#NetworkGirl Getting to 50%: Where Women-Founded Companies Are Gaining Ground c/o Huffington Post

17.91% of companies seeking funding in 2014 were women-led, up from 9.52% in 2009 http://buff.ly/1IXt6Yn  pic.twitter.com/TRd1ZCU3QT


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Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.

#NetworkGirl: 11 Inspirational Female Entrepreneurs

From #RingCentral

It’s no secret that men outnumber women in the business world. But recent data suggest that women are becoming more influential as executives, entrepreneurs, business owners, consumers and social-media users. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of female-owned businesses grew by 50% – a significantly bigger jump than that posted by small businesses overall. Additionally, comScore and Nielsen report that women comprise the majority of participants on the social web – from Facebook to Zynga to Twitter to Pinterest. And when it comes to purchasing clout, women control the purse strings: According to the Census Bureau, women manage 80% of consumer spending, or about $5 trillion dollars yearly.

The growing influence of women in business comes as no surprise to us – nor to the 11 female entrepreneurs featured below. Read on to learn about these stellar businesswomen and their tips for success.

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