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For this year's 10th anniversary of World Humanitarian Day, the @unitednations paid tribute to female aid workers across the globe with a #WomenHumanitarians campaign; it also launched a showcase of 24 stories of the women who serve on the front lines of aid work over a 24-hour period. But the UN's efforts for women go beyond the celebratory day: Its goal is to achieve gender parity by 2020 in all its humanitarian coordination positions. "It's not just about numbers and getting positions," says UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Ursula Mueller. "It's about making sure women are respected for their professional backgrounds and their leadership ability.” 🔗 in bio for more! (📸: United Nations)

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Three years ago, Forbes 30 Under 30 alum Maryellis Bunn and her partner Manish Vora opened the doors to the world's first interactive ice cream- and candy-themed exhibit, the @museumoficecream, which has evolved to five locations including a permanent one in San Francisco, a signature ice cream line and partnerships with Target and Sephora. The cherry on top? The Museum of Ice Cream has a new parent company, Figure8, which Bunn and Vora revealed to the world last week alongside the close of a $40 million Series A that gives the firm a $200 million valuation. The development company aims to make more spaces where people can connect with each other; Bunn's lofty goal is to solve the overarching problem of "human disconnection," she says. 🔗 in bio for more! (📸: Museum of Ice Cream)

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Forbes released its 2019 list of the highest-earning stand-up comedians—and @amyschumer, at #7, is the only woman to make the list. Cutting her tour short due to a pregnancy-related health issue didn't stop the comedian from earning big money: Her shows grossed an average of nearly half of a million dollars per city. Touring, combined with her Netflix special, Growing, helped Schumer earn an estimated $21 million over the past year. 🔗 in bio to find out what other funny people made the list. (📸: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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"We're ready for more from our lives. We're ready to find our voices, speak our truth and own our power. Our feminine power," writes best-selling author Megan Dalla-Camina in her new book Simple Soulful Sacred. The 10-part guidebook offers advice for busy women on how to navigate everyday responsibilities such as work, family and marriage in order to walk the path toward complete fulfillment. What's your power? #feministfriday #bookstagram

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We just released our newest list of #TopColleges, and as part of this educational package is a roundup of the best schools for women who want a STEM-focused credential. While barely a third of all STEM-field degrees go to women in the U.S., these are the schools that are working to increase women's participation in the industry and promote gender equality in research. Want to see which schools made the cut? 🔗 in bio for the full ranking! (📸: Waltraud Grubitzsch)

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Speak your dreams today. 🌟 💃 #WednesdayWisdom

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Throughout her 14 years working in advertising, @mara.lecocq (now Brand & Community Director at @FishbowlApp) kept noticing a repeating theme: "It was always hard for me to find women who got to—and stayed in—leadership roles." Only about 11 percent of creative director roles are currently held by women. So Lecocq created @WhereAreTheBossLadies—now the largest database of senior women leaders in advertising. What started as Google sheet with the five names of female ad executives Lecocq listed herself now consists of more than 1,000 female leaders. "It was exhilarating to see all these animal-avatared strangers come together in a Google Sheet adding the women bosses they knew in real time." 🔗 in bio for more. (📸: Damien Lecocq)

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Since becoming a mom, six-time Olympic medalist Allyson Felix ( @af85) has been advocating for maternal rights in more ways than one. In May, the American track and field sprinter testified on Capitol Hill in a hearing about the black maternal health crisis and abysmal mortality rates. Felix, who endured major complications during her pregnancy with her daughter (her first child), told the court, "I thought maternal health was solely about fitness, resources and care. If that was true, then why was this happening to me?" Now, after cutting ties with Nike for its treatment of pregnant athletes, Felix has announced a new sponsorship deal with women's athletic wear company @athleta. 🔗 in bio for more. (📸: Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

