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Billion-Dollar Startup Club - WSJ.com

Billion-Dollar Startup Club - WSJ.com | Womenabling News | Scoop.it
The Journal and Dow Jones VentureSource are tracking companies that are valued at $1 billion or more by venture-capital firms. Today there are more than 30 such companies in the U.S., Europe and China.

Via Marylene Delbourg-Delphis
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Any of 'em female-founded, I wonder? Hope so!

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, January 26, 2014 9:37 PM

Dazzling numbers. Which ones are profitable?

Romain Baudot's curator insight, January 29, 2014 11:08 AM

Companies to follow

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Sarah Wood, founder of tech firm Unruly, wins top business award

Sarah Wood, founder of tech firm Unruly, wins top business award | Womenabling News | Scoop.it
Wood, who started company that helps video adverts go viral, has been named as Veuve Clicquot businesswoman of the year
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I like her business name - and her advice!

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Regional women entrepreneurs associations platform to be established - Geeska Afrika Online

Regional women entrepreneurs associations platform to be established - Geeska Afrika Online | Womenabling News | Scoop.it
Briefing journalists last Tuesday here in the capital, the Ethiopian Women Entrepreneurs Association President Engidaye Eshete said that member states women entrepreneurs associations will establish a platform in the coming Saturday in Addis Ababa in order to advance women entrepreneurs and traders interest at the regional level with the cooperation of Inter Governmental Authority Development (IGAD) Women Affairs Department.
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Great news for women entrepreneurs in and around Ethiopia.

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Read: a scathing manifesto from 17 French women politicians sick of sexual harassment

Read: a scathing manifesto from 17 French women politicians sick of sexual harassment | Womenabling News | Scoop.it
Impunity is over. We will no longer be silent. We will systematically denounce the sexist remarks, the uncalled-for gestures, the inappropriate behavior. We will encourage every victim of sexual harassment and sexual assault to speak out and to press charges. We ask our parties and our political groups to verify if such acts have been committed, and, if that was indeed the case, to help the victims to make the truth known
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Right on! Such behaviour should no longer be tolerated.

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Why A Lack Of Women Role Models Hurts Women In Business

Did you know that more women than men start small businesses? It’s true. In fact, not only are the number of women-owned firms steadily increasing at nearly 2X the national average, these businesse…
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Yes, a lack of role models is an impediment. But, no, it's not true that there are more women starting business than men. The rate is higher, but the actual number is not.

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Tory Burch Selects 10 Female Entrepreneurs for First-Ever Yearlong Fellowship Program

Tory Burch Selects 10 Female Entrepreneurs for First-Ever Yearlong Fellowship Program | Womenabling News | Scoop.it
The 2016 Tory Burch Foundation Fellows were chosen from more than 500 candidates.
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A great crucible for growth. Congrats to these entrepreneurial leaders-to-be!

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Women Run 14 Pct Of Indian Businesses, Most Self-Financed

Women Run 14 Pct Of Indian Businesses, Most Self-Financed | Womenabling News | Scoop.it
No more than 14 percent of business establishments in India are run by female entrepreneurs, according to the Sixth Economic Census by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO). There are 58.5 million businesses in India, of which 8.05 million are managed by women, employing over 13.48 million people. These enterprises range from corner shops to venture-funded startups.
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It's great to have accurate stats - you can't manage what you don't measure!

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EBRD 2016 Annual Meeting: Gender equality

EBRD 2016 Annual Meeting: Gender equality | Womenabling News | Scoop.it
On the occasion of its silver anniversary this year, amongst many other achievements, the EBRD is also celebrating greater progress towards promoting gender equality in its countries of operations.
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Useful link in this article to EBRD's new gender equality strategy for 2016-2020.

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Africa: Women Are Africa's Most Precious Resource, Let's Empower Them

Africa: Women Are Africa's Most Precious Resource, Let's Empower Them | Womenabling News | Scoop.it
Opinion - The World Economic Forum is hosting its annual Africa meeting in Kigali this week, under the theme, 'Connecting Africa's Resources Through Digital Transformation'. I will be there to champion what I believe is Africa's greatest resource-its women entrepreneurs.
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And they are, indeed, empowered in Rwanda. How wonderful that they lead in elective office, why not entrepreneurial endeavors as well.

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Half of the Woolworths board is now women

Half of the Woolworths board is now women | Womenabling News | Scoop.it
Woolies is now the second-best ASX company in terms of women on its board behind Medibank Private and equal with Mirvac.
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Good news!

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Martha Lane Fox: Last year was good — I didn’t go to hospital

Martha Lane Fox: Last year was good — I didn’t go to hospital | Womenabling News | Scoop.it

Is Martha Lane Fox, the dotcom millionaire who three years ago became the House of Lords’ youngest member, a fox? I am not risking a play on words in order to talk about Baroness Lane-Fox...

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There are too few female serial tech entrepreneurs profiled. Kudos to Lane Fox - are there more? Time to trumpet them!

