Five Friday Links: Be a #GIRLBOSS

Happy Friday!

We have a new plan for Fridays. As an inspiring way to end the week, we’ll be sharing five links that showcase successful women and highlight topics of interest to entrepreneurs. We hope you enjoy!

Before we jump into the Five Friday Links, we at the Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba team want to give a very warm round of applause to the nominees and winners at the 2015 WBOM Women Entrepreneur of the Year Awards! These awards recognize women from across the province whose energies and creativity represent the best of the entrepreneurial spirit. Congratulations!

Nasty Gal founder: “It’s not just about fashion. I want to make girls smarter.”
Sophia Amoruso, the former shoplifter who started an eBay business from her bedroom tells The Telegraph how she went from misfit to multi-millionaire, founding the fastest growing retail business in North America.

As a woman interested in business with entrepreneurial ideas and dreams of my own, #GirlBoss is one of the most real, honest, motivation and inspiring books I’ve ever read. I highly recommend it! 

Meet the 2015 W100!
What You Can Learn from Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs for 2015

I was ecstatic to find my friend and inspiration, Ruth Tal, on this list. Read how these female leaders built their businesses and the secret to success that each of them has shared.

How Two Ambitious Women Found Success With a Cause-Driven Company
“When women are driven by passion and compassion, they can do great things.”

I love this post because it highlights important points that should be consider when starting a cause-driven company. The best part is this information is great advice that can be applied to any business.

Women of Distinction Honored at Annual Event
A group of “unique and exemplary” women were honoured at the 2015 YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

Although this article was posted a month ago, it’s never too late to celebrate women doing great things in our province!

9 Marketing Techniques I Used to Get 39,000 Followers on Instagram (with a $0 marketing budget)
“Tips for nailing down your Instagram strategy to boost your numbers – useful for individuals, solo entrepreneurs, and businesses.”

It isn’t uncommon for business owners to invest all their funds into the development of their product or service and forget to set aside dollars for marketing. Thank goodness for social media! ALthough this article is by an “internet foodie” is writing it, the tips can be applied to every type of business.

Have a great weekend!

– Ashley Wood