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2.  You were a literary agent, what was your personal tipping point to move from content gatherer to content creator?

Sarah Maizes is the self-proclaimed “Queen of Reinvention.” A former literary agent with the William Morris Agency, turned-mother-of-3, turned-stand-up-comedian, turned-writer/producer, Sarah is author of several award-winning children's books including, "On My Way to the Bath" and "On My Way to Bed." 1.  What is the most inspiring part of your ...

2. Responsibility to each other

Earlier today I attended the Babson Breakaway Challenge in Boston, the first and only competition to promote gender parity in the VC industry. The room was full of inspiring female entrepreneurs, one of whom walked away with $250,000 to jumpstart her promising business. I had the pleasure of speaking to them ...

“5 Career Change Traps keeping you stuck in a meaningless job”

Career change: Similarities between love and choosing your ideal career path Reality Shows never cease to surprise me … in a bad way. The latest crazy idea I’ve seen advertised is a show called “Blind date”, where a couple of total strangers get married on their first date. Can you ...

The Single Biggest Mistake I've Seen Women Make At Work

Over my years in business, I’ve worked with a lot of women, I’ve managed a lot of women, I’ve promoted a lot of women, I am a woman. And the biggest mistake that I’ve seen women – and particularly younger women – make at work is…….. They kinda ...

1. On the basis that the role of the CEO is to drive the growth of the business, what are you doing in your business to address gender parity?

Whilst Brexit continues to dominate the UK news, we decided to tackle a different subject at our latest CEO lunch. By way of an introduction, our CEO, Karen Wilson, referenced a recent FT article which stated that: “One in three FTSE 250 companies were mainly concerned about Tax, Terrorism, Regulation and ...

they choose not to work

In last few years, increasing gender diversity has seized attention of many leaders across industries. I was intrigued to know the reason for the same and the outcome expected out of hiring women candidates. To my surprise, it turns out that India could boost 2025 GDP by 60% by promoting gender diversity ...

When A Dream Turns Into A Team

People ask me all the time, “Where does the name ‘Rebel Nell’ come from?” Rebel Nell pays homage to Eleanor Roosevelt, a woman who strived for social change and championed for women’s rights, social justice and civil rights. As a social enterprise, we wanted our company to embody her ...

Let’s Connect the Underrepresented to their Local Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

How Entrepreneurship Could Change the Conversation on Inclusion I was exposed to racial and gender discrimination as a child growing up in Arkansas, but it wasn’t until I returned home after a decade in New York and Boston pursuing my post-secondary education that I realized that nothing has really ...

Amazon's 30-hour Workweek: A Step Forward Or Backward For Women?

Shut the front door. Is Amazon really leading the 30-hour workweek charge that could encourage other companies to follow suit and change the face of work for Americans? Amazon? The company that The New York Times blew up last year, painting a scathing picture of slave drivers cracking their whips ...

What Every Woman Needs To Know About Angel Investing But The Guys Don’t Tell You...

When I first started out as an angel investor, I didn’t know any other women who were doing what I was doing. If you look at the data, my experience makes sense: In 2004, just 5% of angels were women; when I started out in 1997, there were probably even fewer. So ...

Female Strong: Looking Back

The women’s movement started when we were in college, and by the time we got to law school in the 70’s, women made up a significant percentage of our law school classes. When we entered the workforce, however, we were once again in an almost exclusively male environment. Perhaps ...

Why Women In Sports Is Better For Business:  My Experience Training For Marathons

Unlike many athletes – both those competing in the Olympics this week and those we encounter in our daily professional lives – sports became a crucial part of my daily routine later in life. It was not until I signed up to run the 2014 New York City Marathon that I truly became/...