When your compass points to “Why Not?”

By Heather D. Blease, mother of four, entrepreneur and CEO of SaviLinx, a certified Women Owned Business. When I think of the United State of Women today I think about the role that parents play in our lives and how as mothers we too often dismiss the gravity of child rearing. I was just doing my job, we […]

How to close the opportunity gap for women entrepreneurs

By Gina Harman, CEO of Accion’s U.S. Network Women are key drivers of economic growth and community revitalization. Yet, women entrepreneurs face substantial hurdles in accessing the resources they need to launch and sustain their businesses. Closing this financial inclusion gender gap is an important goal in itself – and it is also sound economics. […]

Female Cartoonists are Saving the World!

By Melanie Florencio, General Dynamics When I was 10 years old, I knew I wanted to be a cartoonist. After going through phases of wanting to be a nurse, veterinarian, and even a Catholic nun, it was decided my fate was to create comic books the rest of my life. What I didn’t know at […]

Moving Toward the Mission

The Women In Trucking Association’s primary purpose is to increase the percentage of women in the trucking industry. In an effort to provide exposure to young girls who might not have considered a career in trucking, we initiated a Transportation Patch for the Girl Scouts of America. In partnership with the Girl Scouts of Greater […]

Reflecting the Light of Everyday Heroines

by Cheng-Ling Chen Creator and writer, HERliograph.com When I was a corporate attorney many years ago, I worked with tall, well-bred, smart, Caucasian men.  I wasn’t like the status quo.  I had worked hard to get my law degree from a top law school, and I was well-liked by my colleagues and clients.  Still I […]

Cultivating Greatness: 5 Empowering Tips For Women Entrepreneurs

By: Teri Nichole Harrison Now, more than ever, women are re-defining what’s possible and making powerful strides in business. This year alone has been a break out year for women entrepreneurs. From the Forbes billionaire list to the feminine footprints on the economy, it’s clear women-owned businesses are making a powerful and historical mark. But don’t get too comfortable. There’s still […]

Operation HOPE, Inc.

Operation HOPE, Inc. National Small Business Empowerment Program For Inspiring Entrepreneurs focuses on exposing Women Small Business Owners with women federal and local government initiatives and resources By Jena Roscoe, Operation HOPE Government Relations, Public Policy (GRPP) During March 2016 Women’s History Month, we were honored to have HOPE Small Business Empowerment Program Graduates to visit […]

Lessons in being a Social Entrepreneur

By: Elsa Marie Managing Director & Co-founder of Safecity @pinthecreep A little over 3 years ago, I decided to take the plunge and move to the development sector after a very successful 20 year career in aviation. This move was triggered by many things — my quest for my purpose in life, stagnancy due to a glass […]

Vague Feedback is Holding Women Back

By: Sarah Cone I’m obsessed with this Harvard Business Review research showing one reason women aren’t rising to executive levels is that they receive different types of feedback than men. The authors of the study found: [W]omen are systematically less likely to receive specific feedback tied to outcomes, both when they receive praise and when […]