How to navigate co-founder conflict

Oct 10 2019 // Co-founder conflict is normal and healthy. It’s time to end the stigma that presents it as shameful.

5 steps to pulling yourself out of entrepreneurial desperation

Sep 13 2019 // Ever find yourself in a desperate “try anything” panic as an entrepreneur? Amy has tips to help you distinguish between the band-aid and the strategy and get back to building a sustainable business.

How taking vacations can help you build businesses that scale

Aug 13 2019 // Taking time away can make the difference between burnout and breakthrough.

Think being a parent makes you a bad entrepreneur? Think again.

Jul 15 2019 // There’s a new wave of “homemaker” propaganda going around that plays on our fear of screwing up our kids. It’s time to reject this cultural narrative.

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…