Monday, January 16, 2017

A Look at Some Powerful Female Entrepreneurs

These sixteen redefined power by building their own businesses against all odds.  From fashion designers to tech giants, the following are power women who are the best of the best in female entrepreneurs.

Read more here.

Monday, January 09, 2017

What Inspires You to be a Great Leader?

As we move along in a new year, many business owners always want the $5 answer to the million dollar question:  How do you get inspiration to think differently and stir positive change within your organization?

It starts with lifelong learning.  And you've got to carve out the time.  Here are a few good books to read in 2017.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Monday, November 28, 2016

How to Translate Your Vision Into Concrete Actions

How do you translate your vision into concrete actions your people can identify with and get excited about? Here are seven proven techniques for building a solid team.
One of the most insightful tips I [Nido Qubein] learned about leading others is that people do things for their reasons, not for your reasons or for mine. So the goals, the plan of action and the strong conviction have to be communicated in a way that directly answers the question, “What’s in it for me?”
7 Ways Leaders Can Inspire Commitment to Goals

Monday, November 21, 2016

Unlocking Entrepreneurial Potential in Women

Women entrepreneurs face significant obstacles to growing and scaling their businesses, especially with accessing capital, education and resources.  They don't always have the same opportunities as men.  This is why Tory Burch started the Tory Burch Foundation, which empowers women entrepreneurs and provides programming designed to level the playing field.

Read more:  TB's Top Business Advice for Women

Screenshot courtesy:  Tory Burch Foundation

Monday, November 14, 2016

Effecting Change and Inspiring Others

Our U.S. election has been simultaneously inspiring and deeply challenging for women.

Chicago Inno reached out to several women founders, tech executives, and organization leaders to hear their reactions after the election. While many expressed frustration and fear, women also expressed resolve to push forward, and the importance of entrepreneurship and tech as a means to equality.

Here's what they had to say.