Author page: Karen Li

How to Beat Workplace Stress

Our cultural epidemic of stress and burnout seems to get worse each year. Recent Gallup polls showed that 79 percent of Americans feel stressed “sometimes or frequently,” and two-thirds of the full-time American workforce has suffered from some degree of burnout. A survey from ComPsych, a company that provides employee assistance programs as well as resources and reports on behavioral health, found that around 59 percent of all employees…

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Female Founders Share Tips for Launching a New Business

Launching a new business is not easy, never mind bringing to market an entirely new product or service.  Joanna Parker could hardly believe that when she landed a deal for her new company, Yumble Kids, from Bethenny Frankel on Shark Tank. However, It was not just Shark Tank or Bethanny Frankel that made Yumble Kids successful. It was Parker’s foresight to test the market before…

5 Essential Steps For Aspiring Female Founders

Women start their businesses for a variety of reasons. According to research by SCORE, millennial women are often driven by market opportunity while baby boomers are driven by necessity. But regardless of the age group or primary driver, there are some universal considerations that apply to all potential woman entrepreneurs as they prepare to start a business. 1. Honestly assess yourself…

Black Women In Wine Join For Better Representation

When asked to describe the current state of black women’s representation in the wine industry, Robin and Andréa McBride know exactly how to respond. The sisters, cofounders and winemakers of the California-based McBride Sisters Wine Collection, immediately point to a wine industry magazine cover that featured 50 industry leaders. Not a single one is a black woman.  “In one shot, it’s a…

7 Ways to Empower Women and Girls

Here are seven easy ways to make a big difference in the lives of daughters, sisters, and mothers around the world — and right in our own neighborhoods. 1. Provide the ticket to a better life: clean water. Did you know that instead of attending class, girls and women around the world spend 200 million hours each day getting water that is often…