Advice & insights for women in business.
Podcast - Human-Centered Design: Making Your Customer the Focal Point of Your Business
Companies that solicit feedback and advice from their customers – and apply it to their business – are more successful. According to research by Deloitte, client-centric companies are 60% more profitable than companies not focused on the customer.
Making 2020 the Year of Achieving Your Professional Goals
With the new year on its way, it pays to spend time determining what your professional goals are and the specific, actionable steps you can take to reach them. Learn more about what you should do before the new year to ensure success in 2020 and beyond.
Resolutions Every Business Woman Should Strive to Achieve
No matter where a woman is in her career, having clear business resolutions is an important part of her professional development. Whether they are tangible goals — striving for a certain position or promotion — or something more such as changing the workplace culture, business resolutions can be useful when measuring career success and satisfaction.
Infographic - How Women in the Workforce Can Find the Ideal Mentor
When paired with the kind of mentor who understands an employee's goals and aspirations in life, success is on the horizon. Mentors can help provide confidence to other employees when approaching senior leadership. And in some cases, employees with mentors are even more likely to pursue top executive positions — this is especially true for women. Therefore, women who are striving for specific leadership roles can benefit from mentor relationships.
What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Business Consultant
Managing a company in today's dynamic business environment requires a diverse set of skills and an incredible amount of specialized knowledge. Even the best managers and business owners will occasionally need professional advice. Here are the top factors to consider when hiring a financial advisor or business consultant.
Podcast - Breaking Down the Access to Capital Barriers for Women-Owned Businesses
According to a recent survey by SCORE, only 31% of Women Who Sought Funding for their business were successful. Access to capital continues to be a challenge for women in business but there are resources and solutions available that can help.
2019 Financial Confidence Survey Report
Women business leaders are optimistic and hopeful for the future
Building on the optimism shown in the results of our 2018 Financial Confidence Survey, women business owners and executives remain positive. While their concerns may have changed, their focus and confidence are strong.
The Rise of Women: How to Play Your Part
The "Rise of Women" got its momentum in 2018. A record number of women were elected to Congress and more female faces could be found on the boards of Fortune 500 companies. Keeping the movement going, however, will take continued work. Learn how you can do your part with four simple steps that keep women rising.
Webinar - Courageous Presence - Building Your Business, Your Career and Your Brand
Presented by the Courageous Leadership Institute, the first session of the Key4Women Leadership Series explores the three types of courageous presence, and how to cultivate one to your highest potential. Plus, you'll learn targeted communication strategies to help you circumvent the normal hierarchy, and micro-mentoring strategies to impact your career, today and tomorrow.
What Are the Cyclical Benefits of Mentorship?
Mentoring programs are on the rise as more and more companies are realizing the benefits. But who really reaps the rewards? The mentor, the mentee, or both? This Key4Women article helps to explain what makes a mentorship effective, what the benefits are, and how to get out of a bad mentorship relationship.
Women in Venture Capital: Is the Gap Closing?
As more companies are being founded and led by women, is the barrier to accessing capital for those companies closing as well? While studies have proven that greater gender diversity leads to higher profits, what does the current landscape look like and are we seeing that change take place?
Check the Cape at the Door: A Conversation with Lee Woodruff
For years, many professional women have been striving to be the professional superwoman—thriving in their careers, making a difference in the community, and keeping the household running on schedule. The truth is, even under the best of circumstances, this juggling act is hard to execute. But life rarely offers us the best of circumstances. What happens then?