Audacity in Action
Exploring the intersection of innovation & inclusion
In the Spotlight: Dr. Aaron Olson, co-founder of NovoMoto
Rent-to-own solar electrical systems to families and businesses in rural Congo,
Why entrepreneurial ecosystems need women-centric spaces
Amy paints a picture of a day in the life of a woman entrepreneur in male-dominated spaces
Doyenne Headquarters Update
Dr. Amy Gannon’s 5 Rules for Founders
(as compiled by her ghostwriter)
“We’ve Got This”
Heather Reflects on 7 Years with Amy
The Last Time Dr. Amy Gannon Ever Apologized
A tribute to an incredible mentor and friend
Want to scale? Figure out who your primary customer is first
Heather reflects on how laying the foundation for national expansion has helped Doyenne home in on its target audience.
, Heather Wentler
In the Spotlight: Alicia Robb, founder of Next Wave Impact
There aren’t enough women angel investors in the world, and it’s not because women don’t have money. Alicia Robb is working to fix that — and the entire startup funding model while she’s at it.
Why your co-founder should drive you (a little) bonkers
In a beautiful tribute to Amy and Heather's co-founder journey, Amy shares how learning to be a better partner is challenging her to more openly share her emotions.
In the Spotlight: Chioma Amegashie, Founder & CEO of MOSAIC Box
Retail and product expert Chioma Amegashie won Doyenne’s 5x5x5 pitch competition this year, and now — just in time for the holidays — she has a plan to turn that $5K grant into hundreds of subscribers for her jewelry and gift business.
In the Spotlight: Cecilia Wessinger, founder of Mass Collaboration
Cecilia Wessing has been developing entrepreneurial ecosystems since before it was cool. Or at least, since anyone knew to call it that.
How to navigate the iceberg of co-founder conflict before it sinks your venture
Co-founder conflict is normal and healthy. It’s time to end the stigma that presents it as shameful.
, Heather Wentler
5 steps to pulling yourself out of entrepreneurial desperation
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
In the Spotlight: Laurel Burleson, founder of Ugly Apple
Laurel Burleson is channeling her passion for eliminating food waste into an innovative food production business, but she has to fight her own creative impulses along the way.
How to protect your brand as your business grows
Two Madison-based women entrepreneurs share their insight into how they’ve maintained their culture and reputation while growing from one location to four or more.
How taking vacations can help you build businesses that scale
Taking time away can make the difference between burnout and breakthrough.
, Heather Wentler
In the Spotlight: Kristen Berman, co-founder of Irrational Labs
People are irrational, but predictable. Kristen Berman shares how behavioral economics can help entrepreneurs increase the health, wealth and happiness of their users.
3 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know Before Starting a Business
Tanya Zhykharevich, co-founder of RED, shares what she wishes she knew before launching the sushi restaurant eight years ago.
Think being a parent makes you a bad entrepreneur? Think again.
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.
Audacity in Action covers the intersection of innovation & inclusion in the development of entrepreneurial ecosystems.