GC4W Women & Entrepreneurship

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…

3 Women Redefine Entrepreneurship in San Juan

BY RICHARD MORGAN Puerto Rico, long battered by earthquakes and hurricanes while mired in colonial limbo and blackouts, is in the throes of a once-in-a-generation cultural and political revival of self-determination and independence. That energy is almost always discussed in terms of possible statehood for the U.S. island territory, but three women in the capital city of San Juan are infusing the conversation…

India’s First Female Founder of a Billion-Dollar Brand

As Co-Founder and CEO of business-to-business ecommerce platform Zilingo, Ankiti Bose is on track to being the first Indian woman to found a unicorn startup – all before her 30th birthday. By Julie Cooper When it comes to entrepreneurship, Ankiti Bose is something of a legend. Thanks to the rapid success of Zilingo – the business-to-business ecommerce platform that she co-founded…

Startups With This Type of Founder Make 151% More in Revenue

By Melanie Fellay In 2020, the share of venture funding going to female founders shrank to a mere 2.3%. In a world where having access to capital can make or break your company, that means only two women for every 98 men get that opportunity. I am one of those two women.  This month, my company, Spekit, announced our $12 million Series A round…