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When @lydiafenet was a young intern at Christie's Auction House, she knew she wanted to live an extraordinary life. "I always believed that I had what it took to succeed, but I didn't yet know what that meant or how I would get there," she writes in her new book, The Most Powerful Woman in the Room Is You. Today, Fenet is @christiesinc's managing director and global director of strategic partnerships and one of the leading auctioneers in the country—a position she attained through a lot of hard work, and the realization that she had the power to craft the life and career she wanted. "I am writing this book to tell you that anything is possible if you see roadblocks as hurdles instead of barriers," she says. What roadblocks are pausing your quest to be the most powerful woman in the room? #feministfriday #bookstagram

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This just in: Fifth Harmony and Dancing with the Stars alum @normani will take the stage at the #Under30Summit music festival when our @ForbesUnder30 Summit takes over Detroit this October. The talented up-and-comer will join rapper @21savage and the duo from the top of the 2019 Electronic Cash Kings list: @thechainsmokers. She’ll also be speaking to our entrepreneurial crowd from our main stage of programming. Want in on the festivities? Tap the 🔗 in our bio to join us in Detroit from October 27th-30th. (📸: Dennis Leupold)

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Her words and life were a blessing. Her work and influence will live forever. Rest in power, #ToniMorrison.

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Naomi Osaka is dominating on and off the court: the young tennis phenom just came in as the #2 highest-paid female athlete of 2019 with $24.3 million in earnings. Osaka is a newcomer to the top of the earnings and tennis charts: she went into last year's U.S. Open as an underdog, but that status quickly changed once the then-20-year-old beat Serena Williams in a memorable final match. The victory qualified Osaka as the first Japanese person to win a Grand Slam event and helped her become the first Asian player to hold the top ranking in singles; endorsement deals with Mastercard, All Nippon Airways, Nissan and Procter & Gamble quickly followed. Curious to know which other female athletes made the 15-person list, including the #1 earner? 🔗 in bio to find out! (📸: Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

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"We need no invitation to make change in our cities, or communities, in our nations. We are making this declaration that we are reclaiming our time," inaugural youth poet of America @amandascgorman told the audience at the #ForbesWomen summit last month. Let this spoken word performance--a powerful opening to a gathering celebrating strides made by women around the world--also be an opener to conversation leading into the #july4thweekend. Who are the female firecrackers in your life that Gorman is speaking about? Tag them below! 🔗 in bio for the full speech. (📸: Juliet Muir)

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For the five years that Ertharin Cousin led the World Food Programme, there were no major famines. Today, Cousin—an alum of the @forbes Power Women list—is a distinguished lecturer at Stanford and remains steadfastly committed to eradicating global hunger. She recognizes that it will take patient capital, and a side of world peace—because conflict drives hunger, she says. Cousin came to the #ForbesAgTech Summit last week to talk about her Food Systems for the Future initiative, and what she hopes to accomplish in the long and near term. “By this time next year I hope that we have attracted enough capital into this space and have gotten enough attention where again Forbes says, ‘she’s making enough change that she belongs on our list.’” 🔗 in bio for more of Cousin’s comments. 📸: @_photosbyv_

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Bola Sokunbi, CEO and founder of the online finance education platform Clever Girl Finance ( @clevergirlfinance), is on a mission to help women make the best financial decisions for their futures. "I wanted to create a comfortable space for women to learn and have conversations about money without being judged, shamed, or pressed to show off," Sokunbi explains in her new book--also titled Clever Girl Finance--that released this week. The book details Sokunbi's own financial journey: how she was able to save $100,000 in the three years post college; but the Certified Financial Education Instructor is also honest about the money mistakes she's made along the way on her path to becoming the money expert she now is. Feeling inspired to step up your money game? #feministfriday #bookstagram

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When Beth Ford took the helm of Land O’Lakes last August, she became the first openly gay woman to lead one of the country’s top corporations by revenue. Yesterday, Ford came to the 5th annual #ForbesAgTech Summit to talk about the issue that concerns her the most: reliable access to healthy food among rural farmers. “Seventy-eight percent of rural communities are indexed as food insecure. This is where we’re growing our food,” she told interviewer @moiraforbes. But, she says, “it’s everyone’s problem. We need to reinvest. We need entrepreneurs in rural communities so there’s opportunities for folks there.” 🔗 in bio for more; 📸 by Matt Kang for Forbes.

