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How A Strong College Network Opens Doors For Young Women

How did one woman prove you make a social impact and deliver ROI? Expanding the horizons of young women can pay off for corporations seeking resilient, ambitious employees.

 

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Money Makes Small Businesses Go Round: Ensuring Access For All

How Do Women and Minorities Bypass Bias to Raise the Money Their Business Needs?

 

How the diverse makeup of one company has created finance options for innovations that might otherwise never get to market … and why more companies are going to follow their lead.

 

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How One Woman Is Raising Money For 385,000 Women Entrepreneurs

What do VCs not get that impact investors do?

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Equity And Debt Are Not The Only Ways To Scale

Who doesn’t like growing your own business while helping others start businesses of their own? Think it can’t be done? Try franchising.

 

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Grit and Gutsy-ness Make Nina Vaca a Woman to Watch

After big risks led to a business success, this woman turned her focus to helping others follow in her footsteps.

 

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Could The Next Steve Jobs Be A Black Woman? Not If She Only Gets Funding Crumbs

Women, and black women in particular, have an uphill battle for funding no matter how innovative and successful they are.

 

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What Happens When Women Dream Big And Act Boldly?

How are women tackling BIG problems like Alzheimer’s?

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Cross Cultural Opportunity Leads To Business Growth

To create a long-lasting bridge between Jordan and America, 20 women from both countries attended a week-long cultural and entrepreneurial training. They learned from each other and built relationships.

The program is a partnership among Open Hands Initiative, which creates programs that build mutual understanding, open communication, trust and goodwill between people in the United States and emerging countries; the Women First Enterprise, which helps women become successful entrepreneurs and investors; and Oasis500, a leading early stage and seed investment and business accelerator based in Amman. The culmination of the week-long program was a Demo Day and Pitch Competition. Companies competed for $100,000 in prize money.

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How Mindfulness Will Improve Your Business and Your Holiday

Whether your company is still recovering from the recession or experiencing growing pains, Thanksgiving is a perfect time to pause and take control. Not of your business, take control of your mind by using mindfulness techniques. It will help you become a more self-aware leader who understands yourself, your motivations, your values and the purpose of your leadership. Over time, you will find that you have become more effective and satisfied in your work.

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How An Army Veteran And Saffron Are Building Peace

When you think of Afghanistan, you probably think war torn and desolate. Not high quality produce.

When Kimberly Jung was stationed there as an Army captain, she tasted some of the best fruits, vegetables and spices she had ever eaten. Equally as impressive to her were the people whom she found to be optimistic despite their circumstances as well as loyal and hospitable.

When Jung came back to the U.S., she went to Harvard Business School expecting to be a management consultant At McKinsey in San Francisco. The job didn’t materialize. Instead, while on the phone with Keith Alaniz who was still deployed in Afghanistan, a spark for an entrepreneurial venture took shape. Alaniz told her about Haji Yosef, an industrious farmer who had plenty of saffron but no buyers.

Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. It sells for six to seven times the amount of opium poppy. Both Jung and Alaniz knew that selling a high-value crop like saffron would undercut drug trade, which fuels the Taliban.

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