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How Female Founders In Fashion Are Increasingly Making Their Mark

How Female Founders In Fashion Are Increasingly Making Their Mark By Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo As fashion evolves each year, a new power dynamic is coming into play more than ever. A study by Business of Fashion revealed that women designed 40% of womenswear fashion brands, but they only make up about 14% of leadership positions among the largest fashion brands. Another report found that women…

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Advice from Bethenny Frankel to Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs

Advice from Bethenny Frankel to Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs By Moira Forbes “The only real successes are ones with blood, sweat, tears and grit,” says best-selling author, producer and philanthropist Bethenny Frankel, speaking about her unconventional rise from reality TV star to self-made businesswoman and serial entrepreneur. Frankel is sharing hard-won lessons in building a brand empire in her first-ever business-focused book,…

Beyoncé and Rihanna Invest in an All-Female-Funded Brand

Beyoncé and Rihanna Invest in an All-Female-Funded Brand Accessories firm Destree has a star-studded lineup of investors. Alongside Beyoncé and Rihanna are Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Alba and more. By Maiysha Kai Who run the world? When it comes to running the Parisian accessories and ready-to-wear firm Destree, the answer is women, not girls. The brand boasts a bevy of new…

Karlie Kloss Melds Her Love For Wellness And Tech

Karlie Kloss Melds Her Love For Wellness And Tech By Valentina Di Donato Karlie Kloss, model, mother, and entrepreneur has been pursuing her many ventures through the lens of balance. Throughout her career, she has juggled jet-setting around the world for designer campaigns, her ventures in tech with her program Kode with Klossy which allows young women to access learning opportunities in…

How Bloom Founder Avery Francis Builds Inclusive Workplaces

How Bloom Founder Avery Francis Builds Inclusive Workplaces By Pauleanna Reid Thanks in part to the global stage of social media, conversations on race, identity and politics are more amplified today than ever before. Among the slew of other race-based tragedies to make headlines in recent years, the George Floyd protests of 2020 had casual Instagram users and big brands…

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Why We Need to Nurture Entrepreneurship in Young Girls

Why We Need to Nurture Entrepreneurship in Young Girls Existing programs that promote and support women’s entrepreneurship help address the inequality that currently exists, but they don’t reach women early enough. By Sylvia Acevedo Last month, women on college campuses around the world gathered for Women Entrepreneurship Week, an annual event that brings budding female entrepreneurs together with female startup founders…