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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drone

Category: Uncategorized

image source: https://www.priv.gc.ca Have you heard the buzz? The $3.3 billion drone industry is expected to add 500,000 to a million drones to our skies this holiday season through brisk consumer sales.  Inc Magazine recently shared this prediction from industry insider Keith Kaplan, “Drones are the most accessible business opportunity we’ve had in aviation in 60 years.”  He went on to add that …

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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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Learned

Category: Girlpreneurs

image source: Ryan McGuire This has been a great year!  I launched Bright Girls in May and since then I have had a fabulous time meeting women and girl entrepreneurs and hearing their stories. As we roll into the last month of the year, it’s the perfect time for me to stop and highlight five compelling insights and bits of wisdom from my conversations …

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Category: DIY

Photo: LISA LINDER / EAST PHOTOGRAPHIC This activity is girl-tested and girl approved (just like our book!).  It touches on creativity, math, organization, and running a business. Today you get to open a restaurant! Step One:  Come up with a name for your restaurant.  It can be your name, it can be related to the type of food you’ll be selling at …

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Category: Girlpreneurs

Can you give a gift that Changes Your World?  I think so. Our Girlpreneur Holiday Gift Guide gives you amazing, unique gift ideas created by women and girls that will thrill the girl, boy, man or woman in your life.  These gifts will enable the lucky recipient to see themselves and/or their world in a new way. I’m very excited to share these hand …

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Diabetes Fashionista

Category: Girlpreneurs

Kyrra Richards was pursuing a career as a professional dancer, choreographer, and model when she was diagnosed with diabetes.  She had just returned from a performance for the troops in Afghanistan when she got the news as well as direction from her doctors to slow down. This was a totally unexpected turn of events that grounded Kyrra in Los Angeles as she …

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Category: Business Ideas & Tips, Girlpreneurs

With young YouTubers seemingly everywhere from their own YouTube channels to The Ellen Show to Dancing with the Stars, it’s not surprising that many kids are looking to Youtube with an entrepreneurial eye.  At my recent talk “How to Empower A Great Girlpreneur” a parent in the audience shared that she was hesitant to give her 14 year old daughter the green …

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Category: DIY, Girlpreneurs

Join us for a tweetchat on Thursday October 22nd at 7pm ET.  You’ll get to connect with us (Bright Girls) and two amazing companies: IAmElemental and Yellow Scope.  We’ll be tweeting about using play to close the gender gap!  #closethegap A little about the experts you’ll meet on the chat: IAmElemental has thoughtfully redefined the action figure.  Creator, Julie Kerwin, has reframed …

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