Advice & insights for women in business.
From Fashion Editor to Champion for the Poor: The Bold Career Path of Susan L. Taylor
Get ready to be inspired. All her life, Susan L. Taylor has been eager to face new challenges. She accepted a position at Essence Magazine with no journalism experience, and now heads an organization devoted to breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty among African Americans. Ms. Taylor talks about her career experiences, the challenges for women in the workplace and the value of trusting your instincts.
Sentiment Survey Report
In March 2019, we surveyed our members comprised of women business leaders and owners. We asked them about the importance of networking and mentoring to their business. To no surprise, 68% of the women surveyed say networking is ‘very important’ to the success of their business. But how do they grow their network, who do they turn to for advice, and what do they look for in a mentor?
Hiring a Business Consultant to Optimize Your Market Strategy
Even the most involved and engaged business owner may struggle to do every necessary task. Read on to learn when hiring a business consultant makes sense.
Tips for Building a Women’s Leadership Initiative in Your Business
How can your company successfully elevate women into leadership positions? Discover what it takes to build an enduring program that benefits women at every level of your organization.
Five Traits of a Successful Woman Leader
Traits of successful leaders may seem to be universal, however only 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women. Women need to develop their own voices and work on additional traits in order to become successful leaders. Read our whitepaper to learn more about specific traits that you should strive to embody.
Understanding Female Leadership’s Impact by Industry
If you're a woman who wants to excel in business, set yourself up for success by choosing an industry that supports diversity in leadership roles. You might be surprised by which sectors have a high number of women at the helm. Which industries are women gaining ground, power and influence in?
Create Your Competitive Advantage with Diverse Leadership
By 2026, more women will finish school and enter the workforce with specific leadership skills than men. Yet, most people still associate leadership with men, and this bias can have a profound affect on an organization's ability to compete and innovate in the future. The Competitive Benefits of Diverse Leadership shares the latest research on the benefits of a more diverse and robust talent pool.
One Connection at a Time: Building Your Community of Peers and Advocates
Business owners can sometimes feel isolated as they focus on making their businesses a success. Having a healthy group of peers and advocates can be powerful. Read our whitepaper for some tips about how your peers are connecting with others.
Tactics to Comfortably Talk About Your Achievements
Career advancement depends on leadership's awareness of your accomplishments. Read our whitepaper to learn ways to talk about your accomplishments without seeming boastful.
How to Identify and Avoid the Glass Cliff as a Female Executive
If you’ve spent any time in the corporate world, you may be aware of the glass ceiling. Despite the growing national conversation about equality, women in business still struggle to advance beyond a certain point within their careers.
How to Run a Business While Raising a Family
Balancing running a business and taking care of your family has its challenges. Read our whitepaper for some tips to help you find balance.
Top Challenges Faced by Women in Business
Oftentimes women in business face challenges that their male counterparts typically don’t. Along with gender biases, there are also disparities in financing and overall communication.