WeFestival: A Conversation with Joanne Wilson and Susan Solomon

For the past several years, I’ve waited impatiently to find out if I would be one of the lucky few invited to New York to attend the annual WeFestival, a Women’s Entrepreneur Festival (and thus, the name). I’ve written previously about my experiences at the event, and when I discovered that this year I wouldContinue reading “WeFestival: A Conversation with Joanne Wilson and Susan Solomon”

Handing Out Awards to Women: How it Fosters Success

This past Thursday morning a sold-out crowd gathered inside of Albuquerque’s Balloon Museum at 7 a.m., not for an early morning hot air balloon launch, but to celebrate fifty nominees and honor the finalists and winners. The nominees – mostly women, but some men – were being recognized for their contributions as humanitarians, leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, and asContinue reading “Handing Out Awards to Women: How it Fosters Success”

Girls Deserve to See Themselves as Heroes: Kudos to GoldieBlox

I first met Debra Sterling, founder of GoldieBlox, when she spoke at the Women Entrepreneurs Festival in New York City a few years ago. Her vision of a toy company for girls that fostered engineering concepts inspired me then, and her continued push to bring new role models and break down stereotypes continues to inspire.Continue reading “Girls Deserve to See Themselves as Heroes: Kudos to GoldieBlox”

Mission Over Impossible: Fueling Resolve

When Sara Corry entered her yearlong HauteHopes Entrepreneur in Residence program with us in February of 2015, Sara told my Hautepreneurs cofounder, Jessica Eaves Mathews, that her biggest barrier to success was the lack of an e-commerce site to sell her company’s hand-sewn scrubs. Sara’s company, Batiks for Life – Scrubs on a Mission was partnering with another company which would alleviate many of the other barriers to begin working with womenContinue reading “Mission Over Impossible: Fueling Resolve”

Is The Story of Your Life Holding You Back?

We all have stories. You probably know your own by heart – those few rehearsed sentences that explain how you’ve ended up where you are in life. We hone our answers a bit every time, and after a while, we begin to believe that the version we share with others is the real truth about our journey. ButContinue reading “Is The Story of Your Life Holding You Back?”