GC4W Women & Entrepreneurship

How Ekta Ohri Helps Children to be Happy and Compassionate

By Tenzin Norzom About ten years ago, when Ekta Ohri had a family friend over for dinner, she recalls her friend’s three-year-old daughter glued to her iPad and the little girl wouldn’t even greet others.  “It was just so disturbing to see her hooked to the iPad. She spent about three hours with us and not for a minute did she look up.…

Natlyn Jones Brings Out the Champion in Every Woman

By Charlene Prempeh It’s been a sporting summer in which female defiance has co-mingled with self-protection. From Simone Biles stepping away from the US Olympic women’s team gymnastics, then making a surprise return to win bronze on the balance beam, to tennis star Naomi Osaka choosing to take “some personal time with friends and family” to manage her mental health,…

Katherine Ryder’s Women’s Health Startup Worth $1 Billion

by Angela Priestley There’s a new unicorn in town and this time it covers a space that’s typically been underserved in the entrepreneurial and tech startup world: women’s and family health. This startup, Maven Clinic, was founded by Katherine Ryder in 2014, to offer an on-demand virtual clinic dedicated to women’s and family healthcare services, including pregnancy and postpartum care. It…

Meet 3 Students Who Started Side Hustles in Quarantine

ith ample downtime during the pandemic, many college students pursued side hustles and started their own businesses during quarantine. By EMILY KRIVOGRAD While not every college student opened their own Etsy shop, many finally had the flexibility to turn hobbies into additional sources of income, and in some cases, dream businesses. I spoke with three college students about what it…

Jada Pinkett Smith Founds an Eco-Friendly Care Brand

Environmental health seems to be a priority in the Smith household. Not only have Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith raised their children, Jaden and Willow Smith, to be extremely vocal about the environment, but the busy parents have also instilled the importance of using your influence to make the world a better place. Back in 2015, Jaden—with the help of…

Patricia Assui Reed’s Boutique Sells Women-Owned Brands

By EMILI VESILIND The relaxed, breezy atmosphere of Patricia Assui Reed’s Matriark boutique in Sag Harbor, N.Y., could feel accidental—as though a stylish, jet-setting friend decided to open her Victorian home as a weekend shop filled with alluring fashion, jewelry, accessories, and home wares. But this easygoing ambience was thoughtfully orchestrated by Patricia Assui Reed, who, before moving to the Hamptons with her…