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Tara Baker and Arlia Hassell struggled to find a wedding-planning magazine that reflected their relationship. “A lot of what existed out there celebrated sexuality over the love story,” Baker explained. “They were quite stereotypical…A wedding with rainbow flags wasn’t something we envisioned for ourselves.” So the couple took matters into their own hands and launched the Australia-based magazine Dancing With Her--the first magazine dedicated to celebrating love stories between women, mixed with some wedding-planning advice. With the success of Dancing With Her, the couple has plans to launch a second, more inclusive sister publication Dancing With Them that would focus on all gender diverse couples. 🔗 in bio for more. (📸: Tanya Volt) #obergefellvhodges

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“Black women and women of color, we need fewer friends and fewer mentors; we need more checks,” Arlan Hamilton--one of the first gay black women to launch a venture fund--told the crowd at the 2019 #ForbesWomen Summit last week. “It’s amazing that these men will go to the ends of the earth to understand bitcoin, cryptocurrency and AI ... but don’t know where to start with diversity.” As the founder and managing partner of the diversity-focused venture firm Backstage Capital, her mission is to fund more underrepresented entrepreneurs, so that the startup world starts looking like the world she knows. Hamilton has already made strides; since its founding in September 2015, Backstage Capital, with her help, has invested between $25,000 and $100,000 in 125 companies—all of which were founded by underrepresented entrepreneurs who identify as women, people of color or LGBT. 🔗 in bio to read more. (📸: Juliet Muir)

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“There are no Nobel Prizes for parenting or education, but there should be,” Esther “Woj” Wojcicki writes in her new book, How To Raise Successful People. “They are the two most important things we do in our society. How we raise and educate our children determines not only the people they become, but the society we create.” As the mother of Anne (founder of 23andMe), Janet (UCSF researcher and professor) and Susan (YouTube CEO) and a longtime teacher, Woj has a unique lens on how to shape the next generation, and we were so luck to have her on stage at the Forbes Women’s Summit earlier this week. Want a peek at her best tips? 🔗 in bio! #feministfriday #bookstagram #howtoraisesucessfulpeople

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Our Unlocking Innovation panelists gave the audience so much inspiration! From left to right: Anjali Sud, CEO of @vimeo; Kate Ryder, founder & CEO of @mavenclinic; Gwen Nichols, Chief Medical Officer at @leukemialymphomasociety; Holly Ridings, Chief Flight Director of @nasa; Maggie McGrath, editor of @forbeswomen #ForbesWomen

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Tiffany Dufu leads her life inspiring women and girls. She recently founded The Cru, a peer coaching service for women to grow professionally and personally. She inspired the crowd with her passionate words at the #ForbesWomen Summit: follow along in our stories and on @forbes. (📸: @jkferrier)

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“With every risk-taking decision, you have to be bold. You have to dare...and dare to change the world around you. If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work. You bounce back,” says Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director, as she inspires the crowd at the seventh annual #ForbesWomen’s Summit. Follow along in our stories and on @forbes. (📸: @jkferrier)

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In 2013, Dr. Amy Blackstone and her husband Lance made a joyous announcement to their friends and family: “we’re NOT having a baby!” What followed was a range of bewildered reactions, leading Dr. Blackstone to study the childfree and the ecosystem around them. The results of that research, plus a dive into her own experiences, are in her new book—“Childfree By Choice”—that is meant for everyone, whether you have children or not. “Who controls our fertility and which reproductive choices are available to us shape all our experiences. How we age, and who takes care of us when we’re old, are questions we all face,” she writes. “While rates of childlessness have nearly doubled since the advent of reliable birth control in the 1960s, our cultural norms, values and beliefs haven’t caught up to this reality.” It’s time that they do, and Blackstone hopes that her book will help. #feministfriday #childfreebychoice #bookstagram

