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The Emotional Process To Help Senior Leaders Make Better Decisions

The Emotional Process To Help Senior Leaders Make Better Decisions By Christine Michel Carter In our personal lives, we sometimes rely on our gut to make bold decisions. However, in the business world, depending on your gut is risky. In its 2022 Research Report, cloud-based software company Momentive (the parent company of SurveyMonkey) found that 32% of senior leaders rely on their…

How Suneera Madhani Found A Smarter Way To Process Payments

How Suneera Madhani Found A Smarter Way To Process Payments By Yola Robert Suneera Madhani’s fintech company, Stax, has processed over $23 billion in payments for 22,000 businesses. With a growth rate of more than 500% year over year, Stax has tripled its valuation leading the company into unicorn territory. But Madhani’s beginnings with Stax weren’t always this gleaming. The first-generation…

How This Women’s Initiative Is Helping Small Business Owners

How This Women’s Initiative Is Helping Small Business Owners By Melissa Houston Women are less likely to receive funding for their businesses. If they get funding, female entrepreneurs achieve as much success as male entrepreneurs, yet only 2.2% of women received VC funding in 2021. The Scotiabank Women Initiative has increased its commitment to funding women’s businesses to $10B by 2025. This initiative…

Being Nimble & Strategic Helped Her Overcome Business Obstacles

Being Nimble & Strategic Helped Her Overcome Business Obstacles By Geri Stengel In October 2017, Ginger Bowman purchased a commercial printing business. In the five years since, she has overcome three significant challenges by being flexible and pivoting. High customer concentration. An industry that was set in its ways. The pandemic. Some in the industry thought Bowman would fail. But,…

Jade Watson Has Built SickBird Into A Powerhouse Production Company

Jade Watson Has Built SickBird Into A Powerhouse Production Company By MeiMei Fox Digitally-native production company SickBird Productions partners with brands, studios and talent to launch original content. Their work includes three Facebook Watch Originals for The Shade Room — The Shade Brunch, Thick House and Love Locked — ten Snapchat Discover series, three of which are SickBird Originals, and branded content for TikTok including Noah…

Bobbi Brown Talks Career, Parenting and Taking Chances

Bobbi Brown Talks Career, Parenting and Taking Chances By Emily Washcovick  Bobbi Brown built her makeup empire—for the first time—in the nineties, at a time when shades often had to be heavily mixed to match skin tones and bigger looks were favored over subtle. Her namesake brand, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, was acquired by Estée Lauder in 1995, but Bobbi stayed…

Tracee Ellis Ross on Entrepreneurship & Supporting Black Businesses

Tracee Ellis Ross on Entrepreneurship & Supporting Black Businesses By Vanessa Etienne Tracee Ellis Ross has always dreamed of being an entrepreneur. And in 2019 with the launch of her haircare line Pattern Beauty — a curly girl-friendly collection of shampoos, conditioners, gels, creams, tools and more — the Black-ish star, 49, made that dream a reality. “I wanted to have a business and I…

Tory Burch Encourages Women To ‘Embrace Ambition’

Tory Burch Encourages Women To ‘Embrace Ambition’ By Amy Shoenthal The Tory Burch Foundation hosted its annual Embrace Ambition Summit yesterday in New York City. The theme of this year’s Summit was “Confronting Stereotypes and Creating New Norms,” with the goal of fostering discussions about the state of women and work, mental health, inequities exacerbated by COVID, and the increasing role of social activism.…