Women 2.0′s New York Founder Friday speaker counts down the top ten lessons she’s learned as an entrepreneur in true Rank & Style fashion.
Activist Betty DeGeneres talks about how individuality, positivity, perseverance and confidence have all helped her daughter become wildly successful.
A new series where we sit down with our next Lightning Lessons speaker and learn a little more about them.
In the beginning, be it a line of code each morning, or a short blog post a week, start with the smallest step possible.
By Michelle Sun (Software Engineer, Buffer)
Recently, I have found myself scaling down consuming and scaling up on creating. The mobile era has brought to us unparamounted convenience in accessing information. We can read, share, and save content on the go, always connecting, self-documenting.
Since moving to San Francisco, due to the costly iPhone plan, I switched to an Android phone and an AT&T phone plan, which consistently ran out of credit amongst other frustrations. It turns out to be a blessing in disguise; I have massively scaled down
By blindly following belief systems about entrepreneurship, I set myself up for failure. Here are three anecdotes to convince you to question “trendy” or “entrenched” viewpoints.
By Shruti Challa (Founder, Pinchd)
I like being controversial. There is a thrill about it. I didn’t used to be that way. I grew up in Kansas and in a traditionally successful Hindu family, so “questioning” wasn’t a staple component of my upbringing. When I finally came out to the Valley, the land of the freethinking, I thought my habit of conforming would disappear.
One moment I’m devastated, another moment I’m ecstatic. But the whole time in the back of my mind there is that “What if I don’t?”
By Anna Vital (Co-Founder, Vash; Founder, Funders & Founders)
Every day for the last two weeks, I have woken up scared. I’m scared to go online, look at my Kickstarter campaign – and see that no one supported it over night.
I am so scared to fail. It doesn’t help
Women 2.0 encourages me to build a healthy nucleus for a cell that aspires to thrive.
By Katrina Salas-Padilla (Contributing Writer, Women 2.0)
To a budding entrepreneur what could be sexier than intimate contact with the coveted almighty power of a willing investor? One might argue that a computer engineer and UX designer duo might give networking with an angel investor a run for its money on the ‘sexy’ meter.
However, it would only be a matter of time
Being an entrepreneur is a trial by fire and having the right environment is critical.
By Caitlin MacGregor (Co-Founder, Cream.hr)
There’s a lot more involved in becoming an entrepreneur than simply waking up one morning and saying “I want to work for myself.” Sure, anyone can say they would prefer to work in their own company, rather than punch the clock for someone else, but saying it and being able to do it are very different.