Forbes Contributor, Derek Lidow, suggests that for the future of our economy we need more entrepreneurs especially when in recent years entrepreneurship has been in decline. Lidow goes on to claim that the mislabeling of “born entrepreneurs” can be particularly discouraging to women and minorities who may feel they will not succeed in their ventures if not labeled as such. Data shows that there are no “heritable traits that confer meaningfully better chances of succeeding as an entrepreneur,” rather strong personal motivations of the individual coupled with their particular skill sets are more closely related to positive entrepreneurial outcomes. Therefore, both women and minorities can be inspired to create a start-up, in any field, with the eradication of the “born entrepreneur” myth.
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This year, largely due to companies such as Netflix, the rom-com era is making a comeback. However, there is a limited amount of lesbian love stories. As Kobler requests, “Hallmark, let’s make the yuletide gay.”
Artist Betty Tompkins has been painting text-based works of demeaning words and phrases used to describe women from 2002-2015. In response to the #MeToo Movement, the artist is using her work in a new exhibition, “Will She Ever Shut Up?”
A series of murals of feminist icons have been placed all across London in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the UK’s first laws giving many women the right to vote. The murals contain 50 women from the past (such as Sojourner Truth and Sophia Duleep Singh) and present (Malala Yousafzai) who have played a role in the fight for equal rights.
Despite sharing stages with Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, and Jimi Hendrix, this all-female rock band never got their “big break.” Now, with all the members well into their 70s, Ace of Cups has come back to record an album nearly five decades later.
In response to leading publications putting mostly men in their “Year in Pictures” review, Women Photograph have compiled their own list that reflects the underrepresented voices of those in their organization.
Though hip-hop is often criticized for its degrading lyrics about women, female rap is essential for the empowerment of Black women. Sesali Bowen explains, “Female rappers allow Black women to envision a world where our needs, desires, and identities come first.”