May 13th, 2013 — 12:26pm
A few weeks ago Bernstein Global Wealth Management sponsored a 7x7 Mentoring Salon on entrepreneurship. With host Jeyran Ghara, a financial advisor at Bernstein, and lead mentors Stephanie Torosian, Senior Investment Planning Analyst and Joanne Wilson, Gotham Gal blogger and WEF co-founder and angel investor, we had plenty of hindsight and foresight to help female entrepreneurs take the next step in building a successful startup.
In addition to a glorious view of Central Park, Bernstein also provided excellent ... keep reading...
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May 8th, 2013 — 12:30pm
From the stats showing women don’t negotiate as well as men to the reality that we still don’t get equal pay, the fact is women have to get better at asking for money….their own money
At one of my 7x7 Mentoring Salons we put the question on the table:
Q. How do you price your product / services?
A. More than you probably are now.
“The more you charge, the more they respect you. A client thought the ... keep reading...
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April 22nd, 2013 — 12:55pm
A 40-something recently submitted a great reminder for women 20-someting and older alike. We hear so much about women stepping up to the table and speaking their mind. When you do, don't apologize for being there! Her missive to young women:
I was recently at a pitch summit where 11 start ups founded by women pitched to our investment group. They were spectacular and inspiring. I was also struck by how apologetic they were. They apologized ... keep reading...
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March 4th, 2013 — 1:56pm
I have been reading The Startup Playbook by David Kidder and I loved this excerpt about Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx and youngest self-made female billionaire. What a wondeful lesson her father taught her and perhaps one that is never too late to learn. This week focus start asking yourself, "What did I fail at?"
When I was growing up, my father would encourage my brother and me to fail. We would be sitting at the dinner table and he would ... keep reading...
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February 25th, 2013 — 1:38pm
Today’s post is about not get distracted by other people’s pace. Sometimes it seems everyone is going faster than you – but it’s not necessarily a race.
I hold live mentoring salons between younger and older entrepreneurs and professionals and during our discussions, this subject often comes up. One 20-something business owner asked: How do you avoid frustration that you are not moving faster?.
"There is this sense of instant success. You read these articles of people ... keep reading...
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January 11th, 2013 — 1:15pm
I attended Tropfest’s RoughCut film symposium in NYC last month. In addition to interesting speakers and insider expertise, I got some great 40:20 Vision. I love going to events simply because they interest me and then realizing there is so much I can apply to my life and work. I decided to sum up what I learned in a series of posts. This is the third post (read the second here) based on the talk given by ... keep reading...
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