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Will you DARE to be an entrepreneur?

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Advice from women on entrepreneurship, success and going against the flow.

Learn more about Go Against the Flow: http://amzn.to/1Xp3HPy

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Will you DARE to be an entrepreneur?

  1. 1. Will you DARE to be an entrepreneur? Advice from women on entrepreneurship, success and going against the flow
  2. 2. Entrepreneurial success can hinge on the hard-learned lessons of those who went before you. That’s the premise behind #GoAgainstTheFlow, a movement to empower 1 million millennial female entrepreneurs to get their businesses off the ground.
  3. 3. At the heart of that movement are women sharing their experiences and advice on subjects including: Getting started Building technology Hiring Getting funded and scaling Dealing with failure Creating work- life balance
  4. 4. Here's a peek at their experiences.
  5. 5. "If you want to know how to be an entrepreneur, ask yourself how you’d convince your friends to run 40 miles with you." - NOOR SIDDIQUI, CEO OF REMEDY | @NOORFSIDDIQUI #GoAgainstTheFlow WHAT IS ENTREPRENEURSHIP?
  6. 6. "To succeed as an entrepreneur, you’ve got a lot to learn, so start the clock now." - ANNIE RYU, GLOBAL VILLAGE FRUIT | @ANNIERYU HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN TO TAKE THE PLUNGE? #GoAgainstTheFlow
  7. 7. "The team you put together…will have a lot to do with whether you sink or soar." - CATHY ATKINS AND COURTNEY HURST METIS COMMUNICATIONS @CATHCALDEIRA HOW TO GET STARTED #GoAgainstTheFlow AND @COURTNEYHURST
  8. 8. "At this intersection of passion and practicality is where entrepreneurship lives." - KAJAL DESAI, DOONYA | @KAJALDANCER HOW TO TURN PASSION INTO BUSINESS #GoAgainstTheFlow
  9. 9. "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, then go someplace where there’s a shortage of lemonade stands." - ANDRA KEAY, ROBOTLAUNCH.COM | @ANDRAGY #GoAgainstTheFlow THINK INSIDE THE BOX AND CREATE YOUR ROLE
  10. 10. "…if we want equal representation in the workplace, we need to be assertive in many of the expected ways, but also show that different approaches to business still work…" - ARIEL MARCY, STEAMGALAXY.COM | @AEMARCY HOW TO ESTABLISH A PRESENCE #GoAgainstTheFlow
  11. 11. "'Originating’ a role at a company is something I would suggest to anyone who wants to eventually strike out on her own." -BRITTANY HODAK, CO-FOUNDER OF ZINEPAK @BRITTANYHODAK DOES CORPORATE EXPERIENCE HELP? #GoAgainstTheFlow
  12. 12. "The course of true startup success never does run smooth…." - SARAH WOOD, UNRULY | @SARAHFWOOD HOW TO SCALE AND GET FUNDED #GoAgainstTheFlow
  13. 13. "When you do what you love, your enthusiasm is infectious..." - ANGIE CHANG, WOMEN 2.0 AND HACKBRIGHT ACADEMY @THISGIRLANGIE #GoAgainstTheFlow HOW DO YOU GROW AND EMPOWER YOUR TEAM?
  14. 14. "Learn to love your data." - ROBYN EXTON, DATTCH.COM | @ROBYNEXTON HOW TO ENSURE QUALITY CONTROL AND CATER TO CUSTOMER NEEDS #GoAgainstTheFlow
  15. 15. "…scaling a small company culture requires abandoning what is often thought of as ‘the right way’ to do things at scale." -REBECCA PARSONS, THOUGHTWORKS | @REBECCAPARSONS HOW DO YOU HANDLE CULTURE AS YOU SCALE? #GoAgainstTheFlow
  16. 16. "Experiment, research and play. But only for a fixed amount of time." - REBECCA WEBSTER-MILLER, SPEAK WRITE CODE AND DEVBOOTCAMP NYC |@RMILLERWEBSTER HOW SOFTWARE IS BUILT – AND WHY YOU SHOULD CARE #GoAgainstTheFlow
  17. 17. "Software engineering only has a chance of being a meritocracy when children across all genders, ethnicities and income levels are exposed to programming." - ALAINA PERCIVAL, WOMEN WHO CODE | @ALAINA #GoAgainstTheFlow HOW DO YOU GET MORE WOMEN IN TECH?
  18. 18. "…when the worst thing you can imagine actually happens, it’s a moment of empowerment. It erases fear." - CHRISTINA WALLACE, QUINCY AND STARTUP INSTITUTE NYC @CMWALLA WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FAIL? #GoAgainstTheFlow
  19. 19. Want to read more? Order the “Go Against the Flow” book here, and get full chapters featuring the in-depth advice of each of these entrepreneurs.

Advice from women on entrepreneurship, success and going against the flow. Learn more about Go Against the Flow: http://amzn.to/1Xp3HPy

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