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As the trackside on-horseback reporter and analyst for NBC Sports, Donna Brothers is usually the first person to speak to the winner of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. It’s no easy task: At the start of a race, this former jockey lines her horse up near the starting gate and then runs clockwise to the backstretch, being careful to stay out of the way of contenders and the electronic beam for race timers. “It’s never lost on me how fortunate I am,” Brothers says of her job. 🔗 in bio; 📸 Matthew Stockman. #belmontstakes

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When the women working in dial-making factories in New Jersey and Illinois began glowing in the dark, they were entranced. What they didn’t know (but their employers did) was that the radium they used to paint numbers and dials on watches and airplane instruments was slowing killing them. Kate Moore’s book Radium Girls tells the inside story of the women who were deceived by big business and spent their last days fighting for worker protections. They lost teeth, jaw bones, and ultimately their lives to companies who saw them as a means to earning profits. Then they became a liability. Corporations, lawyers, doctors, and the public launched a harsh defense, denying the women’s pain and discrediting their stories. At first glance this story may seem unique, but many women today still face life-altering battles for safe working conditions, adequate health care and parental leave, and compensation when something goes wrong. On what institute of power will you be a liability? What’s your fight? #feministfriday #radiumgirls #bookstagram

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@lizelting, the Cofounder of TransPerfect, has made the @forbes #SelfMadeWomen list all five years it has been published. The entrepreneur, philanthropist and No. 62 on this year's list sat down with the Assistant Managing Editor of Forbes Wealth, Luisa Kroll, at our #ForbesUncovered event to talk about how women can succeed in business, “You need to be willing to take risks. Women are more risk-averse than men, and we shouldn’t be ... It’s important to speak up and speak out. Be decisive. Take charge."

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America’s wealthiest #SelfMadeWomen list is made up of 80 ceiling crashers including @serenawilliams, who range in age from 21 to 92 and are worth a combined $81.3 billion. Full list at the 🔗 in our bio.

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The ten women featured in Michelle Dean's book have all been called "sharp" for their strong opinions and acerbic cultural criticism. At a time when speaking up was a man's job, women like Joan Didion, Janet Malcolm, Dorothy Parker and Nora Ephron changed the conversation with their pointed views. What they had to say often sparked controversy, and they didn't always identify with the feminists of their time. But the message of Sharp is that arguing can be fun and fertile ground for new ideas. "There is something valuable about knowing this history if you are a young woman of a certain kind of ambition," Dean writes. How will you start a productive debate this weekend? #feministfriday #sharp #bookstagram

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"I’m in this to transform this planet," says Vicki Saunders, founder of SheEO, an initiative that funds, supports and mentors female-led philanthropic startups. The community of "radically generous" women launched in 2013 and has since funded 53 ventures and generated $4M in loans. "SheEO is here to support and fund those who are putting their energy and leadership into solving critical issues we see around us. We have no time to waste. The world is on fire." Link in bio for more about @sheeovicki by @bianca_barratt

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“I’m far from having it all figured out, but there’s one thing I know for sure: technology can help,” Alexa von Tobel says in her new book. As a @Forbes Under 30 alum and the founder of @LearnVest, von Tobel is uniquely qualified to explain just how technology can help Americans manage their money, which is what she’s setting out to do in Financially Forward. “I always say that money is simply a tool that was created to help us transact more easily. Well, the same can be said for financial technology. So in these pages, I plan to share with you everything I’ve learned as an entrepreneur, CFP and busy mom about how this tech revolution can help us maximize our time and our wallets.” What digital tools could help you manage your money? @alexavontobel @financiallyfwd #bookstagram #feministfriday

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Alison Rosenthal pivoted from the typical Silicon Valley career (Stanford MBA, Facebook exec, Greylock entrepreneur-in-residence) because she was moved by #MeToo. The result is Leadout Capital, a new $27 million fund that focuses on investing in pre-seed and seed-stage startups whose founders come from, or cater to, under-served communities. The former competitive cyclist is part of a new wave of startup alums who don't look like the stereotypical venture capital investor--and that’s a good thing. “Systems are hard to change,” Rosenthal says. “We all have to do our part, from the edges or pushing out from within, to help get there.” 🔗 in bio for more on how Facebook is producing a new generation of alumni investors, with women in charge

