Audacity in Action
Exploring the intersection of innovation & inclusion
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the Spotlight: Kristen Slack, founder of Prof2Prof
Kristen Slack wants academics to stop reinventing the wheel, so she’s building an online platform to help — while continuing to work full-time as a professor at UW-Madison.
Sponsored Content: Whatever your path to entrepreneurship, bring your banker along
Pam Keiner and Megan Hile followed different paths to entrepreneurship, but both Madison-area business owners have found value in developing a close relationship with their banker.
The role of privilege in fighting entrepreneurial burnout
We need to change the way we talk about burnout to include, invite, welcome, and accept diverse perspectives in the conversation.
Doyenne Group Wisconsin, Inc., Heather Wentler