Tag: women entrepreneur

8 Female Entrepreneurs Changing The Travel Industry

By Iona Brannon travel Entrepreneurship is a challenging road, but the number of small businesses with women leaders is growing. There’s data to suggest that female-founded companies outperform their male counterparts, made even more impressive by the fact that women only secure 2.3% of venture capital funding. The travel sector is also growing with female entrepreneurs, and below are eight that are changing the industry with…

How Female Investors Helped Monica Meldrum Succeed

By Women’s Agenda Melbourne’s sixth lockdown provided an unlikely period of transformation for Monica Meldrum and Whole Kids, the healthy snack foods company she co-founded with her husband, James. The two working parents kept the business running with their small kids remote learning from home, and after having suffered an earlier setback as airlines shut down in the wake of the…

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Why Venture Capitalists Should Invest in Women Entrepreneurs

By Shirley Leung venture No matter how much women entrepreneurs accomplish, the statistics remain sobering. Consider that about 40 percent of small businesses in the United States are owned by women, and yet, according to a Crunchbase analysis, companies founded by women received only 2 to 3 percent of venture capital dollars over the past decade. Women of color face even more…

Nashira, A Women’s Eco-Village, is Creating a New Idea of Success

By Barclay Bram Nestled near the city of Palmira, not far from the northern edge of the Andes, is Nashira —a matriarchal eco-village developing an alternative social model for Colombia. Fourteen years ago, a private foundation donated three hectares of land and allowed 88 women—some of them victims of the country’s long-running civil war—to build to build a sustainable and…

Glasswing Honoree Carmen Busquets Is Making A Difference

BY TATJANA FREUND Did you know that the glasswing butterfly has beautiful transparent wings and can be found in the rainforests of South and Central America? Or that the protected species are called “espejitos” (“little mirrors” in Spanish)? It’s this commitment to transparency, self-reflection, protection, and the knowledge that a small movement can create change that inspired the non-profit Glasswing International, which…

How to Penetrate New Markets With International Audience

How You Can Penetrate New Markets By Leveraging An International Audience By Stephanie Burns Are you interested in growing your customer base? Are you creative? Resourceful? Multilingual? Gabrielle Breton proves that these skills and more can help you become a massive success in any industry. Breton founded her first company at the age of 20 in the fitness industry where she focused…

Fashion Rebel Karla Gallardo on How to Start Your Own Business

Fashion Rebel Karla Gallardo on How to Start Your Own Business by Corinne Griffith Cole and reported by Jacqueline Dia WHAT SHE DID… In a world full of Zaras and H&Ms, 31-year-old Ecuadorian designer Karla Gallardo wants to create one-of-a-kind fashion. Her e-commerce brand, Cuyana, is an online dream for eco-conscious chicks who want a little style with their sustainability. Cuyana, Quechua for…