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State of Women in Business

On Thursday, May 26th, over 150 people gathered at the White House South Court Auditorium for The White House Council on Women and Girls’ Women and Entrepreneurship Event. We often hear, “You can’t be what you can’t see,” and attendees of this event bore witness to inspirational narratives that re-ignited the audience to wholeheartedly pursue their goals. As one of the leading events for the United State of Women Summit, the Council was glad to share the importance of storytelling and to convene women business owners and entrepreneurs.

 

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Path to the Future: Shuya Gong, #HerOwnBoss #StudentEdition

Shuya Gong is a founder of INQUISITE, a platform for determining passions, defining success, and kickstarting a life of informed explorations.  Geared toward high school students, INQUISITE harnesses the unstructured insights available from online activities, and using algorithms to gauge interest, highlight trends and outline suggestions for the future.Learn more about the beginning of INQUISITE at http://www.psfk.com/2015/09/ibm-watson-good-data-contest-life-planner-software-inquisite.html.

 

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National Women’s Business Council Announces Up To $1 Million in Available Funding for New Research on Women and Entrepreneurship

Series of Nine Projects to Uncover Actionable Research on Issues Facing Women Business Owners

WASHINGTON – May 23, 2016 – The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) today announced funding of up to $1 million for nine research projects focused on women and entrepreneurship. The funding announcement is the largest ever from NWBC and marks a more than double year over year funding increase.

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The SHELF Whiz: Aviva Kamler, #HerOwnBoss #StudentEdition

Aviva Kamler is the founder and CEO of SHELF Cosmetics, a mobile app designed to make the process of selecting and purchasing nail polish and cosmetics simpler and more convenient for women like herself. Learn more about SHELF Cosmetics at http://shelfcosmetics.com.

 

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The Hair Whisperer: Jasmine Curtis, #HerOwnBoss #StudentEdition

Jasmine Curtis is the founder of AVOCURL, an essential hair care company that is conscious about preserving your health and the environment. Learn more about AVOCURL at http://www.avocurl.com/.

 

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Contracting Research Opportunities on Women and Entrepreneurship: Apply Today

Are you looking to contract with the federal government? Is your expertise in researching women and entrepreneurship? Are you interested in developing recommendations to meaningfully influence the climate for women in business? If you answered yes to any of the above, this news is for you!

The Council is excited to announce our biggest research portfolio yet! This spring, we are putting forth nine – yes 9 – research projects. Check out the projects below, and be sure to revisit this link on Thursday, May 12 and Tuesday, May 17 as additional opportunities are made public!

 

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First Round on Catie Cole, #HerOwnBoss #StudentEdition

Catie Cole is a native New Yorker, currently in her Senior year at Harvard studying Psychology. She is also a Co-Founder of Froth (i.e., First Round on the House), an application-based drink subscription membership, now live in NYC. Learn more about FROTH at www.froth.nyc.

 

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Boston’s Art and Music Champion: Catherine T. Morris, #HerOwnBoss #StudentEdition

Catherine T. Morris is the founder and Creative Executive Director of the Boston Art & Music Soul Collective (BAMSC), an arts and cultural organization comprised of entrepreneurs who come together to create and support programs that promote music, art, and culture to and from communities of color.  In this role, she is heading up the inaugural Boston Art & Music Soul Festival (BAMS Fest), slated to occur in June 2018.  This event will incorporate technology, art, film, performances, and panel discussion to create a highly engaging environment of culture exchange, and intended to instill hope, connection, and collaboration between communities. Learn more about BAMSC and BAMS Fest at www.bamsfest.com.

 

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The old college try: Entrepreneurship among university students and recent graduates

Only about 14 percent of American business owners are estimated to be under the age of 35, and only 2 percent are younger than 25 years old, according to the 2012 Survey of Business Owners.  Women account for about 44 percent of these young entrepreneurs, meaning that—perhaps unsurprisingly—these age groups come closer to gender parity in ownership than any others.  However, although young folks make up an increasing share of the American population, studies demonstrate that their share of all business owners has stayed constant—or even declined.  In other words, there is reason to believe that entrepreneurship is losing popularity among today’s youth.

 

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The Fitness App Guru: Rachel Koretsky, #HerOwnBoss #StudentEdition

Rachel Koretsky is the founder and CEO of upace, and app that makes reserving group fitness classes and equipment easy, so you have more time to focus on the things you want to do and not just the things you have to do. Learn more about upace at http://upaceapp.com/.

 

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