Women Leaders

After This Entrepreneur Stood Up to Her Board, Her Sales Quadrupled and the Business Exploded

'The ones who don't quit are the ones who ultimately survive and lead their businesses,' says Samasource founder Leila Janah.

This Cosmetics Company CEO Turned a $1 Million Packaging Fail into Quadrupled Sales. Here's How.

Carisa Janes, founder and CEO of Hourglass Cosmetics, had to pull more than 10,000 units of foundation off Sephora's shelves in 2012. She went into fix-it mode and turned things around.

3 Powerful Lessons From Women With Ambition

While the world is still dismissive of women with ambition, plenty of female power players are hoping to change that.

The First Black Woman to Own and Run a Billion-Dollar Company Says That Trusting Yourself Is Key to Success

The ActOne Group founder and CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd shares the mindset that helped her build an international business over the course of a four-decade career.
Leadership Skills

5 Leadership Lessons from a Founder Who Built Her Empire from Nothing

How Gail Corder Fischer smiled and dialed her way to the top.
Fashion

Remembering Innovator and Designer Kate Spade in Her Own Words

The fashion icon, 55, was found dead today after an apparent suicide.

After a Point-Blank Rejection Letter From the FDA, This Founder Went Back to the Drawing Board

Cindy Whitehead spent years working on a treatment for low sexual desire in women. When the FDA rejected her drug, she disputed the decision with the stories of affected women -- and won.
Open Every Door

The Co-Founder of Panda Express Shares the Leadership Quality That Helps Her Keep the Brand Fresh

Peggy Cherng talks about the importance of making your values an integral part of your business.
Open Every Door

Angie's List Founder Leads with Her Introversion -- and Has Thrived For Two Decades

To be a great leader, you don't need to be anyone but yourself.
Women Entrepreneurs

This Former Wall Streeter Turned Down $2 Million and Pays Herself Less Than Her Interns So She Can Build Her Company on Her Terms

Kimberley Ho is a former Wall Street investor who launched her own direct-to-consumer family skincare company, Evereden.
20 Questions

This Successful Entrepreneur Shares the Simple Mantra That Helps Her Take Big Risks

MealPal CEO and co-founder Mary Biggins says her support system is what allows her to take those major leaps.

The Surprising Hobbies of Oprah, Serena Williams and 12 Other Successful Women

Here's how some of today's most successful women spend their downtime.
Young Entrepreneur

This Young Founder Built a Multimillion Dollar Business by Rejecting the Silicon Valley Ethos and Being True to Herself

Laura Behrens Wu came to the U.S. as an outsider, and admits she's still trying to find her way.
Women in Business

3 Steps to Creating a Disruptive Mindset

If you want to change the world, you have to change your mind.
Women in Business

4 Female Entrepreneurs Share the Visions That Helped Make Them Successful

Looking for female role models in business? Learn about these four women.