The role of privilege in fighting entrepreneurial burnout

Jun 15 2019 // The role of privilege in fighting entrepreneurial burnout By Heather Wentler It seems like everyone is talking about burnout everywhere you look. From Goop to Forbes, everyone is putting out a piece on what burnout…

We need to develop meaningful metrics to evaluate entrepreneurial ecosystems

May 17 2019 // We need to develop meaningful metrics to evaluate entrepreneurial ecosystems By Amy Gannon When Kathryn Finney, fashion blogger, tech entrepreneur and founder of digitalundivided, set out to help women of color become entrepreneurs, she faced…

A tale of two fundraising efforts: VCs reveal their biases through their investments in women-focused ventures

Apr 16 2019 // A tale of two fundraising efforts: VCs reveal their biases through their investments in women-focused ventures By Heather Wentler Last month, news broke that Backstage Capital — the venture capital firm that believes diversity is…

Why pitch contests and accelerators fail to build robust entrepreneurial communities

Mar 14 2019 // Why pitch contests and accelerators fail to build robust entrepreneurial communities By Amy Gannon Are entrepreneurs born? Or are they made? Whether we consciously ask ourselves this question or not, the way we answer it…

Stop Trying to Build the Next Facebook or Uber

Feb 15 2019 // Stop Trying to Build the Next Facebook or Uber By Heather Wentler The startup world is full of messages about how to build companies that can scale. Most of these messages focus on repeating the…

Diving deep towards transformation with our new Director of Operations

Feb 07 2019 // Diving deep towards transformation with our new Director of Operations By Jasmine Timmons I’m pretty sure I came into this world born with a radical soul. Since I can remember, I have been attracted to…

If You’re Not Hiring Women, You’re Not Hiring the Best Talent

Jan 15 2019 // If you’re not hiring women, you’re not hiring the best talent By Amy Gannon Ever seen a list like this? It starts out with a promise: Women, you’re getting in your own way at work,…

2018 Year in Review

Dec 10 2018 // 2018 Year in Review By Amy Gannon and Heather Wentler 2018 was a big year for Doyenne. In our sixth year as an organization, we launched our Evergreen Fund, made key strategic decisions to support…

To build an equitable ecosystem, start with “the diversity problem”

Nov 20 2018 // To build an equitable ecosystem, start with “the diversity problem” By Amy Gannon There is a phrase I hear ALL THE TIME that makes my brain want to explode: “Women and people of color are…

How Doyenne is starting a national movement to level the playing field for all entrepreneurs

Nov 02 2018 // How Doyenne is starting a national movement to level the playing field for all entrepreneurs By Heather Wentler Every month, the Doyenne Group equips more women entrepreneurs with the skills and resources to create sustainable…

How a pivot can turn your ‘failure’ into success

Oct 18 2018 // How a pivot can turn your ‘failure’ into success By Amy Gannon It’s time to bust another myth about entrepreneurship. MYTH: You only get one shot to succeed as an entrepreneur, and if you can’t…

The 3 responses you always get when you try to change an ecosystem

Oct 07 2018 // The 3 Responses you always get when you try to change an ecosystem By Heather Wentler There are several definitions of the word ‘audacious’, but one of my favorites is “taking risks and offending people…