Five Friday Links: Women Entrepreneurs From Around the World

Happy Friday! As you put the finishing touches on another busy week, kick back and enjoy a list of Friday links.

Women Beer-Makers throughout History Celebrated at Waterloo Region Museum
Women are making their mark in traditionally male-dominated industries in Canada and the women of the beer industry are now being celebrated in Waterloo. This article by the CBC tells the historic tale of women in the beer making biz.
I Cried on ‘Shark Tank’ Last Week, and I’m Not Sorry

Mikki Bey, owner of Mikki Bey Eyelash Extensions in Los Angeles was a contestant on the popular American television show, Shark Tank. After an unsuccessful pitch, she started to cry on air. Investor Barabara Corcoran condoned Mikki for this and said “the minute a woman cries, you’re giving away your power. You have to cry privately.” Mikki strongly disagrees with this statement and in this link, shares her reasons.

The Key to Making an Impact as an Entrepreneur
Business owners in all areas must have a great understanding of their market in order to build success. Shiza Shahid, co-founder of the Malala Fund explains in this video why as a social-cause driven business it’s equally as important.

5 Ways Self-Made Billionaire Elizabeth Holmes Stays on Her Toes
At 31, Elizabeth has founded a company that is already worth an estimated $10 billion and rapidly continues to grow. How does such a successful and busy woman stay sharp and focused? Click on this link to find out.

4 Inspiring Stories of Women Entrepreneurs from Around the World
Women around the world build businesses, support their families and enhance their communities in very similar ways to Canadaian women. This link shares stories of women in South East Asia and how entrepreneurship has changed their lives for the better.

Have a great weekend!

– Ashley Wood