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Blake Lively Knows Being a Perfectionist Is 'Weaponized' Against Women, But She's Micromanaged Her Way to Millions, So She's Not Stopping Now

The "Gossip Girl" actress is done apologizing for being a control freak. After all, obsessing over every little detail is what's made her mixer brand Betty Buzz a raging success.

Thought Leaders

Her Family Owned an Almond Orchard in California's Central Valley. When She Learned That Carbon Removal Could Save the Planet, She Built an Entire Industry to Make It Happen.

Today, Giana Amador's organization Carbon180 helps federal agencies with policy analysis, advises companies on investing in carbon removal, and secures billions of dollars from Congress to work towards its goal of removing tens of billions tons of carbon from the atmosphere.

Thought Leaders

Ava DuVernay Built a Safety Net In Case "Hollywood Kicks Me Out"

The filmmaker started independent film distribution company ARRAY so she'd always have a "liberated territory" where she could tell stories she cared about.

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Sallie Krawcheck Was the Queen of Wall Street, and Raised $100 Million to Launch Her Own Business. Then She Hit an Impasse She Hadn't Seen Coming.

A little-known but common obstacle for women founders, the "Series B Cliff" can make scaling a company extremely difficult. Krawcheck is doing everything she can to help founders like herself get around it.

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Her Company Is Worth $1 Billion. But It Began As a Way to Solve Her Own Shipping Problems.

Shippo founder Laura Behrens Wu has created a software similar to Expedia for the shipping industry.

Growth Strategies

The Startup Rollercoaster: An Entrepreneurial Story; From Inception To Exit

Melltoo co-founder Sharene Lee reflects on her entrepreneurial journey, all the way from its inception to its recent acquisition by UAE-based reverse logistics platform Cartlow.

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To Grow, These Founders Had to Kill Parts of Their Companies They'd Believed Were Essential

Sometimes, when you kill off your sacred cows, you discover whole new fields of opportunity.

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Jessica Simpson's Billion-Dollar Secret: 'Being Underestimated Is a Superpower'

Building a fashion empire has taught the pop star that when people assume you're clueless, it only gives you more time to prove them wrong.

Growth Strategies

Be The Change: Lessons From A Woman In Business (For Other Women In Business)

From paying attention to your physical, emotional, and psychological health, all of which are interconnected, you will be able to focus properly and run your business effectively.

Thought Leaders

These Women Leaders Are Changing Lives and Influencing Tomorrow's Industries—Right Now

From sports stars and media moguls to activist founders and tech innovators, meet the women from our October/November issue who are making a difference in 2021.

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How to Accelerate Your Success as a Female Founder

The first step in starting a business has two components: doing something and then saying, "I'm doing this." Many female entrepreneurs struggle with the second part. I know I did.

Fundraising

Can Female Founders be Successful in Europe Without VC Funding?

Although not all founders have equal access to VC funding, there are plenty of entrepreneurs who succeed using alternative sources of funding or bootstrapping.

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How to Ensure Opportunity and Equality for Women Entrepreneurs Beyond Women's History Month

Reversing the pandemic's devastating impact on women and gender equity will take a massive effort, which is why each one of us must take an active role if we are to succeed.

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7 Practical Ways to Celebrate and Support Women Entrepreneurs

Everyone can do these simple things that can make a big difference for a female founder.