Why you’re going to hear things that make you uncomfortable from Doyenne

Apr 16 2018 // By Amy Gannon We’ve taken a new approach to our blog since the beginning of 2018. Many of you have noticed. We’re living out our motto: Be Audacious. We’re calling out and naming the attitudes,…

This is what it’s really like to put together a crowdfunding campaign

Mar 29 2018 // Finding funding for your venture is tough no matter who you are. There is no magic bullet. Securing funding is hard, time consuming, prepare for more “no” than “yes” responses, finding your niche, perfecting your…

Quality Coaches Help Entrepreneurs Navigate the Chaos — Without Adding to It

Mar 20 2018 // By Amy Gannon Building a business is a messy, iterative process. Coaching an entrepreneur through that process can be equally messy — and often ineffective — if the coach does not bring the right approach.…

Stop Believing This Lie About Women’s Relationships

Mar 05 2018 // Stop believing this lie about women’s relationships By Heather Wentler Business is about relationships. Because of what the media puts in front of us and the experiences we witness firsthand, we spend a lot of…

Please Call Me On My #WhiteGirlShit

Feb 20 2018 // Please Call Me On My #WhiteGirlShit By Amy Gannon Early in my career, I was working in a government office focused on women’s health that had a toxic environment. Just before I started, the department…

Can anybody think of a good business idea for a male entrepreneur?

Feb 08 2018 // Can anybody think of a good business idea for a male entrepreneur? A few weeks ago, a reporter from a small business blog sent the following request out over HARO, a listserv that connects journalists…

Be the Backlash to the #MeToo movement

Jan 15 2018 // Be the Backlash to the #MeToo movement 2017 was the year of #MeToo. 2018, according to some pundits, will be the year of the Backlash. They say women will pay the price for bringing down…

2018 is the year to stand up for women — whether you are one or not

Jan 02 2018 // From the Executive Director: Have you ever walked out of an event and thought, wow, I wish I had invited so-and-so to this? Amy and I were invited to an event a few weeks ago,…

Happy Holidays 2017

Dec 18 2017 // The Holiday Season means many things to everyone. For me, I like to spend this time of year admiring the twinkling lights, sipping hot cocoa on a snowy day, and getting together with friends to…

Don’t Forget to Celebrate

Nov 28 2017 // How many times have we been part of a conversation like this… Person 1: How have things been going? Person 2: I had this big goal I had been working on reaching. Person 1: How did…

November is for Women Entrepreneurs

Oct 28 2017 // It seems like there is a month, day, hour designated to celebrate everything and anything. For example, did you know November 1st is National Vinegar Day and the first Thursday of every November is National Men…

It is time to right-size your pumpkin!

Sep 28 2017 // More than 10 years ago, I read the book, “What Should I Do with My Life: The True Story of People Who Answered the Ultimate Question” by Po Bronson. I remember generally enjoying the book,…