Female Founders JESSICA STILLMAN

Two-Thirds of Executive Women Pay for Household Help. Why Are So Few Willing to Talk About It?

It's past time women explode the stigma around not being able to "do it all" by being open and unapologetic about household help.

Female Founders DAVE KERPEN

6 Lessons from Women-Led Businesses Changing the World

Top female business leaders from WPO share their most valuable learnings.

Female Founders REBECCA DECZYNSKI

How Issa Rae Builds Businesses That Convert Customers Into Community

The actor and entrepreneur understands the power of double-sided engagement – and she's used it to grow multiple ventures.

Female Founders IAN BRIAN GACHUNU

The Gender Gap in Financial Access is a Chasm

African entrepreneurs’ access to funding is far from equal, with women being the most disadvantaged.

Female Founders MICHAEL AKUCHIE

How Female-Led Startups Can Attract Investment

Statistically, women are better at business but have more trouble raising money. This needs to change.

Female Founders AMANDA PRESSNER KREUSER

2 Reasons Women Still Get Less Than 3 Percent of VC Funding

The gender funding gap persists – and it's holding innumerable female founders back from launching their businesses. Two studies dig into why its still tougher to get a dollar if you're a woman.

Female Founders SCOTT OMELIANUK

When What You Choose to Do Chooses You

The business builders who make up Inc.'s Female Founders 100 boast one trait above all others: Bravery.

Female Founders BRIAN BAKKER

Balancing Gender Parity in Africa

Research shows consistently that female-led businesses are more successful. So why do women find it so hard to get funding?

Female Founders JESSICA STILLMAN

The Founder of This $6B Company's Superpower? Turning Rejection Into Energy (You Can Learn It Too)

Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd on how she trained herself to turn rejection into rocket fuel.

Female Founders ALI DONALDSON

Female Founders Are Showing Strength in a Tough Venture Capital Environment

Startups with at least one woman on their leadership team have raised $20.8 billion so far this year, according to recent data from Pitchbook.

Female Founders REBECCA DECZYNSKI

Arlan Hamilton, Beatrice Dixon: Just 2 Reasons to Stop By Inc.'s Founders House at Black Tech Week

Swing by to relax, recharge, and connect with other inspiring entrepreneurs--including some very special guests.

Female Founders JESSICA STILLMAN

Use This Olympian's 'Rule of Thirds' to Chase Any Big Dream

If you don't feel lousy a third of the time, you're probably not aiming high enough, says Alexi Pappas.

Female Founders BRIT MORSE

How Chief Became One of the First Women-Led Billion-Dollar Success Stories During the Pandemic

The raise marks a win for women-led companies, amid a punishing few years.

Female Founders DIANA RANSOM

What Leadership Looks Like for Female Founders in a Post-Girlboss World

On this International Women's Day, the time is now to rethink the workplace for the good of everyone--future female founders and employees included.

Female Founders REBECCA DECZYNSKI

Meta Says It Wants to Boost Women-Led Businesses

Women launched a ton of businesses during the pandemic, but they still face challenges that men don't. The social media giant has launched an e-learning platform to help these entrepreneurs to get ahead.

Female Founders CAROL SANKAR

Why There's Never Been a Better Time to Encourage Female Founders

When female founders are given the right opportunities, they quickly turn the business into a worthwhile investment.

Female Founders TOM FOSTER

She Left College to Start a Billion-Dollar Company. Now, She's Building a $1 Million School for Female Founders

Austin founder and 'Shark Tank' investor Kendra Scott is ready for her second act: a unique new university program that aims to train the next generation of women entrepreneurs.

Female Founders STEVEN I. WEISS

VC Funding for Women-Led Companies Is Up. But Is It Up Enough?

Venture capitalist Geri Kirilova of Laconia on how VC for women-led companies is growing, albeit slowly.

Female Founders YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR COUNCIL

Facing a New Business Problem? 8 Ways to Solve It

When you're attempting to solve an issue you've never faced before, it helps to have a strategy for approaching it.

Female Founders JESSICA STILLMAN

Female Founders Are Staging an Impressive Comeback in 2021, New Data Shows

2021 is shaping up to be a "banner year" for female-founded startups, new Pitchbook data shows.

Female Founders HANNAH WALLACE

The 2 Key Ingredients to This Juice Company's Decades of Success

The juice is tasty, of course. But founder and CEO Marygrace Sexton says her strategy of knowing what will sell is the real secret sauce.

Female Founders SHANEA LEVEN

What I've Learned as a Black Female Founder in Silicon Valley

As one of the many Black women who have overcome a barrage of potentially defeating sociocultural challenges to thrive, here's what I've learned along the way.

Female Founders ANNA MEYER

How This Florida Startup Scaled From Garage Project to Hair Tie Dynamo

For Teleties founder Lindsay Muscato, success boils down to treating people the way that you would want to be treated.

Female Founders BRIT MORSE

SBA Provides $2.7 Million in Funding for Women Business Centers in 13 States

The agency is targeting locations in small, diverse, and rural communities.

Female Founders CHRISTINE LAGORIO-CHAFKIN

With a $57 Million Raise, Female Founders Fund Is Now the Largest Seed Fund for Women

As it seeks to disrupt the VC ecosystem, Anu Duggal's fund gets an infusion of capital from Melinda Gates's Pivotal Ventures, Anne Wojcicki, and Susan Wojcicki, among others.

Female Founders LINDSAY BLAKELY

Get Recognized for Your Success: Apply Now for Inc.'s 2021 Female Founders 100

We're looking to celebrate 100 inspiring, trail-blazing women who thrived in a very tough year.

Female Founders SOPHIE DOWNES

'If We Stay in Silence, We Stay in Our Silos': Why This Asian American Founder Is Speaking Out About Bias

Steph Speirs, co-founder and CEO of solar energy startup Solstice, on why she used to ignore racist and sexist comments--and what changed.

Female Founders SHAZI VISRAM

What I Learned From 15 Years Building Happy Family Organics

And how I'm applying it to my next company.

Female Founders INC. STAFF

Sign Up Now: Meet Sarah Kauss of S'well in Inc.'s Exclusive Stream Event, 3 p.m. Today

Find out how the entrepreneur created a popular brand and a purpose-driven business--in a whole new category.

Female Founders INC. STAFF

Sign Up Now: How Lisa Price Built Carol's Daughter into a Multimillion-Dollar Beauty Brand in an Exclusive Stream Event, Friday January 29

Join Inc. in a conversation about leading with authenticity and unleashing your creativity.

Female Founders ENTREPRENEURS' ORGANIZATION

Two Executive Coaches Identify 12 Ways Women Sabotage Their Success

Identifying – and correcting – self-sabotaging behaviors can help pave your path to business success.

Female Founders JESSICA STILLMAN

Congrats, You Got a Promotion. A New Study of 25,000 Women Says You Are Now More Likely to Be Sexually Harassed

Nope, things aren't better the higher up you climb. They're worse.


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