Great article for both men and women. Also article notes time of an upcoming webcast, August 21st. Recommended.
Excerpt: Women-owned businesses — 8.3 million of them, in total — are a crucial part of the U.S. economy. Growth by women-owned businesses is surging at a pace faster than that of any other group — over the past 15 years, 1.5 times greater than other groups. There’s much to celebrate, and yet there’s still work to be done and lessons to be learned.
Over the past three weeks, we’ve shed light on women-owned businesses, spurred by American Express OPEN‘s recent report, The State of Women-Owned Businesses [PDF]. We’ve spoken with prominent female founders about their influences, their ambitions and challenges, in hopes of helping other aspiring female founders to embark on the journey, or to keep going. We’ve named 44 female founders who every entrepreneur should know, and it’s sparked quite a conversation in the comments and on social media. Now it’s your turn to ask a few of them your questions about the entrepreneurial journey and how to build your own business.
On Tuesday, August 21 at 2p.m. EST, Mashable is hosting a panel of three female founders, and you are invited to join the conversation on Spreecast with these accomplished women:
Rachel Sklar, Founder, Change the Ratio and TheLi.st
Angela Jia Kim, Founder, Om Aroma and Savor the Success
Kellee Khalil, Founder and CEO, Lover.ly
Allison Silver, VP Brand, Advertising & Advocacy, American Express OPEN
Read full article and not webcast time via Meet 3 of Tech’s Foremost Female Founders. From Mashable