business

Category: Girlpreneurs

One of the missions of Bright Girls is to share the stories of female entrepreneurs.  If we know about these ambitious girls and women not only can we learn from them, but we can also support their businesses. In my latest article for Everbank I was thrilled to share the story of three young entrepreneurs doing very interesting and meaningful work. …

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cafeine

Category: Diaries, Girlpreneurs

  Hello Everyone! As you know from the profile piece on my business Makamas, I am both a full-time student and a full-time entrepreneur. Last night was a perfect example of how important caffeine is for my sisters and I to make this all work! We were planning a photo shoot at the beautiful Morikami Museum and getting all of …

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iamelemental

Category: Girlpreneurs

IAmElemental action figures are delighting girls, boys, moms, dads, and collectors (they all know something cool when they see it). Their Chief Elemental Officer,  Julie Kerwin,  launched her re-imagined action figures with an outrageously successful Kickstarter campaign.  That campaign enabled her to bring to life the first set of 7 figures, the Courage Series. And now in her infinite wisdom she’s bringing us something …

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makamas.com

Category: Girlpreneurs

Last year at this is time Shirley Bazua was not thinking about e-commerce at all.  She was busy enjoying school and playing collegiate volleyball.  Then it all changed in a blink, when she sustained a serious injury and was told by her doctor that she needed emergency ankle surgery. Shirley had to leave school and return home for surgery and a long rehabilitation.  In …

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Category: Diaries, Girlpreneurs

  Hey Everyone, Here is an EE (Eternal Essence Candles) update! A friend of mine recently graphed out all my orders by candle scent.  In these past three months, we found that based on our website sales  the top five scents are Calm, Ryan-Licht Sang Signature, Arctic Breeze, Lavender, and Florida Spice. This analysis really helps considering we are looking …

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diary

Category: Diaries, Girlpreneurs

Welcome to the Girlpreneur Diaries!  This series will be written by entrepreneurs who are building and running a business.  They will post regular entries, sharing the good, the ugly and the awesome.  You can follow along with each story as it unfolds, cheering for them, and commiserating too. I’m excited to announce that our first featured Girlpreneur is the inspiring 17 year …

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diaries

Category: Diaries, Girlpreneurs

We’ve got a new series coming to the Bright Girls Blog, and I am very excited to share it with you! The Girlpreneur Diaries Series will be written by Girlpreneurs who are actively building and running a business.  They will post regular diary entries, sharing the good, the ugly and the awesome.  You can follow along with each story as …

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Category: STEM

Why do girls ROCK at FIRST Lego League?  Because there are so many different ways they can use their strengths to shine. One of my favorite volunteer activities is judging FIRST Lego League (FLL) competitions.  This past weekend I judged a competition where the top trophy, the Champions Award, was awarded to an all-girls team, The Care Bears.  These winning 9-12 year …

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Category: Girlpreneurs

When I spoke to social entrepreneur Alexis Kauchick in December, the 17 year old founder of Eternal Essence Candles shared  “I have sold $20,000 in candles over the past week and a half.  I come home make candles and go to bed at 2am, it’s so exciting!” Alexis is having amazing success with the non profit she created from a very …

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SOB spunky old broad

Category: Girlpreneurs

How do I know you’re going to love this SOB (Spunky Old Broad)?  Because she proves the point, once a girlpreneur, always a girlpreneur! Early in her career Dr. Gayle Carson launched a chain of career schools, a talent agency, and convention service business which she grew to seven offices.  She then sold the company and launched her next career as a coach, …

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