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As issues like the gender wage gap, the lack of women in STEM, and gender bias move to the forefront of the national conversation, more and more women are stepping out to tell their stories and show their support for one another.
The number of women-led companies is growing, and so is the support network for them. Here are 10 web platforms for female professionals to find advice, mentorship, and more.
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The unicorns are multiplying, but if Andreessen Horowitz is right, the highflying venture capital community will have cause for concern when the inevitable thinning of the herd takes place.
Andreessen Horowitz says there is cause for concern at the rapid increase in tech start-ups with high values, but the recent exuberance in Silicon Valley differs from that of the dot-com era.
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A wake up call to the financial services industry: Much of women's wealth -- 40% of all investable assets in U.S. -- is surprisingly on the sidelines particularly as it pertains to closing the funding gap for women entrepreneurs. 
Women around the world wield tremendous economic power. But, for the most part, the market women represent as investors is vastly untapped. This represents an enormous missed opportunity for women entrepreneurs.
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Mackenzie Burnett, CEO of Distributed Systems, list of experienced angels and early-stage investors with experience in all sorts of tech. 
I am starting a software company with a few friends. As a mixed-gender founding team, we all believe strongly in gender …
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Crowdfunding gives entrepreneurs the money they need to start or grow their businesses. It gives consumers innovative products.
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 U.K. entrepreneurs are five times more likely to be women than American entrepreneurs
It's really about Silicon Valley and how it has to change its mentality.
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Great resource list for women starting companies. 
There are a growing number of accelerators who are creating programs to better support women. Here's a window into my Evernote list of them. Please let us know
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The average founder is 38, with a master’s degree and 16 years of work experience, according to University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business. 
Using data to identify potential start-up founders casts a wider net to find the next person who might have a billion-dollar idea.
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How did Applestone’s vision captured the imagination and wallets of more investors in Broadway Angels than any other entrepreneur’s vision?
Think big, then head toward your goals, one step at a time, learning from your failures. That’s how one woman plans to disrupt manufacturing
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Crowdfunding is hard work. How can you increase your odds of success?
This platform opens up new funding for businesses but success requires good communication.
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Now that crowdfunding has become a legitimate financing source, how has it changed our small business economy?
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Have you had trouble getting an ex to pay child support? Now there’s an app for that.
When you’ve got a problem, starting a business is a good way to help yourself and others. Ever heard of anyone with child support issues? Sheri Atwood had.
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  • Stengel Solutions
    President, 1998 - present
    Stengel Solutions is a strategic planning and marketing firm specializing in solutions for industry leaders, growth businesses and nonprofits. Whether you’re developing a plan for sustainable long term growth, building strategic alliances to penetrate new markets or forming an advisory board to provide objective advice regarding new opportunities, Stengel Solutions can provide you with solutions to build your company at every stage.
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    President, 2009 - present
    Ventureneer is a digital media and market research company providing education and training for nonprofits, socially responsible small businesses and social enterprises. For corporations that want to reach these organizations, Ventureneer provides branded marketing and social media opportunities that generate visibility, thought leadership and brand loyalty.
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As a writer, consultant, teacher and speaker, I've helped thousands of entrepreneurs make their vision of business success a reality, by helping them develop their business plan, and by teaching them the strategies and tactics they needed to grow their businesses. My guidance has steered many entrepreneurs away from pitfalls that might have prevented or delayed their growth.


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2012 Small Business Influencer Champion for her writing on the success factors for women entrepreneurs