Women get a bad rap in the work world, and we don’t have to look much further than pop culture for examples. Fortunately, executives like Facebook COO and Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg are fostering an important discourse that is reaching female and male executives alike to spark change.
If the national spotlight on bullying has taught us anything, it’s that bullies aren’t just ornery kids picking on helpless classmates in the schoolyard. Bullies have invaded social media, and they’re becoming more prevalent in the workplace.
Are you a woman wanting to start a business but struggling to determine whether or not it is the right time? Do you need to wait until the timing is more “spot on,” or should you just jump right in and get started?
I have been an executive director for 10 years, a mom for three, and I have a lifetime of work ahead of me. Five key things have helped me get to where I am today and will continue to guide me in the future:
I refuse to be a woman-owned business. Don’t get me wrong; I am a woman and I own my business. I’ve owned and run my business for more than a decade, and I do it with integrity, a good heart, a drive for success, and a dedication to my clients.
Last month, the Gender GEDI Index—the branch of Dell’s Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index focused on opportunities for women—ranked the U.S. first out of 17 countries as a haven for female entrepreneurship. However, as even the U.S. scored only a 76 on a 100-point scale, it’s clear that there are still challenges facing women entrepreneurs in this country.
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