Catherine Kennard is the Managing Director and founder of Lovework, an entrepreneurial and ethical recruitment business with the sole aim of connecting exceptional people to exceptional jobs within high-growth start-ups.
Tina Amirtha spoke to Carla Harris, the Chairwomen of the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), about the findings of the NWBC’s 2013 report regarding the current economic issues facing U.S. based women-owned businesses and the importance of broadening access to capital for women entrepreneurs.
Servane Mouazan is one of the NextAdvisors signed up to advise our community in our Business Advice Programme.
Most of Servane's work is about supporting women social intra/entrepreneurs, and professionals keen to be part of their teams, and help them become more effective, influential and better connected.
She founded Ogunte in 2001, an award-wining organisation focused on women impacting on people and planet, and Make a Wave, the first incubator for women social entrepreneurs, with a team of outstanding mentors, investors and coaches.
Servane is ready to start advising you on your business. For more details on The Business Advice Programme and to sign up, click here.
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.
Part 4 of the Hero’s Journey describes the protagonist’s Meeting with the Mentor, where the hero encounters someone who can give them advice and ready them for the journey ahead. Click here to read the third part of Ondina’s series, The Hero’s Journey Part III: Refusal of the Call.
Natalie Panek explains the importance of persistence in business.
Persistence is one of the most powerful avenues to success. It allows us to forge ahead through challenges, but more importantly, it teaches us the power of failure and how to recover.
My experiences working with technology have taught me that oftentimes success requires patience, achieved through the art of persistence. Whether building a solar-powered car, working on a mission to Mars, or engineering robotic arms to repair broken satellites in space, I have learned that patience usually leads to reward and failure often has advantages.
To make each of our initiatives better than the last and appreciate each one even more because of the hard work that is necessary for improvement.
Michaela Jedinak talks to The NextWomen about how she is building a business by following her passion and challenging traditional fashion rules. Her first little red dress collection was described as “a cut above the rest” by The Times London, and the concept as a “Eureka moment” by The Telegraph’s senior fashion editor Lisa Armstrong.
Daphne Diamant, London based designer/illustrator and owner of Purpose and Worth etc, talks to The NextWomen about her pursuit of a creative career, and offers tips on freelancing, drawing on her own experiences of both being a freelancer and hiring freelancers.