Women United not Divided: Three Generations of Women

Jun 19 2018 // Women United not Divided: Three Generations of Women By Amy Gannon At Doyenne, we’re trying to transform the entrepreneurial ecosystem so that all entrepreneurs have an equal shot. Over the years, we have worked with…

This is the No. 1 reason your funding application was denied

May 29 2018 // The No. 1 reason your funding application was denied By Heather Wentler We just finished our third round of the Evergreen Fund, and we’ve realized it’s time to have a hard conversation about how entrepreneurs…

How to Give and Receive Feedback

May 14 2018 // how to give and receive feedback By Amy Gannon In my last post, I talked about why, as a community of women, we need to have tough conversations — conversations about race and privilege and…

Why Women Aren’t At Your Conferences

Apr 26 2018 // Why women aren’t at your conferences By Heather Wentler Every year, I shake my head when I see yet another women’s conference announced. In 2018 alone, there are more than 50 different national conferences focused…

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,…