Startup Digest

Women Entrepreneurship

December 04, 2016

Hello, all!

Hope it's been a great week.

Some interesting updates: Glossier raised a Series B, Reese Witherspoon is starting a media company called "Hello Sunshine," and AngelList has acquired Product Hunt.

For this digest, I used Forbes, Fortune, and Entrepreneur Magazine quite a bit. Let me know if you have any favorite women-focused blogs or sources that you'd like to share with the community! I love hearing from you.


Women Entrepreneurship Startup Digest is curated by:
Lorel Sim

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How We Raised Our Latest Round of Funding

Emily Weiss - Into the Gloss

Glossier CEO Emily Weiss announced her company's Series B funding on her own blog, which shows how great it is to have your own media outlet.  In this article, she recognizes the people who believed in her from the start, opines that it seemed like a crazy idea first, and looks optimistically to the future. Glossier will now be going global and opening a brick-and-mortar shop.

2016's Top 25 Companies for Women

Georgene Huang - Forbes

If you're looking for a new job in a more women-inclusive space, check out this list of companies. A few that made the cut: Salesforce, Deloitte, PwC, Google.

Female Funders

Jessica Buerger - Ideator

Toward the end of this article are some cool statistics about the future. 

"Women are a force to be reckoned with. Did you know that two thirds of the world’s wealth will be female owned for the next 20-25 years? And that, in aggregate, women represent a growth market bigger than China and India combined?"

This Co-Founder of Bauble Bar's Secret for Inspiration?

Grace Reader - Entrepreneur Magazine

20 questions with Daniella Yacobovsky, co-founder of Bauble Bar, a popular jewelry company.

"One of the big things that we are learning about now is continuing to scale up... We have learned as a company to scale up and put processes in place that allow the company to continue to run smoothly but without tampering the creative spirit."

Uber America Boss: 'I've Started Driving Myself'

Robert Hackett - Fortune

Successful bosses are willing to work alongside their employees. Rachel Holt, head of Uber's North American operations, drives for Uber in order to understand the driver experience. 

“To actually get that other side,” she continued, “you learn where the pain points are. You learn what’s stressful.”

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