[Q&A] Rachel Switall: Make Your Mark

Rachel Switall is a graphic artist by profession, but being a gatherer of children’s dreams is her true calling. She is publisher, editor, art director, advertising director and marketing director for StudentsX...

Venture Capital’s Uneven Playing Field Revisited

"There is an enormous untapped investment opportunity for venture capitalists smart enough to look at the numbers and fund women entrepreneurs.” That’s one conclusion reached by Dr. Candida Brush, lead author o...

Want Venture-Capital Funding? Talk Sports

“Learn to talk sports if you can’t already” is one of four suggestions MIT professor Fiona Murray offers women entrepreneurs seeking venture-capital funding. Writing in the Boston Globe Magazine, she laments th...

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 ...

What’s Holding Women Back?

The more than 8.3 million women-owned businesses in the United States generate nearly $1.3 trillion in revenues and employ almost 8 million people, according to an American Express Open report.  But just 1.8% o...

COO Carolyn Weidell: Bet on Yourself

Carolyn Weidell is a seasoned executive leader and strategic planner who has worked and succeeded in several businesses. Currently she is COO/Chief Compliance Officer for a consolidation of three Los Angeles-ba...

Best Cities for Women Entrepreneurs

New York City tops Forbes magazine’s list of “the 15 Best Cities for Female Entrepreneurs.” Why? It leads the rest of the country in both number (143) of and dollar value ($42,281,500) of loans backed by the Sm...

Why Women’s Businesses Are Under Funded

Women tend to make less money than men, which means they often have less money for entrepreneurship. Writing in Forbes, Geri Stengel cites the U.S. Department of Commerce’s “Women-Owned Businesses in the 21st C...

Crowd Control

“Crowd funding” is one of many new ways to secure money for startup projects. The term describes groups brought together, usually online, to pool money to fund businesses or social programs. It’s one option for...

Warming to Incubators

If an online startup is your game, an “incubator” program can provide funding, usually in exchange for a small amount of equity in your company. But funding is just the beginning of what incubators offer: they ...