I’ve always loved this Amartya Sen quote: “Empowering women with more choices and more freedoms is crucial to achieving a better future for all.” If there is a catalyst to development and increased overall well-being, I believe that it lies in the empowerment of women and girls. In addition to fortifying women with more choices and freedoms in areas like education, healthcare, and nutrition, I think that one of the most powerful ways to expedite “a better future for all” is to give women greater economic freedom and opportunities.
In a tribute to US mythologist and writer Joseph Campbell, who asserted that all mythical heroes experience the same 12 steps on their adventures, Ondina Montgomery draws parallels between Campbell’s Hero’s Journey and that of the entrepreneur.
In part 6 of the Journey, the hero learns the rules of her new world. During this time, she endures tests of strength of will, meets friends, and comes face to face with foes. Click here to read the fifth part of Ordina’s series, The Hero’s Journey Part V: Crossing The First Threshold.
September 9, 2014—Diversion Books published Innovating Women, a collection of candid, first-hand accounts of women in technology.
Dave Landry discusses some of the world's most powerful and inspirational businesswomen and the story of their success.
Dana Tobak shares with The NextWomen her top reasons for entrepreneurial success, drawing on her own experiences of starting up two pioneering technology companies in the United Kingdom, Be Un Ltd. that sold for 50 million pounds ($87 million) after only 18 months, and the latest venture Hyperoptic, another pioneering technology company breaking all speed limits offering superfast internet services.
This summer saw some exciting events for women in business; events which focused on acknowledging the rise of the ‘business superwoman’.
Is being a perfectionist a bonus in business? Bev James considers...
In this article, the founder of Packed Munches, Fiona Timba asks “How many times have you had an amazing business idea and done nothing about it?” and tells the NextWomen about her five top tips on turning that amazing business idea into an entrepreneurial success story.