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News and Inspirational Stories About Amazing Business Women:

Friday, October 20, 2017

Why People Call Her "Mama Biscuit" -- And How She Recovered After Getting Cut From a Popular Reality Show

Lesley Riley, founder of Mama Biscuit's Gourmet Biscuit CompanyLesley Riley, founder of Mama Biscuit’s Gourmet Biscuit Company, is so successful that people are now referring to her as "Mama Biscuit" - even though that's not really the name that she goes by. Her gourmet biscuits come in 50 sweet and savory flavors like bananas foster, chicken pot pie, and spiced mango, and are available in several major retailers including Whole Foods and Wegmans.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Meet Alice Walton -- The Only Daughter of Wal-Mart's Founder, and the Richest Woman in America

Alice Walton, richest woman in AmericaThe annual Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans has ranked Alice Walton, the only daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, as #13 with a net worth of $38.2 billion. This means that she the 68-year old is the richest woman in the United States. All in all, just three of the top 25 billionaires are women.

Monday, October 16, 2017

This Woman-Owned Apparel Line Really "Works" For Women

Stacey Gose, founder of TougherStacey Gose is an Oregon women in agriculture who had a big problem; she could not find workwear that fit a woman but was tough enough to do the job, especially work gloves. So she started her own company, Tougher, which designs work gloves that fit a woman's hands and workwear that fits a woman's body -- and is not pink!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

How She Overcame Her Husband's Tragic Death and Launched a $3 Million Staffing Company

Constance Moonzwe, founder of ITH Staffing
Constance Moonzwe was devastated when her husband tragically died in 2014, leaving her to raise their 7-month old baby alone. She, however, decided to keep herself busy and start a new business called ITH Staffing. Within the first 12 months, her company had generated over $3 million in revenue. Constance comments, "I had to make the pain mean something; I could not waste it."

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

18-Year Old Entrepreneur Develops App That Helps Detect Contaminated Water in Poor Countries

Sharon Lin, founder of the White Water app
Sharon Lin, a software engineer and a student at MIT, was the winner of this year's #BuiltByGirls contest. She was one of just 5 finalists who had been selected from among 450 applicants to pitch their startup ideas. Her winning idea was an app called White Water that detects whether water supplies are contaminated with harmful bacteria.



Top Business Women Events & Workshops:
Every year, hundreds of local, national and international events are held around the world for business women and entrepreneurs. These events include conferences, expos, workshops, seminars and more. And, the mission is always the same: to help women and girls to become more successful in business. [Find an event to attend...]




Top Business Women Facts & Statistics:
Women-owned businesses in the United States continue to grow at a faster rate then any other demographic. Not only that, women-owned businesses are generating more revenue, hiring more employees, and contributing more to the national economy. Remarkably, the growth is not just in one state or city, but all over the country amongst all ethnic groups. Women have truly proven themselves to be talented and intelligent business owners. [Get the facts...]




Top Business Women Organizations:
There are many organizations and foundations that help women. Usually, their goal is to help women attend college, get a job, get free daycare, and/or deal with emotional or physical abuse. However, there are also many organizations that empower women to start successful businesses. Typically, they offer professional networking, education and training, and/or business facilities or centers that can be used. [Find the right organization for you...]




Top Publications For Professional Women:
Reading is a great way to educate many people all at once. Because of this, many publications are dedicated to helping and inspiring women in business. In fact, there are quite a few magazines, newsletters, blogs, and even books that all aim to be powerful resources to sustain women entrepreneurs. [Find a publication that meets your needs...]




Top Grants & Other Funding Options for Woman-Owned Companies:
Funding and raising capital has always been a huge challenge for women-owned businesses. Because of gender discrimination, unfair business practices, and other factors, many women around the world struggle to raise much-needed capital, to start a new business, and/or to keep the business they have afloat. [Get funded...]



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