Advice & insights for women in business.
The Pandemic’s Toll on Working Women and What Companies Can Do
According to recent research by the National Women’s Law Center nearly 2.2 million women have left the workforce since February 2020. Another Study by McKinsey & Company highlights that the pandemic has affected women’s confidence, as well as their thoughts about their financial future. Learn more as KeyCorp experts weigh in on the topic with tips on how to support women – and parents – throughout the pandemic and beyond.
Spotlight - Nancy Kern Eaton: Community Impact Award
Nancy Kern Eaton, President at the United Way of Central New York and recipient of Key4Women’s Central New York 2020 Community Impact Award, talks about why community is central to addressing the root causes of poverty and changing the systems that make it persist.
Angela Benton: Trusting Her Intuition to Guide Her Entrepreneurial Passions
Meet Angela Benton, a pioneer of diversity in the technology industry. Benton has created companies that have enabled Black, Hispanic and female entrepreneurs to successfully grow their businesses with venture capital financing, own and monetize their data, and network with other minority executives.
Benton places a high value on integrity, transparency, simplicity, and intuition in all her business pursuits – values informed by her life’s experiences as a mother and cancer survivor.
Spotlight - Laura Serway: 2020 Key4Women Achieve Award Winner
Laura Serway, winner of Key4Women’s Central New York 2020 Achieve Award, talks with KeyBank’s Rachel Galusha about the importance of building relationships, giving back to community and how she handles challenges she faces as an entrepreneur.
Leading the Future of Work
The crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the way we live and work. There are lessons to be learned in overcoming every obstacle, however, and leaders guiding an organization through this unprecedented moment have a front row seat to what’s worked, what’s changed, and what the future of work looks like.
2020 Financial Confidence Survey Report
Finding Opportunities in Adversity
2020 has been a year of unprecedented setbacks for business owners. COVID-19 forced massive shifts in the way people run and plan for the future of their businesses. Despite these challenges, women's drive to succeed remains strong.
Spotlight – Debra McClendon-Boddie: Small Business Achievement Award
Meet Debra McClendon-Boddie, who has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the Central New York Key4Women® Small Business Achievement Award for her work as founder of PGR Foundation, Inc. Hear how her mentorship makes a difference in the lives of young girls, and how this work has changed her life, too.
An Expectation Hangover, an Awful Job and a Master’s Thesis
Lauren McGoodwin, entrepreneur and author, discusses her path to fulfilling work that was "anything but straight line." Her own journey, and the struggles of many women, inspired her to further study millennial women in the workforce. McGoodwin then took a leap into entrepreneurship and launched Career Contessa, a comprehensive career resource for women.
A Modest Ambition to Change the World: Morgan DeBaun Tells Her Story
It would not be an exaggeration to call 30-year-old Morgan DeBaun a visionary. She is tough as nails and wise beyond her years. Read how she feels about 2020, her advocacy for women and her own thoughts of success.
With a Network and a Need Kathryn Rose Launches wiseHer
Kathryn Rose needed to become an expert in Search Engine Optimization in two weeks. Without time to take a class or read a book, Rose turned to her extensive network to find the one-on-one help she needed. Research showed Rose that many entrepreneurs have the need to learn the "show me" way. With this knowledge, Rose and partners launched the wiseHer platform to connect business leaders with experts who help accelerate their learning and business growth.
Webinar - SCORE: How to Pivot Your Business During the Pandemic
Opportunity can often be found in crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has created hardships for many small business owners that are unlike any other before. As a result, today’s business leaders face the challenge of finding business opportunities that are valuable enough for customers to purchase despite facing a public health crisis. But how?
Business Success in 2020? Renee Singleton Tells Her Story
Some entrepreneurs are described as "ahead of their time." Not Renee Singleton. We think her vision, planning and business trajectory are "perfectly timed" to successfully navigate, and even flourish, during 2020.