Secrets of Breaking the Glass Ceiling for Women Entrepreneurs

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Special Guest: Geri Stengel, Ventureneer

The startup rate of women-owned businesses is soaring, but the percentage who break through the glass ceiling to more than a million dollar in revenue is flat. What’s blocking their upward momentum? Learn how women leaders of growth businesses kept growing, well beyond the million-dollar milestone

Drawn from interviews with leading women entrepreneurs and her work as a mentor and coach to start-up businesses, Geri Stengel will pinpoint what women need to break through the glass ceiling and keep their businesses on a high-growth track.

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Secrets of Breaking the Glass Ceiling for Women Entrepreneurs

  1. 1. 1 © 2012 Ventureneer. All rights reserved. Secrets for Breaking the Glass Ceiling for Women Entrepreneurs VerticalResponse Webinar June 26, 2013 Presented by: Geri Stengel
  2. 2. 2 © 2012 Ventureneer. All rights reserved. Secrets for Breaking the Glass Ceiling for Women Entrepreneurs Agenda • Build out networks • Seek outside funding • Take center stage
  3. 3. 3 © 2012 Ventureneer. All rights reserved. Build Out Your Networks
  4. 4. 4 © 2012 Ventureneer. All rights reserved. Larger More Diverse Networks Grow Larger Businesses Photo by iconolith
  5. 5. 5 © 2012 Ventureneer. All rights reserved. Join Groups but Check Out • Who is in the group • How they communicate • What’s  the  substance  of   their communication • What level are the people in the group Source: Athena Vongalis Macrow Adapted from Flickr image by Noah Sussman
  6. 6. 6 © 2012 Ventureneer. All rights reserved. Social Media Amplifies Your Message Photo by luc legay
  7. 7. 7 © 2012 Ventureneer. All rights reserved. Men Are the Powerbrokers: Make Them Part of Your Network
  8. 8. 8 © 2012 Ventureneer. All rights reserved. Seek Outside Funding
  9. 9. 9 © 2012 Ventureneer. All rights reserved. Money Is Key Ingredient to Growing Businesses • Women start businesses with 1/3 less capital • Women business are 25% smaller Photo by Images_of_Money
  10. 10. 10 © 2012 Ventureneer. All rights reserved. Research Is Mixed as to Why Women Raise Less Money • Women  don’t  ask • Differences in credit scores, growth potential of the industry and size of firm • Discrimination • Issues of control • Women  don’t  dream  big Photo by stevendepolo
  11. 11. 11 © 2012 Ventureneer. All rights reserved. Investing in Women Improves Business Results • Women angels increased by 50% • Angels investing in women-led business increased by 40% • Research documents effectiveness of women leaders • Women excel at crowdfunding
  12. 12. 12 © 2012 Ventureneer. All rights reserved. Finacing Is a Ladder
  13. 13. 13 © 2012 Ventureneer. All rights reserved. Take Center Stage
  14. 14. 14 © 2012 Ventureneer. All rights reserved. Nominate Yourself for Awards Photo by AlicePopkorn
  15. 15. 15 © 2012 Ventureneer. All rights reserved. Be Recognized as a Leader Photo by AlicePopkornPhoto by By World Economic Forum
  16. 16. 16 © 2012 Ventureneer. All rights reserved. Put Your Company in the News Photo by AlicePopkornPhoto by By World Economic Forum
  17. 17. 17 © 2012 Ventureneer. All rights reserved. Recap • Build out networks • Seek outside funding • Take center stage
  18. 18. 18 © 2012 Ventureneer. All rights reserved. Questions
  19. 19. 19 © 2012 Ventureneer. All rights reserved. Connect With Me Name Social Media + Email Geri Stengel http://www.forbes.com/sites/geristengel/ http://www.linkedin.com/in/geristengel http://www.facebook.com/Ventureneer http://twitter.com/#!/ventureneer geri@ventueneer.com
  20. 20. 20 © 2012 Ventureneer. All rights reserved.

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