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The median female CEO actually out-earned her male peer in 2015

The median female CEO actually out-earned her male peer in 2015 | Womenabling News | Scoop.it
Among the largest companies, the median pay package for a female CEO--a tiny group, to be sure--was valued at $13 million in 2015, higher than for men.
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Semi good news, but a 5% share of the leadership of F500 is way too low.

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Fatherly's Best Places to Work for New Dads Are Tech Firms

Fatherly's Best Places to Work for New Dads Are Tech Firms | Womenabling News | Scoop.it
The best places to work for new dads are in tech, according to Fatherly. Best companies include Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Twitter.
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A great new list - gender equality is not just for women, after all!

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Building a 'Broader' Labor Force

Building a 'Broader' Labor Force | Womenabling News | Scoop.it
A Latin American startup is teaching young women to code.
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A wonderful story!

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What law has changed your life?

What law has changed your life? | Womenabling News | Scoop.it
Policy is not just "something government does," says Anne-Marie Slaughter, it's about solving public problems that affect all Americans
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Hmm, for me it'd have to be Title IX and HR5050: the Women's Business Ownership Act of 1988!

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How the artisan sector can change the world

How the artisan sector can change the world | Womenabling News | Scoop.it
Empowering artisans—and especially women—is a powerful way to drive economic growth and sustainable development in communities around the globe.
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Interesting article!

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The lack of women in tech is more than a pipeline problem

The lack of women in tech is more than a pipeline problem | Womenabling News | Scoop.it
Only 18 percent of undergraduate computer science degrees and 26 percent of computing jobs are held by women. It’s worse at the top of the corporate world..
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It's getting them into the pipeline in the first place, as well as plugging the leaks along the way.

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“Be Vulnerable, With Confidence,” Keeton Advises Women Entrepreneurs | Xconomy

“Be Vulnerable, With Confidence,” Keeton Advises Women Entrepreneurs | Xconomy | Womenabling News | Scoop.it
Rosemary’s hesitation speaks directly to the confidence gap that tends to develop in girls around the ages of 10 to 12. The lesson, Keeton believes, is not to lose your sense of self but “the idea is be vulnerable, with confidence.”
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Not sure how that might work, but I applaud the focus on encouraging entrepreneurship among girls.

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Film Inspires Female Founders To Dream Big - Forbes

Film Inspires Female Founders To Dream Big - Forbes | Womenabling News | Scoop.it
The stories of successful women entrepreneurs inspires others to dream big. A new film provides that inspiration.
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Sounds like a most excellent subject for a film!

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100 Most Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs In Ghana

100 Most Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs In Ghana | Womenabling News | Scoop.it
The influence and impact of women entrepreneurs in the transformation of economies of both developed and developing countries cannot be over emphasized.
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Congratulations to all!

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Companies like Dell, Accenture and Intel introduce initiatives for women in tech roles

Companies like Dell, Accenture and Intel introduce initiatives for women in tech roles | Womenabling News | Scoop.it

Last year, 12 female undergraduate students across two institutes in Bengaluru were nominated to be part of a pilot project at Dell.

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Great news for women in India. How about expanding those initiatives globally?

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Expats’ dependents can work in beauty salons - Saudi Gazette

Expats’ dependents can work in beauty salons - Saudi Gazette | Womenabling News | Scoop.it
Sami Al-Maghamisi MADINAH — Female dependents of expatriate workers can now work in women’s beauty salons, Minister of Labor and Social Development Mufarrej Al-Haqabani has disclosed. The decision will help in reducing the number of visas in this sector, said Haqabani during his meeting with Saudi business leaders in Madinah organized by the Madinah Chamber
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Gee, thanks...

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Former Citigroup CFO Sallie Krawcheck launches Ellevest, a digital investment platform for women

Former Citigroup CFO Sallie Krawcheck launches Ellevest, a digital investment platform for women | Womenabling News | Scoop.it
Former Citigroup CFO Sallie Krawcheck launched her anticipated new startup, a digital investment platform for women called Ellevest, this morning from the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 conference’s stage.
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An interesting transition from women's network to an investment platform. This could be big.

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Woman who defied 300 neo-Nazis at Swedish rally speaks of anger

Woman who defied 300 neo-Nazis at Swedish rally speaks of anger | Womenabling News | Scoop.it
“I hope something positive will come out of the picture. Maybe what I did can be a symbol that we can do something – if one person can do it, anyone can.”
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She sets a very positive example for others to follow. Good on her.

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Academia is quietly and systematically keeping its women from succeeding

Academia is quietly and systematically keeping its women from succeeding | Womenabling News | Scoop.it

Academia’s war on women is real. Even though women outnumber men both in college enrollment and graduation rates, colleges aren't exactly bending over backwards to accommodate them. From skyrocketing costs resulting in women taking out more loans—and incurring more debt—than men to the complicity of administrators in on-campus sexual assault, women do not always feel particularly welcome on campus.

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Yet another battlefield in the war on women.

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South Africa's First Female-Owned Airline Goes International

South Africa's First Female-Owned Airline Goes International | Womenabling News | Scoop.it
South Africa's first female-owned airline goes international. Sizakele Mzimela is the co-founder, CEO and majority shareholder of Fly Blue Crane.
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Fly well, Blue Crane!

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