Author: Women Community

By Brittany Dolin  Entrepreneurship is a journey marked by both exhilarating joys and formidable struggles. The joy lies in the freedom to turn innovative visions into reality, experiencing the thrill of creating something from the ground up.Witnessing the growth of a business, seeing it flourish and making a positive impact on the lives of clients and employees are immensely gratifying moments. The sense of autonomy and the ability to shape one’s destiny contribute to a profound satisfaction. However, entrepreneurship is not without its struggles. The path is riddled with uncertainties, financial challenges and the constant need to adapt to a dynamic…

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F1 ACADEMY has today announced that leading sport and athleisure brand, PUMA, will become an Official Partner of F1 ACADEMY ahead of the series’ second season, which begins in Saudi Arabia on 7th March.The multi-year partnership will see the racing series join forces with one of the world’s foremost sports brands, in a collaboration that unites PUMA’s rich motorsport history with F1 ACADEMY’s goal to increase female participation in motorsport, on and off the track.For nearly 40 years PUMA has been an industry leader in developing motorsport clothing – pioneering fireproof overalls, race shoes and other high-performance gear – before…

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Women business owners continue to fuel the economy, representing 39.1% of all businesses – over 14 million – employing 12.2 million workers, and generating $2.7 trillion in revenue. According to the 2024 Wells Fargo Impact of Women-Owned Business Report, in partnership with Ventureneer, CoreWoman, and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), the number of women-owned businesses between 2019 and 2023 increased at nearly double the rate of those owned by men; and from 2022 to 2023, the rate of growth increased to 4.5 times.Whether it was during COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 or supply chain disruptions throughout the pandemic, women business owners…

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The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2023 to Narges Mohammadi for her fight against the oppression of women in Iran and her fight to promote human rights and freedom for all. Her brave struggle has come with tremendous personal costs. Altogether, the regime has arrested her 13 times, convicted her five times and sentenced her to a total of 31 years in prison and 154 lashes. Mohammadi is still in prison.In September 2022, a young Kurdish woman, Mahsa Jina Amini, was killed while in the custody of the Iranian morality police. Her killing…

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A new year is upon us, and a different career may be in your future. If you’re interested in working in the STEM field with a stable income and opportunities for growth, here are some of the most popular STEM fields you should consider.Software DeveloperRated as the top job in STEM by U.S. News & World Report, software developers are becoming more and more of a necessity in today’s world. As a software developer, you create computer applications that allow users to do specific tasks and the underlying systems that run the devices or control networks. This may include designing…

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The 2023 National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Conference, hosted by the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), celebrates the achievements of minority business enterprises (MBEs) and entrepreneurs. 2023 marked the 40th anniversary of the conference and highlighted the growth of the MBE community over the past four decades.MBDA—in its commitment to fostering economic equity and promoting MBE growth—collaborated with the NMSDC to present a landmark event in Baltimore, Maryland from October 22-25. The MBDA MED Week Conference and the NMSDC Annual Conference & Exchange converged in a unified venue, an innovative approach aimed at enhancing participation and impact. MBDA has…

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In a triumphant celebration of women entrepreneurship, the National Association of Women Business Owners—Los Angeles (NAWBO-LA) recently wrapped up its 6th Annual Procurement Event at the Port of Long Beach in November.The event commenced with a compelling panel discussion featuring representatives from the Port of Long Beach, Southern California Edison and the Metropolitan Water District, shedding light on vast procurement opportunities for women-owned and diverse businesses. This insightful dialogue set the stage for a day brimming with invaluable insights and growth prospects.Following the engaging panel, participants immersed themselves in interactive workshops, unraveling the secrets to effective matchmaking through practical examples.…

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In celebration of Black women who have persevered and broke through the tech industry’s glass ceiling, the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce hosted its 6th Annual Women in the C-Suite. Four women who beat the odds and operate successful businesses in the seemingly impenetrable technology industry “spilled the tea” and shared their tips and triumphs to a capacity crowd at the London Hotel in Hollywood, California in early November.GLAAACC Chairman Gene Hale welcomed the crowd and said that he and GLAAACC’s Board of Directors created the Women in the C-Suite conference to recognize Black women whose contributions…

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Doreen Rizopoulos is the national recruiter for the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an independent federal agency created by Congress that insures deposits at federally-insured credit unions, protects members who own credit unions, and charters and regulates federal credit unions.Born and raised in New York, Rizopoulos earned a Bachelor of Arts and pursued a professional career in financial services. In 2009, she was recruited by a financial regulatory agency to launch a national recruitment initiative and has since served in a variety of recruitment roles at several federal government agencies. Rizopoulos joined the NCUA in 2022 to lead the agency’s…

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By Samar Khoury,  Brooke Shields may have gotten her first modeling gig at 11 months old and starred in her first film when she was a teenager, but she’s just getting started. In fact, the Endless Love star has been busy promoting confidence in women, operating her business and telling her life story in a gripping new documentary. As Shields’ business states, the beginning is now. Beginning is Now, Shields’ online platform and lifestyle brand, was 58 years in the making as she puts it—it’s her endeavor and her endeavor only. “I just wanted to create a community where we…

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