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Many people are losing love for social media these days, leaving Facebook and Instagram in an effort to boost mental health. One group, however, is still going strong: Moms. According to Pew Research Center, 45% of moms say they receive support from social media like closed Facebook Groups. And brands have taken notice. Anne Laraway, CEO of Happy Family Organics, shares how her company has leveraged mom-to-mom marketing to provide personalized support and connect with parents online—and why she thinks social media has been ultimately positive to the motherhood experience. “The beauty of what the Happy Mama Mentors are doing is we’re doing things we feel would benefit us as parents,” says Laraway “We truly are own consumers. It’s built into who we are.” Link in our bio for more on @happyfamilyorganics by @carriekerpen

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“If a woman’s place has always been in the kitchen, then why does culinary history read like the guest list of some old boys’ club?” ask Deepi Ahluwalia and Stef Ferrari in the introduction of their new book, A Woman’s Place. Together, the authors have four decades of experience in kitchens all over the country, and write that they’ve “seen almost everything,” except for one thing: female representation in the history books. But as we all know, women have been here all along, cooking and innovating and changing the world through food. A Women’s Place tells the stories of the overlooked, both to give long-overdue credit and to inspire the next generation to claim their rightful place, wherever it may be. Where’s your place? #awomansplace #feministfriday #bookstagram

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It's a great day for Away. The luggage manufacturer reached a valuation of $1.4 billion after raising $100 million, led by Wellington Capital Management. Founders Steph Korey and Jen Rubio, both Warby Parker alums, appeared on Forbes' 2018 Next Billion-Dollar Startups list last fall. At the time, the company was on track to do $150 million in revenue for 2018 and was valued at roughly $700 million. Now the pair has earned a spot in the unicorn club. 🔗 in bio for more on @away

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Vanessa Larco thought she was ready to go back to work after having her first baby, only to break down in an airport when she realized she wouldn't make it back for bedtime. She realized that even working moms who seem to “have it all"—an accommodating employer, a lucrative career and a contributing spouse—are in dire need of more support. A partner at a California-based venture firm, Larco began to explore digital health startups focused on the entire arc of early motherhood, from preconception to the “fourth trimester,” or the first three months of a newborn’s life. She's not alone. Over the past six years, investors have poured $500 million into companies in “the new mom economy” — apps, gadgets, products and services targeting first-time Millennial parents with a child under the age of one. Forbes estimates the market size of this “new mom economy” stands at $46 billion today, a fraction of the $2.4 trillion spending power that American mothers control but a number that is sure to grow as more Millennial women become mothers each year. 🔗 in bio for more on the startups disrupting the millennial parenting market by @tanyaklich

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Schools were not designed with girls in mind, Sally Nuamah argues in her new book How Girls Achieve. Nuamah describes a vision for feminist schools that cultivate “achievement-oriented identities.” To do this, educators must focus on three skills: confidence, strategies to navigate barriers, and audacity to transgress societal norms. A large part of this also includes supporting girls’ basic needs (like protection from abuse and free period products) and rethinking what it means to achieve. “In short, to achieve is both to attain academic success and to build a healthy educational identity that allows a student to attain in different settings,” Nuamah writes. This growth mindset is something we can all strive for, even if our school days are behind us. #feministfriday #howgirlsachieve #bookstagram @mystoryherstory @harvardpress

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"If we ever want to have parity in a male-dominated world, we need to create that parity by supporting young women," Padma Lakshmi says about her decision to join Stacy's Pita Chips in announcing a $200,000 pitch contest for female founders in the food space. The contest, which begins today and goes until June 21, is open to any female-founded food or drink company with at least $25,000 in annual revenue. Any other celebrity judges and mentors? Glad you asked: Elizabeth Gore, president and chairwoman of Alice and Shawn Kelly, co-founder and CEO of SnackNation. 🔗 in our bio for more on @padmalakshmi and @stacys by @mcgrathmag. 📸: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

