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Franchise Players: Veteran and Mother of Five on Refusing to Settle
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After nine years in the military, Tai Jeffries refuses to settle for anything less than her male counterparts as a cleaning franchisee.
April 21, 2014 in Franchises
3 Ways for Women to Close the VC Gender Gap

3 Ways for Women to Close the VC Gender Gap

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Only 7 percent of U.S. venture capital deals go to women founders and CEOs. Let's change that statistic.
April 10, 2014 in The 'Treps
How a 'Yes' Mentality Helped Turn 'Yes to' Into a Major Beauty Brand

How a 'Yes' Mentality Helped Turn 'Yes to' Into a Major Beauty Brand

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Joy Chen, CEO of the company behind the Yes to Carrots and Yes to Tomatoes beauty lines, shares her experience turning the once unprofitable company into a fast-growing brand.
March 20, 2014 in The 'Treps
Team 'Ban Bossy' or Not: 3 Reasons Why Hiring Women In Tech Grows Business.

Team 'Ban Bossy' or Not: 3 Reasons Why Hiring Women In Tech Grows Business.

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As of late, there has been a lot of news about female employees at startups. Here are a few reason to get women on board.
March 19, 2014 in Grow Your Business
'Visible and Engaged': Women on Breaking Into the Tech Industry

'Visible and Engaged': Women on Breaking Into the Tech Industry

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There is still a staggering low number of female founders in the tech industry. Here is some advice on how ladies can get started.
March 13, 2014 in The 'Treps
Tell Us: Will You Ban 'Bossy' From Your Vocabulary?

Tell Us: Will You Ban 'Bossy' From Your Vocabulary?

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Lean In, Girl Scouts of the USA and others are partnering up to bring Sheryl Sandberg's message of empowered female leadership to playgrounds and classrooms.
March 10, 2014 in Lifestyle
Power Pedicures: The New 'Golf' for Businesswomen?

Power Pedicures: The New 'Golf' for Businesswomen?

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One woman has found success hosting business meetings at nail salons.
March 7, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Women Win in the Classroom, Struggle in the Boardroom (Infographic)

Women Win in the Classroom, Struggle in the Boardroom (Infographic)

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Ahead of International Women's Day, here's a look at where women have made improvements and where they are still falling a step behind.
March 5, 2014 in Leadership
Photos: Slideshow: The Rise of Stiletto Networks - Top 5 Women's Power Circles

Slideshow: The Rise of Stiletto Networks - Top 5 Women's Power Circles

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As Women’s History Month kicks off, we profile a women's movement lurking beneath the scenes across several industries -- including the startup world.
March 3, 2014 in Leadership
Franchise Players: A Female Entrepreneur Steers an Auto Care Franchise

Franchise Players: A Female Entrepreneur Steers an Auto Care Franchise

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Rissy Sutherland played the field in the franchise industry, before becoming COO of Honest-1 Auto Care.
February 28, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: This Repair Technician Proves Any Time Can Be Right to Start Your Business

Franchise Players: This Repair Technician Proves Any Time Can Be Right to Start Your Business

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Jeanne Lemieux worked as a technician for 26 years before opening up her own Mr. Appliance franchise. Here's what she learned.
February 27, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: Two Men and a Truck's First Franchisee Reflects on 27 Years in Franchising

Franchise Players: Two Men and a Truck's First Franchisee Reflects on 27 Years in Franchising

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Two Men and a Truck is built on a family of female entrepreneurs. Here’s what the first franchisee (and the founder's daughter) has learned.
February 26, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: A Franchisee Follows In the Footsteps of Her Grandmother

Franchise Players: A Franchisee Follows In the Footsteps of Her Grandmother

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Alicia Sorber Gallegos talks working as a Two Men and a Truck franchisee—a company founded by her grandmother.
February 25, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: One Woman's Long Journey to Become a Sylvan Learning Center Franchisee

Franchise Players: One Woman's Long Journey to Become a Sylvan Learning Center Franchisee

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Once, Hillary Malone Tilton was a student at Sylvan Learning Center. Today, she runs 13 locations.
February 24, 2014 in Franchises
POLL: Would You Buy Entrepreneur Barbie, or Is She Hardly a Good Example?

POLL: Would You Buy Entrepreneur Barbie, or Is She Hardly a Good Example?

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Barbie is now an entrepreneur. But what business is she running? Would you invest?
February 18, 2014 in The 'Treps
Introducing Entrepreneur Barbie

Introducing Entrepreneur Barbie

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At Toy Fair this week, Mattel announced its iconic doll is becoming her own boss.
February 17, 2014 in The 'Treps
Turning the 'Challenges' of Being a Woman in Tech Into Opportunities

Turning the 'Challenges' of Being a Woman in Tech Into Opportunities

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Contrary to what is often portrayed in the media, being a woman entrepreneur in the tech community has its perks. Here are a few lessons I have learned about how to capitalize on being a female entrepreneur.
February 10, 2014 in Productivity
Closing the Business-Ownership Gender Gap

Closing the Business-Ownership Gender Gap

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It's not about bias or the 'system.' To address the gender gap, more women need to want to own businesses.
January 29, 2014 in Business Management
Young Female Entrepreneurs' Advice on Securing Funding

Young Female Entrepreneurs' Advice on Securing Funding

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These ladies have found success getting money for their companies. Here's how they did it.
January 13, 2014 in Startup Financing
The 7 Most Powerful Women to Watch in 2014

The 7 Most Powerful Women to Watch in 2014

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These seven innovators are having a major influence on technology, healthcare and the government. We've got our eye on these powerful women. You should, too.
January 3, 2014 in Profiles
Leadership Lessons from Young Female Entrepreneurs

Leadership Lessons from Young Female Entrepreneurs

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Millennial women business owners are charting their own path. Here are some ways to follow in their footsteps.
December 17, 2013 in Leadership
As Men in Kilts Franchise Grows, Women (In and Out of Kilts) Are Key

As Men in Kilts Franchise Grows, Women (In and Out of Kilts) Are Key

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Men in Kilts, like many franchises, is dominated by men. However, two women have been important to the growth of the business.
November 26, 2013 in Franchises

What This Female CEO Learned About Gender Bias After Pitching 200 VCs

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Women tend to undersell their vision compared to men when pitching VCs, but there's more to successful pitching than a big promise. Here's one CEO's lessons.
November 21, 2013 in Financing
Why It's Harder For Women to Raise VC Funds

Why It's Harder For Women to Raise VC Funds

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The glass ceiling is still very much intact, but entrepreneurs and VCs have the power to close the gender gap. Here's how.
November 19, 2013 in Business Management
Photos: 9 Women in Tech Building Apps That Make a Difference

9 Women in Tech Building Apps That Make a Difference

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To this day, women are far outnumbered by men in the tech world. Here are nine women helping to prove tech development isn't a man's world.
November 4, 2013 in Apps & Software
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