Tag: Women in Business

Madam C.J. Walker: Black Haircare Entrepreneur

By Ruth Agbaji Another Black History Month has come and gone, but per the findings of a new study commissioned by Groupon and the National Black Chamber of Commerce: Educating ourselves on the adversity African Americans have always faced in the workplace MUST be a year long thing. Depressingly, 80% of black business owners polled stated they faced more challenges getting their business off the ground due to their race while 85% claimed they…

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This Program Introduces Women to International Markets

By Marisol García Fuentes Support for women favors economic growth. A report by the McKinsey Global Institute indicates that a strengthening of gender equality could represent an increase of 12 trillion dollars to world GDP by the year 2025, which in Latin America would represent an approximate of 1.1 trillion dollars. According to World Bank data, globally, one in three companies is owned by…

Melanie Perkins’ Startup Canva Gains Rapid Success

By Jessie Tu As a tech start-up entrepreneur, Melanie Perkins’ story is nothing short of remarkable. Last July, we reported her becoming one of the wealthiest women in Australia after her graphic design company Canva, which she co-founded with her husband Cliff Obrecht raised US$60 million in funding. This week, her company has hit an on paper valuation of $US15 billion ($19.7 billion) after securing a…

5 Reasons Women in Ecommerce Should Stick Together

Women entrepreneurs are making their mark in the business world by taking on new challenges daily and are finding great success. According to nonprofit organization Catalyst, women hold only 6 percent of CEO positions in the S&P 500. That percentage jumps considerably when you look at ecommerce, as Amazon data company Jungle Scout reports 32 percent of sellers are women. But even this statistic reveals a gender gap in the business. Women…

4 Ways to Feel Empowered in a Male-Dominated Industry

By Bethany Peterson As we take the time to celebrate the incredible contributions of women throughout history during Women’s History Month, it’s also a good moment to look around at the women currently fighting to be taken seriously, gain equality, and earn well-deserved respect in spaces still dominated by sexism and discrimination.  If the last #OscarsSoMale season is any indicator, representation remains seriously lacking…

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…

Shontay Lundy On How To Grow Seven-Figure Business

By: Shontay Lundy, as told to Alexis Jones I’m Shontay Lundy, the founder of Black Girl Sunscreen, and I’m a millionaire—a title I never considered possible for myself. I was born in the small town of Newburgh, New York. Today, it’s one of those places that people from the city migrate to because you get more for your dollar. And it’s undergoing…