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For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women."
- Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell
I have a formula which has kept me a productive, thinking, creative, and enthusiastic human being over the years, ready for entrepreneurship in all its mess and glory:
TECH = CREATIVITY > CHANGE = ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The NICE Initiative for Female Entrepreneurship is a call to arms for women thinking there is a "right time" to be an entrepreneur! That's a myth! One needs to devote time/effort to accrue experience, tech savvy, and hone skills in a chosen field of study.
But today's global market, social media transparency and open source technology, thought leadership and virtual mentorship opportunities, and cultural trends driving commerce have all converged, to set the stage. It’s a GREAT time to become an entrepreneur, either right away when finished school, or by pursuing a second revenue stream!
Women in particular are unknowingly or knowingly positioning themselves to be linchpins. We CAN deploy meaningful disruptive innovation, especially but not necessarily, in the educational and healthcare sectors.
Our mindset, innate skill set, contributions to the changing social/economic/political climates, historic and biological tendency to gravitate to those arenas has given us the tools and experience to connect the dots.
When interviewed for her 2013 Glamour lifetime achievement award, Barbara Streisand gave 5 tips worth remembering, which I will interpret for female entrepreneurs using my NICE lens......