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"We're part of a cultural shift in how women think and feel about their bodies, and the products they use as a result of that empowerment," says Lo Bosworth, discussing her company Love Wellness' new "healthy not high" approach. In addition to natural products and alternative relief methods for vaginal and gut health, the brand recently added CBD-infused products to its lineup with the Timeout Collection. Bosworth's decision rides on the prediction that sales of CBD will hit $22 billion by 2022. Her advice for entrepreneurs? "Rely on your instincts, choose logic over emotions, and develop the muscle that informs how quickly you make decisions. Some should be snap judgments and others require time and patience." Link in our bio for more on @lobosworth ad @lovewellness by @alwayskarin

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Over 1,500 women are gathered in NYC today for #CreateCultivateNYC, a gathering of inspiration and career advice by @createcultivate (founder & CEO @jaclynrjohnson is a @forbesunder30 honoree!) Check our stories to hear what inspires some of the speakers. 📸: @smithhousephoto

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Do the words “we need to talk” send shivers down your spine? If so, you’re not alone. But in her book by the same title, @celesteheadlee argues that conversation – and smarter, better conversation – is what we need these days. The proliferation of technology has affected the way we communicate, and often for the worse. Headlee has advice for how to make us all a little more empathetic, a little more self-aware, and a little bit better at listening. “I encourage you to consider what you bring to the table in your conversations. Our perception of how well we communicate is often quite different from reality,” she writes. How do you think YOU could be a better conversationalist? #weneedtotalk #feministfriday #bookstagram

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How did Mary Shelley, Emily Bronte, George Eliot, Olive Schriener and Virginia Woolf become writers (seminal ones, at that) despite the obstacles that stood in their way? In “Outsiders,” Lyndall Gordon argues that each carried some sort of status as an outcast that fueled their genius, and each woman had an ability to listen to the voice in their head that steered them away from the traditional path expected for women in the 19th and early 20th centuries. “Women are still finding a concerted voice of our own,” Gordon notes. “In the meantime, we can look to the determined apartness of five writers who mined women’s separate sphere, and listen to those who were alert to the unspoken, ‘the roar from the other side of silence.’” In 2019, women are roaring. How are you listening? #outsiders #lyndallgordon #feministfriday #bookstagram

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At 24 years old, Alix Peabody ( @alixpeabody) suddenly went into organ failure. As her health stabilized, she decided to freeze her eggs. But since the lengthy process can cost tens of thousands of dollars and is rarely covered by health insurance, Peabody needed to make money quickly. She started hosting ticketed parties aimed at women looking for a safe space to unwind and made enough to cover her medical bills. She realized she could be onto something: "There are so few products that are emotionally branded and speak to women in an authentic way. It's an industry that is so male-dominated. Whether I wanted to or not, I decided I had to go into this space." Bev ( @drinkbev), a canned rosé, was born. Founders Fund, the San Francisco-based venture capital firm founded by billionaire Peter Thiel, announced Tuesday that it has led a $7 million investment round in Bev. Other private investors include DJ duo The Chainsmokers and Facebook's vice president of social good. 🔗 in our bio to read more by @csorvino

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As a 22-year-old struggling college student, Rochelle Graham-Campbell ( @blackonyx77), now founder of million-dollar beauty brand, @AlikayNaturals, says she had one secret weapon: YouTube. Rochelle paved the way as one of the first natural hair vloggers. Since launching her channel back in 2008, she has amassed an enormous following — over 100,000. She decided that it was time to turn her followers into dollars, and now Alikay Naturals sells in Target, Walmart and CVS stores nationwide, and in independent retail stores across the globe including Jamaica, France and the U.K. Now, she's on a mission to educate 100 women entrepreneurs this year. 🔗 in our bio to read her interview with @danielledhughes

