Make Lemonade, founded by Rachel Kelly, is a co-working space in Toronto focused on providing women with an environment that fosters creativity. In addition to workstations, the space offers meeting rooms, printing and mail services, and other resources.
Hundreds of tech industry founders and executives have formed the Founders for Change coalition to demand that venture capitalists make diversity a priority. In a statement released Tuesday, the group, which includes Drew Houston of Dropbox, Brian Chesky of Airbnb and Anne Wojcicki of 23andMe, invited others to make a commitment to improving racial and gender diversity in the VC industry.
The Pineapple Collaborative offers women in the hospitality industry a place to collaborate with peers, receive support and discover new trends. "Places like Pineapple are embracing women from all walks of the industry, and also helping us have a conversation about what carving out our own space would look like," entrepreneur Krystal Mack said.
Women are more likely to move into leadership roles in large family businesses, which tend to embrace a long-term strategic approach, writes Carrie Hall, the EY Americas Family Business Leader. "[A]t a time when gender parity remains elusive at all levels of business management, family firms are especially compelling options for women who aspire to lead," she writes.
After being laid off and going through a difficult divorce, Kelli Chapin purchased Bohemia Healing Spa. Chapin said becoming a business owner wasn't in her original plans but taking the risk has "made such a difference in my life."
Organizations can better tailor their content to fit the needs of their target audiences by knowing how their prospective customers are consuming content, Laura Forer writes. This infographic from Handmadewritings breaks down social media habits, types of content consumed and ways to reach each generation.
Sharapova Women's Entrepreneur Program is accepting applications from WBOs ready to grow
Five-time Grand Slam tennis champion and successful entrepreneur Maria Sharapova and the National Association of Women Business Owners have teamed up to provide to six NAWBO members the opportunity to participate in a 12-month mentoring and business scaling program!
Through the Sharapova Women's Entrepreneur Program and NAWBO partnership, businesswomen will be selected to receive support and resources from Sharapova's longtime marketing and business development teams as well as the NAWBO Institute. Find applicant requirements and details here.
Handwritten typography -- when used correctly -- can add an element of creativity to a website. To effectively use this design tactic, make sure the writing is user-friendly, the style matches the content and different styles can be mixed to emphasize, communicate and draw more attention to the brand.
Businesses that make a point of contributing to worthy causes gain an extra sheen with customers who increasingly expect such philanthropy. As such, the practice can serve as a potent marketing tool that can also prove attractive to employees and top talent when you're searching for new hires.
Ethisphere's Global Ethics Summit highlighted the importance of diversity in the communications industry and the way inclusion efforts are changing how businesses operate. A group of panelists encouraged leaders to put metrics in place to measure the success of diversity efforts and to support employees and CEOs who want to make the workplace more inclusive.
Many women have been inspired to challenge themselves and take on new roles in tech and other fields, and they often seek to help other women to do the same. This slideshow offers five recommended books written by women for women, including "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead" by Sheryl Sandberg and "Feminist Fight Club" by Jessica Bennett.
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