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  • Blog Post: Women Building STEM Careers From LEGO Bricks

    For decades, toymakers and parents alike have created a market for "gender appropriate" objects (boys get cars and building toys, while girls get princess and housework toys). The result: generations of men and women inclined to "gender appropriate" careers in a time when STEM (science...
  • Blog Post: Turning Community into Currency: How Startup EvyTea Grew From a Dream

    How does a young entrepreneur come up with a product, manufacture it, distribute it, and sell it all on her own? Just ask Evy Chen, founder of EvyTea, a premium cold brewed tea company based out of Boston that's transitioned from startup to scaling up in just 2 years. For Evy, it took a great deal...
  • Blog Post: Redefining Local: Technology and the Global Marketplace

    Just as technology is helping companies of all sizes expand into new and bigger markets, it’s transforming the way social businesses (companies focused on doing good and re-investing profits) deliver on their social and environmental goals. We spoke with Sydney Alfonso, founder of Etkie , a local...
  • Blog Post: How to Simplify Self-Publishing with the Right Technology

    Many people talk about writing a children’s book, but few actually follow through. And of those who do complete one, fewer still find an audience for their work. Even the majority of children’s books backed by large publishers never catch on. And then there is Alonda Williams. With...
  • Blog Post: LiquidPlanner CEO Liz Pearce: Brace yourselves. Collaborative transparency is coming.

    This week during October’s Women in Business Month, we want you to meet Liz Pearce , CEO of LiquidPlanner . Her fast-growing company has developed the industry’s only priority-based, predictive project management solution that addresses the real complexities of the workplace. Thanks to Liz’s...
  • Blog Post: Author and entrepreneur Vanessa Fox: In business, “don’t jump in and fix everything.”

    It’s Women in Business Month and we can’t think of anyone we’d like to chat with more than Vanessa Fox . One of the most influential experts in online marketing today, Seattle Business Monthly has gone so far as to call Vanessa a cyberspace visionary. And we couldn’t agree more...
  • Blog Post: Nataly Kogan, Happier.com: Know the one single action you want your customers to take.

    Now for your daily dose of happy during October’s Women in Business Month: meet Nataly Kogan , Co-Founder and CEO of Happier , based in Boston. Inspired by research on happiness, Natalie founded Happier to inspire millions of people to do more of what makes them happier. Previously, Nataly has...
  • Blog Post: An Interview with Rieva Lesonsky

    October was Women in Business Month and we had the amazing opportunity to speak with business leaders Vanessa Fox , Liz Pearce , and Nataly Kogan . Talking to Rieva Lesonsky , a small business expert and best-selling author on entrepreneurship, it is clear that the list of influential women in business...
  • Blog Post: High Stakes Workflow: Why Health Care Needs Attention

    Any industry can benefit from moving to a paperless office (or workplace). What may surprise you is that it’s also disrupting all industries—not just technology or information. Going paperless completely transformed how health care provider Friendship Heights Rehabilitation tracked income...
  • Blog Post: Big Data Solutions Powering the Music Industry

    Big data, well-assembled, can provide a comprehensive picture of a business’ current landscape. It’s the smart business, however, that can manipulate that data and put it to work for them in the future. The music industry had to smarten up before many other industries. They learned to...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Social Media: The 4 Ways It Drives Person-to-Person Interaction

    You’re not a robot. You’re not software, you’re not a cog in a machine, and you’re not a soulless organization. Neither is your business. It’s composed of people, and what people want to do is interact with each other. Enterprise social networks enable person-to-person communication...
  • Blog Post: The Real Image of Women in the Workplace

    Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In organization, a nonprofit dedicated to providing advice and support for women, is partnering with Getty Images to help diversify and update their stock photo collection of professional businesswomen. The partnership’s aim is powerfully simple: address outdated or...
  • Blog Post: Bigger Meets Better: Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2014 Set to Launch

    A projected 12,000 business leaders heading to Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2014 on March 4 in Atlanta will have an opportunity to catch media titans Arianna Huffington and Biz Stone share this year’s keynote address. Or take in one of 500 scheduled sessions, each offering a massive learning...
  • Blog Post: Women in STEM: Overcoming the Many Challenges

    When it comes to equal earnings, men and women programmers are paid the same salaries their first year out of college . The same is true of women who go into engineering, mathematics, and physical sciences. That said, only 19 percent of computer science majors are female, and women comprise only one...
  • Blog Post: Intuitive Mediation: Negotiating a Lifetime

    Whether you’re struggling with a difficult customer or arguing with your spouse, negotiating effectively is crucial to leading wisely and living well. For Erica Ariel Fox, a long-time lecturer at Harvard Law School and founding partner at Mobius Executive Leadership, understanding your “inner...
  • Blog Post: More Women Help Fill the Gender Wage Gap

    American women, on average, earn 77 cents for every dollar that men make, as cited by President Obama. That’s the prevailing ratio when discussing the national wage gap and the still-solid glass ceiling. Our gut reaction is to scream “gender inequity!” but taking a closer look at how...
  • Blog Post: Female Entrepreneurs Who Are Taking the Tech World by Storm

    According to a Dow Jones study on female-led startups, successful startups have more females in top management than unsuccessful ones. With the number of women-led businesses growing by the year, we wanted to profile a few of the key players in this space. Here are some excerpts from both emerging and...