Wavemakers is a weekly feature that profiles female innovators — women who are constantly blazing new trails, inspiring others and revolutionizing the status quo. This week we meet Shelley Kuipers. She is an accomplished entrepreneur and the founder and chief executive officer of Chaordix Inc., a crowdsourcing company. Shelley divides her time between Calgary and London. You can follow her @shelleykuipers.
The excitement surrounding women launching their own businesses feels contagious, even on paper. But when my last paycheck came in I started to seriously question my sanity. For those considering the professional equivalent of jumping out of a plane, it’s worthwhile to listen to the women who already made the leap.
As a result of her work in the past 20 years, Geraldine Bown has established herself as an expert on diversity, equal opportunity and women’s advancement. She is the founder of The Domino Consultancy Limited, which is focused on diversity management for businesses; a former president of the European Women’s Management Development Network; one of the founding members of the European Institute for Managing Diversity; and the managing director of Domino Perspectives Limited.
To detractors, the issue of supplier diversity may smack of reverse discrimination and even appear anti-competitive. Surely the best businesses should find their way into the supply chain of major companies. Here’s why it’s a good idea for companies to embrace this strategy.
FOX Business Network’s Liz Claman has set off to Silicon Valley for the fourth annual “Three Days in the Valley” summit, an exclusive three-day behind-the-scenes look inside the high-tech business capitol of the world. Claman took time to weigh in on why the “Three Days” are so important—especially to women.
For over 12 years, I have helped a significant number of entrepreneurs work through the startup stage of their first venture. Upon meeting a first-time entrepreneur, one question they always ask is: “What is the most important piece of advice you can give me?” My response: “Be Patient”.
Mandy Gresh launched Waglee.com in order to foster an online and offline community for dog lovers. She discusses how to avoid being cutesy and the importance design played in honing her message. This video is part of the Tell Me More series by Thinkso Creative, a design and marketing agency in New York City.
Software entprenreneurs Sharleen Sy and Vernon Lun would regularly meet at coffee shops to discuss industry trends when one day Lun posed a provoking question: If you wanted to buy someone a gift, would you buy a digital rose over a real one? The answer inspired them to launch carddit.