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TOP 10: The Rising Number of Female Egyptian Entrepreneurs

Best Mums businesswoman/bbc.com

The Rising Number of Female Egyptian Entrepreneurs: Gaelle Anne Fouere–bbc.com–5/1/15

TOP 10: From Near Failure to a $1.5 Billion Sale: The Epic Story of Lynda.com

Lynda Weinman, founder Lynda.com

From Near Failure to a $1.5 Billion Sale–The Epic Story of Lynda.com: Jane Porter–fastcompany.com–4/27/15

TOP 10: Cellphones for Women in Developing Nations Aid Ascent From Poverty

Ketteline Pierre, high school student in Haiti with cellphone/Natasha Fillion/Bill & Melinda Gates FOundation

Cellphones for Women in Developing Nations Aid Ascent From Poverty: Melinda Gates–nytimes.com–4/7/15–Photo: Natasha Fillion/Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Plum Alley’s Deborah Jackson Helps Women Crowdfund Their Businesses

Deborah jackson/CEO Plum Alley

Deborah Jackson, Founder and CEO of Plum Alley

By Gloria Feldt (@GloriaFeldt)/January 20, 2015

TWITTER: @plumalleyco

I am particularly interested in the issues facing intrepid women who are starting companies. CNBC recently had a fascinating piece reporting that women own one-third of businesses now. That’s nine million in the United States alone and those generate about 1.4 trillion dollars in sales. Wow!

However, when you dig down a little deeper, you find that women own less than 10% of the high growth firms. In looking to find out why that gap exists, I was delighted to put that question to Deborah Jackson, CEO of Plum Alley. She established her e-commerce crowdfunding site with the purpose of connecting women with money and finding sources for the capital they need.

“Women actually want a different look and feel; they want a community. They operate differently. Their companies are different; their dreams are different. So we created a very robust and powerful platform for women…”  Deborah Jackson

What a great idea! Deborah says women can change the world with their entrepreneurial businesses and she’s out to enable them to make that important contribution. Here’s an excerpt of my interview on The Women’s Eye Radio Show….   [Read more…]

TOP 10: Giving Back: A Chat with Bridget Hilton, Founder of LSTN Headphones

Bridget hilton, Joe Huff, founders of LSTN Headphones/bizjournal.com

Giving Back: A Chat with Bridget Hilton, Founder of LSTN Headphones: Scott Petinga–bizjournals.com–1/16/15

TOP 10: Female Entrepreneurs Are Redefining the Business of Ice Cream

Jeni Britton Bauer from Heni's Splendid Ice Cream/her website

Female Entrepreneurs Are Redefining the Business of Ice Cream: Nancy Gagliardi–forbes.com–10/31/14–Photo: Jeni Britton Bauer

TOP 10: What Does the Next Generation of Women Entrepreneurs Look LIke?

Jenn Aubert book, Women Entrepreneur Revolution

What Does the Next Generation of Women Entrepreneurs Look Like?: Lindsay Lavine–fastcompany.com–7/15/14

TOP 10: Meet 6 Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing the World

Whitney Johnson, Ubuntu Project

Meet 6 Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing the World: Molly Triffin–dailyworth.com–7/11/14