What's on our minds this month
Why Women, Why Now
Last week’s celebration of International Women’s Day took on special meaning this year under the theme #BeBoldForChange
. With women’s rights under threat, it has become even more important to take action towards gender equality. And as business leaders, it is up to us to lead the way.
And why wouldn’t we? Despite the fact that women are underrepresented in C-suite leadership and have less access to capital funding, studies show that companies with more female execs perform better and are more profitable.
In honor of our fellow female professionals, we’ve pulled together a list of important resources for women business leaders
. From changing company culture to developing mentorship programs, challenge yourself this month to finding new ways to supporting your female employees.
2017 InnovateHER Challenge
The SBA is hosting a special competition to unearth innovative products and services that empower the lives of women and families. SBA is currently seeking host organizations to run local competitions for semi-finalists, who will then pitch their ideas at a national competition for awards totaling $70,000. Learn more about the competition here.