5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read This Summer

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a well-established entrepreneur or just starting out, being a leader requires a relentless commitment to bettering yourself. One of the best ways to achieve growth is by keeping yourself well informed. If you really think about it, books are a cheap investment with an unlimited return. They prepare you for when opportunity knocks, and they expose you to groundbreaking ideas that could just change the way your business works for the better. Read More >

Give Your Girl Grit: Advice from Experts for Raising a Strong, Entrepreneurial Woman

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Today’s girls are tomorrow’s female leaders and entrepreneurs. In order for society to achieve more equality and fairness, more than ever we want our girls to grow up possessing the skills to take on the world and succeed in our increasingly competitive market.

But how can parents, family members, and teachers support girls’ growth so that they believe in their ability to achieve their full potential? It’s all about helping them develop into strong and confident young women. And that means ensuring they gain the fortitude and tenacity to never shy away from challenges.

Fortunately today we no longer need to guess about how that’s done. Experts and researchers have been studying girl power for years. Let’s take a looks at some of their best suggestions for helping girls develop into tomorrow’s empowered women.

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Why the Tech Industry Needs More Women and What to Do About It

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women-in-tech-fbGender bias in computer science and technology seems like a way of life. However, back in 1985 upwards of 37 percent of computer science degrees were completed by women. Compare that to the paltry 18 percent in 2012. It’s no wonder that the gender gap in computing is garnering so much attention lately. Without proactive efforts to change the status quo, what’s to stop the gap from widening further?

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.CO Icons & Innovators: Kay Koplovitz

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The .CO Icons & Innovators Series showcases interviews with the big thinkers, crazy dreamers, rule breakers and risk takers who spend their days breaking through boundaries, creating new possibilities, and transforming current realities to build the future online – on .CO, of course!

Who is Kay Koplovitz?

Kay Koplovitz is Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Springboard Growth Capital and the Co-founder and Chairman of Springboard Enterprises., a non-profit venture catalyst that has foster the investment of more than $7.4 billion in women-led firms. She is a seasoned investor and advisor to companies through all stages of growth. Koplovitz is the founder and former Chairman & CEO of USA Networks, which includes USA Network, the Sci-Fi Channel, and USA Networks International – today multi-billion dollar television cable television networks.  She founded and led the company for 21 years before stepping down in 1998, at which time it was sold for $4.5 billion.

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