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.
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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.
Tina Amirtha was lucky enough to get the opportunity to catch up with Randi Zuckerberg recently. Here she shares the lessons she has learned as a female tech entrepreneur with The NextWomen.
Near the end of 2011 Randi Zuckerberg, publicly known as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg’s older sister, hit the pinnacle of her young career. Having orchestrated a live streaming Facebook town hall event featuring President Barack Obama, a very pregnant Zuckerberg raced home afterwards with a new surge of purpose in her career. Already on the verge of several life changes, she could no longer hold back an overwhelming one in her professional life. She decided to leave Facebook that day.
Zuckerberg led Facebook’s marketing development for six years before venturing off to start Zuckerberg Media. Inspired by her achievements at Facebook, her new media company delivers quality online content to the public from such clients as the Cirque du Soleil and Brides Magazine.
Alongside her business, Zuckerberg is also on a mission to create a dialog around juggling technology with other aspects of our lives. How do we balance our online selves with who we are when we sit face-to-face with our friends and family? As Editor-in-Chief of the lifestyle community, Dot Complicated, she and her contributors keep a running account of their brushes with technology in every aspect of their lives.
Victoria Arnold, entrepreneur and founder of online ventures Desk Union and Homestayfriend, shares with The NextWomen her top five startup tips for female entrepreneurs, drawing on her own experiences of the highs and lows of entrepreneurship.
1. Dream big
Over the last few years, I have found that women often seem to get pigeonholed into the ‘lifestyle business’ category. Yes, this may be accurate for some, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with aspiring for a business that brings in enough revenue to support your life, however, I believe that women are missing out on the chance of a bigger slice of the pie.
Sandra Wilkin is founder, President and CEO of Bradford Construction Corporation, one of the leading female-owned construction firms in New York.
As Chief Digital Officer for BBC Worldwide, Dan Heaf is responsible for driving a unified digital strategy and consumer vision across BBC Worldwide's digital portfolio. This includes the organisation's world-class branded consumer services such as: topgear.com and goodfood.com as well as owned and operated services like the international feature sections on BBC.COM (BBC Travel, BBC Future and BBC Autos).
Dan is also in charge of the organisation's consumer digital facing services, including the successful portfolio of brands on Facebook and international channels on YouTube. He also oversees the organisations award-winning start-up initiative BBC Worldwide Labs which supports digital start-ups in their ambitions to secure global partnerships.
Jules Coleman and Alex Depledge from Hassle were lucky enough to grab a quick interview with him at the Dublin Web Summit.
Misty Gibbs shares with The NextWomen her tips for networking and working efficiently when working remotely or from home, and explains what she loves about being a remote founder.