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10 Women Entrepreneurs Making It Happen


Today myself and my dear friend Maggie (Anchal’s Visual Communications Designer) were talking about how difficult it is to get a “real” job and transition to “real” personhood. “When am I ever going to stop doing “resume building stuff” and stop having internships?” she wondered out loud to me. The truth is, many of us recent college grads, and those who have even been out for a few years, are all in this same boat. We feel undervalued as we still settle for internships instead of jobs with 401ks and feel slighted by the fact that we can’t even afford our own apartments yet (“yes mom, I’ll be home tonight, and no, it won’t be too late”). Sound familiar, anyone?

On my long imaginary list of “Stuff I Want to Do Before I Die” is Start my own business/company (right next to “Learn guitar” and “Take a month-long trip to the Outback”). In all seriousness, starting something of my own has been an idea that’s been brewing for some time. I just feel like I need more time, experience and direction before I launch myself head-long into a serious operation. What could be more inspiring than this list of 10 entrepreneurs who are women? And, if you look, most of them are quite young! Check out Alex Von Tobel, only 28 and starting her own financial consulting group. Many of them were able to go against the tide and start operations that were largely successful in the most trying of times. I’m not making any drastic moves yet toward my Future Company, but these young ladies have got me thinking…


10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs article



Investing in Survivors


‘We do not invest in victims, we invest in survivors…’

Those are the words from reporter Gayle Lemmon’s Tedx talk – words that match Anchal’s thinking and goals about the power of investing in women entrepreneurs all over the world.

“Gayle is the New York Times best-selling author of The Dressmaker of Khair Khana and the deputy director of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Women and Foreign Policy program. Prior to joining the Council, Ms. Lemmon covered public policy and emerging markets for the global investment firm PIMCO, after working for nearly a decade as a journalist with the ABC News Political Unit and ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos.’ Gayle has reported on entrepreneurs in conflict and post-conflict regions for the Financial Times, New York Times, International Herald Tribune, the Daily Beast, and Christian Science Monitor, along with Ms. Magazine, Bloomberg, Politico and the HuffingtonPost.”

To learn more, visit Gayle’s website here.
Tune in for these 13 minutes of inspiration.