Plum Alley Extends to Crowdfunding

Plum Alley is adding fundraising for startups to its original mission of providing an online e-marketplace for products created by women. Plum Alley Founder Deborah Jackson says the new crowdfunding capability ...

Conductor Mei-Ann Chen: Find Your Voice, Your Dream

Mei-Ann Chen has been music director of the Memphis Symphony since 2010 and of the Chicago Sinfonietta since 2011. Born in Taiwan, she has been in the United States since 1989. In 2002, she was unanimously sele...

Are Women to Blame for the Glass Ceiling?

“Enough about the glass ceiling,” Lindsay Broder writes at Entrepreneur.com. “That sounds like victimhood to me. Women do have control, and in some ways, are to blame for the glass ceiling's continued existence...

Kali Raoul: Don’t Ignore Personal Branding

Kali Raoul is president of The Image Studios, which she founded in Chicago in 2000. It works with both corporate and individual clients, counseling them on how to use personal branding to maximize their potenti...

Attracting More Young Women to the Sciences

Anne-Marie Imafidon (at l.) created Stemettes, a program dedicated to “showing the next generation that girls do science too.” In the UK and other developed countries, too few young women pursue advanced STEM (...

Learning to Influence is a Vital Career Skill

A résumé may get you in the door but one’s capacity to “influence the assessor” secures the job, Roma Agrawal writes in Britain’s The Guardian. A structural engineer, Agrawal says her career development was sta...

Nycci Nellis: Let Relationships Fuel You

Nycci Safier Nellis helps define the food and wine community of Washington, D.C. In 2003 she founded The List (thelistareyouonit.com), an online compendium of what’s happening and what’s important in the city. ...