More women would be working or expanding their small businesses if Congress would approve federal tax breaks, write Carrie Lukas, president of the Independent Women's Forum, and Elaine Parker, president of the Job Creators Network Foundation.
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Women entrepreneurs are upbeat about the next 20 years, the 2017 Bank of America Women Business Owner Spotlight survey found. The majority of respondents -- 68% -- believe women will catch up to or pass men in terms of representation as corporate leaders and executives.
Supporters of a new organization, Leaders in Tech, have been talking quietly with prominent venture capitalists about barriers to women's participation in the networking that's vital to dealmaking. Until now, the debate on tech-sector gender discrimination has given little attention to the role of male-dominated networking organizations.
The ongoing -- and now open -- "rampant sexual misconduct" against women in tech provides an opportunity for corporate change, writes Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Four technology leaders give Gates their take on solutions for shutting down the "old boy's club" in venture capital, and Gates calls on the industry to step up.
Four Strategies for Developing Leaders Learn how organizations can prioritize talent development, from retired brigadier general Bernard Banks, Associate Dean of Leadership Development at Kellogg School of Management. Learn more.
Jane Lu quit her job at a consulting firm to launch her business, only to see the company fail weeks later. Lu tried again, launching the online fashion company Showpo out of her parents' garage, and the company now has more than 40 employees.
Online retail sales are expected to grow between 8 and 12 percent this year, and digital continues to be a crucial element of that. Learn how to integrate omnichannel functionalities to capture sales both in-store and online. Start here.
Square's intelligent new retail POS system was built for retailers like you. The system Includes a retail point of sale app, multi-location, real-time advanced inventory management, a smart customer directory and integrated employee management. Learn more.
Twitter is expanding the reach of its accounts-sharing tool, Teams, to its mobile apps, which will enable multiple users of a single account to manage their social activity on the go. Users will still need to use the desktop TweetDeck version to manage their Team members, the company said.
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Answering the wave of email that arrives in an inbox throughout the day can be a major source of stress. Here is a way to get organized by prioritizing all of the tasks on your plate and developing a more effective communication strategy.
Employee morale often declines once a business has been around for a few years. However, companies can take several steps to preserve workers' enthusiasm, such as by committing to transparency and using formal tools to measure sentiment, writes Kate Rockwood.
If you're drawn to meaningful work and you enjoy solving problems, you're likely to be happy no matter what you end up doing professionally, writes Sara McCord. Happy professionals prioritize growth and know when it's time to move on from one job to the next opportunity.
Nearly half of US women say they're not at all confident they will be secure in retirement, and 44% of women with annual household incomes between $35,000 and $150,000 said saving for retirement isn't financially feasible, according to a survey by MassMutual. Only 14% of middle-income men said they are unable to save for retirement.
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