Deborah Jackson on how women supporting women can help overcome some of female founders’ fundraising challenges.
‘Disrupt’ is a word that gets thrown around often in entrepreneurial and tech startup communities. But in order to disrupt an industry or market, you have to first disrupt yourself.
By Jasmine Gao (Data Strategist, Bitly & Fellow, Enstitute)
“You always have to do something that puts you in a zone you don’t know. Someone once told me that growth and comfort do not coexist, and I think it’s a really good thing to remember.”
- Ginni Rometty, the Chairman and CEO of IBM
Meet enterprising female founders at the Plum Alley event.
By Leena Sukumar (Vice President, mySkin)
I attended a Fashion’s Night Out event in New York co-hosted by Plum Alley, a new venture by Deborah Jackson. Deborah, a champion of women-owned companies, seeks to provide exposure to curated emerging brands founded by women, via limited sales.
The event was packed with high-energy women dressed fashionably in true New York City style.
These women not only took an opportunity and made it happen, but they navigated successfully the hyper-growth phase that brings a whole new set of challenges to early stage companies.
By Deborah Jackson (Founder & CEO, Plum Alley)
At JumpThru, we have a bookshelf full of business books that cover topics such as entrepreneurship, game theory, lean start-up methodology, innovation and disruption.
These books have provided us with guidance, inspiration and new thinking on a broad range of topics. Many of these books have been released in the last 12 months and most are written by men and some are written by women like Dr. Louann Brizendine who wrote The Female Brain, a must read to reset your thinking about how the male and female brain work.