In the News: Money Begins with Mentorship & Making Yourself Known

Find Your Female Spirit Animal

When it comes to business, it’s not just a man’s world. There are so many female idols we can model ourselves after and learn from, and we don’t even have to meet them in person!

Can’t find a female role model? As Nely tells it, a mentor doesn’t necessarily have to impact you in person. They can influence you through a book they’ve written or a talk they’ve given. Cue Women’s Tech Radio, where female coders, engineers, founders and entrepreneurs are engaging in conversation about all things tech. Role models Julia Hartz, co-founder of Eventbrite, Kim Rees of Periscopic, and Robin Chase of Zipcar share their secrets here.   

To read full story in Inc., click here.

Be One They Can See

This article is a powerful testament to the saying, “You can’t be what you can’t see.”

The bias in the venture capital world, comprised mainly of white males, definitely doesn’t help women or minorities who are raising money. Why? Because people of color are seen as reticent to speak up and declare their worth. The author in this article says that dilemma effectively renders them “invisible.”

What’s the cure? The author suggests you should “Break into the circle and do it now.” If you have a fabulous startup idea, start nurturing that venture capitalist right away.

Eventually, they have no choice but to see you.

To read full story in Inc., click here.