Coworking: It Takes the Inspiration of One to Make It Happen

In celebration of Entrprenuership Month here at NEXT for Women our partners Chic CEO interviewed Felena Hansen – the founder and owner of an all female, co-working space called Hera Hub in the San Diego area. Always an inspiration and cheerleader for female entrepreneurs, we asked Felena a few questions so we can learn a bit more about her and her fabulous company.  Read on for...

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Passions Don’t Always Go According To Plan. How Ambika Nigam Found The Confidence To Take The Plunge – And Never Looked Back

Ambika Nigam could have been a number cruncher. After she graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in economics, she accepted a prestigious financial analyst position at Oppenheimer Funds, where she made the kinds of complicated mathematical models that would make Einstein blush. But, as she sat at her computer manipulating money, Ambika increasingly found herself lusting after...

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Stamina, Fortitude, Self-belief, And Passion – What It Takes To Be An Endurance Athlete And A Business Owner

Our friends Chic CEO sat down with Tanya Maslach, owner of GOTRIbal.com, to hear her story of business, athleticism, and her passion to share her vision with other women.   GO TRIbal is such a unique concept. Can you tell us a bit about it? At its heart is a community of like-minded women who share a passion for living an active lifestyle....

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Born this Way: Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

For as long as psychology has existed, its practitioners have debated the same tiresome question about human nature: is it (are we) defined by intransient internal properties, or by the external experiences that are thrust upon it (us)? The general, if unsatisfying, consensus seems to be that Who We Are is determined by a strange and unfixed calculus that weighs...

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Entrepreneurship 101: One University’s School Wide Commitment to Innovation

While some scientists are being bogged down by research about whether entrepreneurship can be taught, students of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill’s new entrepreneurship program suffer no such psychological hand-wringing. Many of them may consider themselves innately innovative, but their choice of minor is clear indication that these future business owners believe those skills can be honed...

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Learning & Growing And Growing & Learning

I often use this phrase with my best friend – “girl, I’m learning & growing and growing & learning.” I say this because I never want to get to a place in life where I’m not learning and growing.  One of the many women I admire, Susan L. Taylor once said at a conference I attended, “Everyday should be a...

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Alexis Left A Successful Career To Become A Solopreneur – And Lived To Tell About It. How She Did It.

From backpacking in Africa for six months to writing a book while living with her parents at age 27, Alexis is as experienced as she is accomplished. As a writer, journalist, social media strategist, and entrepreneur with a degree in journalism, she has worked with U.S. News & World Report, covering career and hiring trends and career strategy. However, five...

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Being In Control Of Your Career Takes Effort, Time And Thoughtful Action. If You Want To Be In The Driver’s Seat, Here Are A Few Tips To Consider

  Being in control of your career is much easier said than done. It takes effort, time and thoughtful action. If you want to be in the driver’s seat, here are a few tips to consider. Know what is important to you Said another way, what are your values and which ones are most important to you (e.g., alone time,...

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Write Your Way To Greater Job-Search Energy, Confidence And Optimism In Five Minutes A Day

  Writing for just a few minutes each day can have dramatic effects on your job-search. But not just any writing will do. To get the maximum benefit, try a gratitude journal. Studies show that people who keep gratitude journals…     Are more likely to make progress toward goals.     Sleep better and wake up feeling more refreshed.     Are...

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