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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

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March 13, 2014 in The 'Treps
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February 25, 2014 in Franchises
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Barbie is now an entrepreneur. But what business is she running? Would you invest?
February 18, 2014 in The 'Treps
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February 10, 2014 in Productivity
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January 29, 2014 in Business Management
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January 13, 2014 in Startup Financing
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January 3, 2014 in Profiles
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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
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Weird But True: Microsoft Is Developing a Stress-Monitoring Bra

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December 10, 2013 in News and Trends
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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
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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
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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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October 31, 2013 in Franchises
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October 31, 2013 in Franchises
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October 24, 2013 in Starting a Business
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Martha Stewart, Bobbi Brown and other all-star business leaders offer keys to entrepreneurial success for women and men.
October 17, 2013 in Grow Your Business
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Red Ants workwear for women has a heavy-duty impact.
October 13, 2013 in Profiles
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Facebook's COO says there is a bias in the business world that women are too aggressive.
October 2, 2013 in Leadership
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The Obstacles Facing Women's Career Success (Infographic)

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For decades, women have struggled to balance the demands of family and business. How far have they come?
September 10, 2013 in Business Management
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A new report measures the rates of female entrepreneurship and the sentiments of female business owners around the world.
July 31, 2013 in Leadership
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Before protesters engulfed Turkey's Taksim Square, the country had become a rising star for businesses and entrepreneurs.
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