GC4W Women & Entrepreneurship

True Grit Helped Stax Founder Suneera Madhani Achieve Unicorn Status

True Grit Helped Stax Founder Suneera Madhani Achieve Unicorn Status By Geri Stengel This past March fintech Stax achieved unicorn status after raising $245 million. It also rose from sixth on the WPO’s 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies of 2021 list to third. The list ranks privately owned, women-led companies that have generated at least $500,000 in revenue in each of the past…

How Lunya’s Founder Structures Her Day For Maximum Productivity

How Lunya’s Founder Structures Her Day For Maximum Productivity By Jessica Thomas Ashley Merrill of DTC darling Lunya made a name for her brand by rethinking sleepwear, but the founder quickly realized that the qualities of the pajamas she was making — comfortable and easy to wear, yet luxurious — were in short supply across all categories of clothing. So in the past 10 years of running…

Eva Mendes, Jessica Alba Share Advice For Female Entrepreneurs

Eva Mendes, Jessica Alba Share Advice For Female Entrepreneurs Jessica Simpson, Eva Mendes, Jessica Alba, Lauren Conrad And Hannah Skvarla Share Their Advice For The Next Generation Of Female Entrepreneurs. By Yola Robert Create & Cultivate brought their highly anticipated conference back to Los Angeles for a one-day event filled with educational and inspiring panels, pop-ups, keynote speakers, mentor power…

Mia Ray Of Glam-Aholic Lifestyle Brand On 4 Ways To Exceed Sales Expectations

Mia Ray Of Glam-Aholic Lifestyle Brand On 4 Ways To Exceed Sales Expectations By Pauleanna Reid “No paid influencers, no running ads, no viral moments. Just me … and you.” This note shared by Mia Ray to her Instagram followers in July illustrates the secret behind the Glam-Aholic Lifestyle brand’s unprecedented success. Armed with her love for fashion, her phone, and some…

How Carly Bigi Is Using AI to Eliminate Fashion Waste Problems

How Carly Bigi Is Using AI to Eliminate Fashion Waste Problems By Amanda Breen  It’s mid-July, and the yacht on the Hudson is called Praying for Overtime — an apt name for the boat hosting the Laws of Motion event, where founder Carly Bigi and her crew’s passion for beautiful, perfect-fitting clothing bubbles up alongside the Aperol spritzes at the bar. Bigi herself wears a vibrant…

How Greenberg Fosters Psychological Safety

How Greenberg Fosters Psychological Safety By Pauleanna Reid With 220 million meetings conducted each year, there is no doubt that it is an essential forum for exchanging information, building relationships and enabling collaboration in business. However, as essential as meetings appear to be to our professional lives, not all of them are as productive, impactful or collaborative as we intend. While the…

This Founder Developed A Device To Tackle Surface Germs Amid Covid

This Founder Developed A Device To Tackle Surface Germs Amid Covid By Monica Haider What started as grief over a friend’s staph infection that rapidly led to an emergency room visit and the friend’s untimely death turned into brainstorming and a new perspective on germs, healthcare and innovation by Debra Vanderhoff. The infection that gripped Vanderhoff’s friend had taken her…

Sophi Horne Makes Waves In The Electric Boat Industry

Sophi Horne Makes Waves In The Electric Boat Industry By Rachel Ingram Sophi Horne is quickly becoming one of the most influential women in yachting. The Norway-born Sweden-raised entrepreneur and designer is making waves with her industry-leading projects that are pushing the boundaries of electric boating. While still fairly young in the industry, Horne has already made a substantial mark…