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Why I started a company (and why more women should too)

Ms. Career Girl

With most new companies being founded by men, this means many women-specific pain points go undeserved. It’s not just a matter of equity. When I was in college, I’d read about CEOs confidently stating that they didn’t hire for diversity because they hired for merit.

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6 Ways to Advance Gender Equality in the C-Suite

Workology

Despite research showing that professional women have the same leadership aspirations as men and plenty of evidence that companies with female CEOs outperform those led by men, only five percent of S&P 500 companies’ CEO slots are, in fact, filled by women.

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What makes a blog successful? | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

So I decided to sell equity in my blog and spin off a company. Now my blogs focus is about my journey that started last year – how to get that internship, get the job, relocate for what you're passionate about – the journey from point A (college) to point B (career). On a side note: I was trying to decide who to link to up there (this is the very busy lives links toward the end) and I couldn't really think of any women with kids who posted every day.

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4 Lies about social media | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

To give you a sense of how complicated it is, I do not actually own the name Brazen Careerist — I sold equity in the name, and it is owned by my company. When I first graduated college I heard all about LinkedIn and how "it's a great networking tool", blah blah blah. I can remember a good friend and co-worker in my first job out of college telling me about a sales person he knew and dealt with at work. Is this your first time here?

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Frugality is a career tool | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

The most productive people in the world seem to be the most diverse and balanced. That means I need to be earning $33/hour (after taxes, college loans, etc) to break even. Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Frugality is a career tool Posted to: Money February 1st, 2010 Del.icio.us Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook I have earned a lot of money in my life.

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Announcing another live video chat and something else. | Penelope.

Penelope Trunk

Posted by prklypr on March 25, 2010 at 9:24 am | permalink | Reply And I have seen her–she's been featured in magazines for her opposition to forcing women to wear burkhas (Mavis Leno was involved in this long, long before the mainstream media started reporting on it post-9/11).

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First, be honest about what you want | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

Most homeowner's wish to do this, real homeowner's, not those buying with no equity. I believe this is why women are silent about it at work. Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog First, be honest about what you want Posted to: Goal setting | Knowing yourself November 2nd, 2009 Del.icio.us

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