Category Archives: Small Business

Seize the Opportunity to Drive Gender Diversity in Tech

By Erin Platts, Head of Relationship Banking in Europe, Silicon Valley Bank While we’ve come some way in narrowing the gender gap in the tech world, Silicon Valley Bank’s latest survey on the subject, the Women in Technology Leadership 2019 report, got me thinking about how to capitalize on the positive momentum we’re seeing. After all, those of us in the tech ecosystem use that very mindset every day to … [ more ]

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5 Smart Steps For Future Entrepreneurs

So you have a great idea for a business. What’s your next move? First, take an honest assessment of your personality. Claire Lee, head of early stage banking at Silicon Valley Bank, has noticed three traits in successful entrepreneurs. “Number one is adaptability: the ability to pivot, really be open to feedback and advice, knowing which to take and which to ignore,” Lee says. “Number two, and perhaps as important, … [ more ]

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9 Mantras to Help You Turn Your Idea into a Business

While starting a business, you’ll find yourself talking yourself into, and out of, a lot of choices. From idea to full-fledged enterprise, these mantras from real founders and executives will help you stay strong along the way. Pick and repeat the ones that speak to you the most. #1. Corner yourself with courage—and go. “You’ve got to somehow corner yourself, so that quitting is off the table,” says Jessica Honegger, … [ more ]

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How Every Woman Can Be “Self-Made”—with Nely Galán

Click Play below to listen in your browser. After emigrating from Cuba at the age of 4, Nely Galán became the first Latina president of entertainment for a major TV network, an Emmy award-winning producer, and New York Times best-selling author. In her words, she became “Self-Made,” and now she wants to teach every woman how to do it. Tune in to hear her story, the strategies that drove her … [ more ]

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2019 Session | Think Like a Founder: Your Questions on Entrepreneurship Answered

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. People of all different backgrounds should have the opportunity to participate in, shape, and successfully found companies that can change the world. But Silicon Valley can be a tough place for women. The challenges are well known, but tried and true advice on creating opportunities and overcoming obstacles can be harder to find. If  you work in tech, … [ more ]

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2019 Session | Radical Candor: Better Relationships at Work

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. The relationships you have with your team are at the center of being a great leader. In her best-selling book Radical Candor, author Kim Scott outlined a new framework for being an amazing boss and colleague that centers on challenging directly while showing that you care personally. In this workshop, learn how to better fulfill your core responsibilities as … [ more ]

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2019 Session | Pioneering Equity & Diversity in Your Organization

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. Are you waiting for diversity gaps to be addressed in your organization? It’s time to create the changes you want to see. Each of us, regardless of positional power, has a role to play in affecting organizational change. Join this conversation for a fresh perspective on driving diversity, including practical strategies to tackle structural bias individually and organizationally. … [ more ]

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This Entrepreneur Was Sued for Hosting Events for Women

Claire Wasserman, founder of Ladies Get Paid, a career development platform, is committed to closing the wage and leadership gap. If anyone is about equity and inclusion, it is Claire. So imagine her disbelief when she was informed last October that she was being sued for sex discrimination. 

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How Women Entrepreneurs Can Beat the Odds

By Claire Lee, Head, Early Stage Practice, Silicon Valley Bank The numbers continue to be depressing and disappointing. Startups that are founded by women get between 2 percent and 4 percent of venture capital globally. Compiled from more than 1,000 tech and life science executives, our “Women in Technology Leadership 2018” report highlights the issues and confirms what I am seeing firsthand at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB)

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Startup Savvy: How to Raise Cash on Kickstarter

Ten years ago, Kathy Strahs had at least one thing in common with Oprah Winfrey: Strahs’ panini press, a Christmas present from her sister, was one of her favorite things, too. Home with a new baby, Strahs got busy in the kitchen and started blogging about her recipes for the appliance. “I really enjoyed the creative process and would stay up late and work through the night,” recalls the former … [ more ]

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