Winning While Female: How to make networking work for you

You’ve heard  that succeeding in your career is all about who you know.  Guess what? It’s true. Research backs it up: Women with a network of female peers and third-party contacts have 2.5 times the expected job placement level than women with predominating male-dominated networks. Understanding this, it’s no surprise that female coworking spaces like The Wing are on the rise. It’s becoming more apparent that to succeed women must band together to take on the business world.  There are many extrinsic barriers for women in the workplace, but women also face self-imposed barriers especially when networking or selling their expertise. Women are far less likely to advertise their strengths and expertise as well as leverage their connections to get ahead. And often, women see networking as intimidating or even deflating.  Because networking is integral to a successful career, women must break through these barriers to assert themselves as experts in their field and connect with others. Here are tips for making the most of your networking experience. How to Host an Awesome Networking Event Hosting your own networking event creates a unique opportunity for you to control the energy of the room. There are countless ways to make meeting …

12 tips from our female founder for starting a new business or nonprofit

The first few years of any business is a constant learning experience. Each stage of growth will pose new problems and push you to change and adapt. In the beginning, the business’s growth will rely solely on you and your decision making. These are exciting days, but without a team, the early days of a business can also be some of the loneliest and most stressful.  We sat down with AnnieCannons’ founder, Jessica Hubley, to learn how to traverse the early stages of a startup. Hubley has vast experience as an attorney and a nonprofit and for-profit entrepreneur. The tips below will help you navigate founding, hiring and building a startup.  Found Founding a business is both exciting and scary. There’s a mountain of tasks to get done and every task will need your attention. Start by creating solid business foundations and working from there.  File the paperwork. You’ll need to file paperwork to be recognized as a business. Forming a business entity changes your tax status and helps protect you from personal liability, among other benefits.. Find the state agency that handles business formations in your state to get more information on the different types of business entities and …