Women are chipping away at securing more funding and penetrating the ranks of leadership, but we still face numerous challenges getting ahead.  While men and women enter the workforce at pretty equal rates, women hold only 21% of C-level positions and only 4% of Fortune...

Nearly two months in and the DEC’s CEO Alyce Alston sounds like a woman who has found purchase in the shifting sands underneath her feet. Getting the Lay of the Land [caption id="attachment_1350333" align="alignright" width="419"] Capital Factory + The DEC[/caption] Her office at Capital Factory + The DEC...

Sponsored by Egan Nelson LLP Executive succession, particularly involving the Founder CEO, can be a tense time in the history of a startup.  But not always. In fact, in my experience working with VC-backed startups across Texas and elsewhere, there are many instances in which founder CEOs...

Sponsored by Egan Nelson LLP One unfortunate, and somewhat unique, aspect of startup ecosystems is that they have a large power/experience imbalance between parties doing business with each other. On the one hand, you have seasoned, well-connected investors who close multiple deals every year and have...

Starting a business is exciting, but it often comes with many risks and uncertainties. For most entrepreneurs, having a trusted resource when problems arise can often be the very element needed to achieve game changing success. “Ask the Expert”, our biweekly feature designed especially for startups,...

[caption id="attachment_1348980" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Photo credit: Christopher Alvarado[/caption] “I get emotional every time I talk about this,” said Necole Kane. Standing in front of an audience of 200 women on a rainy Saturday morning in downtown Dallas, Necole Kane appears shier than her previous alter ego would...

When it comes to running a successful business these days, entrepreneurs need a formidable mix of grit, ambition, faith, a strong network and technology too. You don’t have to be a tech whiz to take your company to the next level, but finding a way to...

Back in 2012, theSkimm began as a free, daily email newsletter produced from the comfort of co-founders Danielle Weisberg's & Carly Zakin's couch. Now, over 6 million people utilize theSkimm as their daily news source. "Skimm'd From the Couch" is the latest development from theSkimm bringing a whole new element to...

Mindfulness in the workplace dominated in 2017, and the topic continues to rule as professionals manage stressful environments and take control of mental and physical health. From corporate retreats to midday meditation, organizations have found innovative ways to provide solutions to workers. With the $8 billion...

Google is the de facto starting point for vetting and exploring products and services. Content quality, visual presentation and consistency are the cornerstones for informing potential clients, building reputation and closing the sale...

We all have biases.  Mostly unconscious, without a doubt, but we all have them. But what about those conscious often incorrect thoughts & perceptions about people that are different from us? The Office of Diversity and Outreach at the University of California, San Francisco, defines conscious bias...