Tag: Female Leadership

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…

The Executive Coach Helping to Empower Female Leaders

By Forbes Councils This article series spotlights key business trends identified by the expert members of Forbes Councils. Find out if you qualify for Forbes Coaches Council here. It has long been recognized that female leaders are being underrepresented and left behind in STEM and S&P 500 companies. Historically, the move towards closing opportunity gaps at work took a gender agnostic approach…

This Entrepreneur Launched a Page to Teach Sustainable Living

By Bernardo Flores Heymann Valeria Horton finished college in May 2020, two months after the COVID-19 lockdown had stopped everything in Mexico. With a stagnant economy and few job offers for recent graduates, Valeria decided to take advantage of the crisis to start a business. This is their story and with the sole objective of promoting their entrepreneurship, I pitch the idea to…

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,…

Female Founders On The Importance Of Women Leaders

At the Fast Company Innovation Festival, Diane von Furstenberg and Bumble’s CEO, Whitney Wolfe Herd, talked about female leadership, and why being “kind” isn’t always nice. In 1972, Diane von Furstenberg started her namesake fashion line that would launch a thousand wrap dresses. More than 40 years later, she continues to be a champion for women, empowering them with fashion as well as…

6 Strategies for Female Managers

Do men and women lead differently? Researchers have found that women tend to have a distinct leadership style that shapes how they run their teams. Specifically, these studies show that women tend to use what’s called the transformational leadership style. Transformational Leadership: Transformational leaders aim to enhance the motivation, morale and job performance of followers by working with teams to identify needed change, to…