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Remember the early 90s when matching your lip and nail colors was all the rage? OPI, a young but successful beauty brand at the time, decided to chase that trend and expand to lip color. But due to damaged product, the company lost millions on its first national distribution. Cofounder Suzi Weiss-Fischmann goes into detail on the lessons learned from this flub (and others) in her book ‘I’m Not Really A Waitress’ named for the brand’s top-selling nail color. If you’re inspired by food, travel, beauty, and family, you’ll learn a lot from this peek behind the curtain of three decades of creative entrepreneurship and leadership. #feministfriday @1stladyofcolors #imnotreallyawaitressbook #opi

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Day 2 of the Under 30 Global Women’s Summit had so many wonderful and inspiring moments. Among them was a talk from Amanda Nguyen, founder and CEO of Rise. “Like so many other survivors, the biggest challenge I faced wasn’t my rape, it was the betrayal of the criminal justice system. I realized were so many other people out there with stories like mine,” she said. “I could accept the injustice or rewrite the law. This is what I did with my fire. What will you do with yours?” Check out our story for more highlights, and keep following along with #under30summit! #thefutureisfemale

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The Under 30 Global Women’s Summit has officially begun! We kicked off the festivities today by ringing the opening bell of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. As @moiraforbes said in her opening remarks: “Supporting the future aspirations of female leaders--and breaking down systemic barriers to achieve those aspirations--is critical to achieving greater economic vitality around the world and driving greater prosperity not just for women, but for everyone.” #Under30Summit

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By 2030, women will control two thirds of America’s wealth. And within the next 40 years, we’re poised to inherit 70% of the $41 trillion (yes, with a T) in intergenerational wealth transfer. In her new book, @todayshow financial editor @jeanchatzky argues that to effectively manage this influx, we need a different playbook than men, because we view money through a different lens. “For us, the life we want to create is the target, while money is the tool that helps us achieve us. For many men, it is the other way around.” This weekend, ask yourself: What do you want from your money? #feministfriday #womenwithmoney #bookstagram

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When newlywed Nidhi Kapur began decorating her Manhattan home, she hopped online to search for modern pieces made in the traditional, American way. "I wanted to invest in high-quality, heirloom pieces," said Kapur. Frustrated with cheap imitations, she flew to a cluster of towns north of Charlotte and learned the region has been losing its foothold as the furniture capital of the world since the '90s because of outsourcing. Kapur, former head of biz dev at Birchbox, raised $500,000 and in 2017 to launch Maiden Home, an e-commerce furniture brand, supporting hundreds of craftsmen in North Carolina. Revenue last year was north of $2 million. "We could have plugged into the massive factories in China that can scale instantly, but we chose domestic artisans. We made that tradeoff intentionally because that was more important to us than growing 100% month over month. We rather carefully scale because selling high-end heirloom pieces is more important." 🔗 by @tanyaklich in bio @maidenhome

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Serena Williams and Whitney Wolfe Herd are taking their partnership to the next level. Williams, who also starred in Bumble’s first-ever Super Bowl ad, will be joining Herd as an investor and active member of the Bumble Fund. There's more: The pair is also announcing a pitch competition, starting today, to identify 2-3 new investments in businesses raising a pre-seed, seed or A round with an existing lead in place. The fund expects to invest $50,000-$100,000 per company. The competition is open to all entrepreneurs with a United States entity who identify as women, prioritizing those with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Prospective companies will have until March 27 to submit. 🔗 from @YolaRobert in bio @SerenaWilliams @Whitney @bumble @bumblebizz

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Glossier just raised $100 million in a Series D round led by Sequoia Capital. In the last year, the company more than doubled annual revenue to surpass $100 million, gained more than 1 million new customers, and launched a second brand, Glossier Play. With an estimated $1 billion valuation on the horizon, Glossier could be one of the few female-founded and female-led unicorns. 🔗 from @ElanaLynGross in bio. Congrats, @Glossier @EmilyWWeiss!