Category: Entrepreneurial Profile

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The woman every woman should know

“Actions speak louder than words” is an old saying that goes hand in hand with influential leaders, but it does not exactly cut it for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. As one of the most celebrated authors of this century, Adichie uses storytelling to help change the world by empowering men and women everywhere to speak out

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Bozoma Saint John is Shattering All Kinds of Glass Ceilings

When a company is in the process of hiring a potential employee, they go through a number of predictable steps. They look at her resume, her CV, contact her previous employers. And during the interview, they’ll ask some variation of, “What have you accomplished in the past?” and “What can you contribute to our company?”

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Career Advice From a Former Softball Coach

Last month we sat down with Becky Heidesch: Cal Poly alumna, former collegiate softball coach, and experienced entrepreneur. In 1995, Heidesch launched her first business, Women’Sports Wire. As a clearinghouse for women’s sports news, the Wire had several prominent subscribers including ESPN and the Olympics. Since starting the Wire, Heidesch has pivoted her business several

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Meet Dina Habib Powell, the Woman Behind 10,000 Others

“We left our homeland so you could pursue your dreams—as long as you’re a lawyer, a doctor, or an engineer.” This is a joke many immigrant children are familiar with, and Dina Habib Powell was no stranger to it. Powell was born in Cairo, Egypt, and moved to Austin, Texas with her parents when she

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