GC4W Women & Entrepreneurship

How the Founder of Year & Day Made Millennials Love Tableware

The tableware industry is enormous and old — a $7 billion space dominated by high-end legacy brands and low-cost plates from the likes of IKEA. Is there room for more? Kathryn Duryea once worked in brand management at Tiffany & Co., where she was part of that old guard, but then she saw a new opening: “We’re in a moment of women embracing leadership and entrepreneurship,…

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How This Founder Created A Successful Business From Home

As the country navigates uncertainty and more companies apply work-at-home options for their employees, a new normal unveils. For many people, work-at-home is new territory and requires a shift in mindset. Working from home isn’t a new concept and presents new opportunities for individuals to excel. Chloe Urquhart, founder of Hart Media, a full-service social media and influencer marketing agency, leveraged…

76+ Women-Owned Small Businesses To Support From A Distance

Women who leave the workforce after having children often go the entrepreneurial route when they’re ready to work again, rather than attempting to jump back on the corporate ladder. Unfortunately that means they’re some of those getting hit the hardest as small businesses across the country close their brick and mortar stores as we shelter-in-place to protect against the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Entrepreneur, Amber Leong, is GC4W’s Person of the Day

GC4W’s Person of the Day is Amber Leong is the first-ever Malaysian to receive a multi-million deal on US Reality TV, Shark Tank. In October, Amber Leong astonished the investors on ABC’s Shark Tank with her story: As a 20-year-old, Leong had ridden a one-way ticket from the outskirts of tropical Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to a snowy Minnesota college, where she beat a life-threatening…

Designer Kendra Scott’s Game Plan for Women in Business

Kendra Scott Wants to Change the Game for Women in Business—Starting With UT Students. Kendra Scott jewelry and home decor are available in nearly 1,400 stores nationwide. The company has sales of about $360 million, according to Forbes, and employs more than 2,000 people—more than 90 percent of whom are women.    In September 2019, Scott donated $1 million to The University of Texas…