What it Means to be Women in Business

There is so much talk in broad strokes about what it means to be women in business – from what we do, to who we are, and how we define and achieve our ambitions. From ‘leaning in’ to rocking the ‘girl boss’ thing; there are a lot of ways we market and turn being a […]

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Welcome To The AlwaysFWRD Women’s Network

You Found Us! We started this website and accompanying newsletter because we had such rich and interesting conversations with our colleagues and friends on a daily basis; and often found ourselves passing insights and wisdom onto the next friend. We realized that the themes of our chats were also so universal… from frustration (family, work) […]

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Redressing the Balance: How to Support a Female Entrepreneur Today

supporting female entrepreneurs

To be an entrepreneur is an uphill battle in any case… no matter your idea, your sex or your background. But let’s be honest, it’s pretty demoralizing to be a female entrepreneur trying to build and innovate with little prospect of support. And that’s why we often give up (or don’t even get far enough […]

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International Day of the Girl Child: October 11

UN Day of the Girl News

Today is the United Nation’s International Day of the Girl Child. As mothers of daughters it can be quite overwhelming to both consider their futures, as well as, see how quickly the walls of self-belief can come crumbling down. At first blush there seems to be so many reason to celebrate being a girl, particularly […]

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Spotlight: Why we Love Ellie Goulding

Why we love Ellie Goulding

Where oh where have the dignified gone? It’s a valid question these days with every angry soundbite and vile tweet. It makes those with poise and class stand out all the more. So let’s talk about why we love Ellie Goulding; because why not…we met her! Grace Under Photo Fire Last week we attended the […]

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A Role Model’s Story Can Steer a Life

The Female Lead

Do you have a role model? Can you name a famous female scientist? Engineer? Woman changing the world or your community? Can your daughter, niece, neighbor or friend do the same? When entrepreneur and data science pioneer Edwina Dunn spoke to young women asking them who they looked up to it was hard to get […]

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Today a Volunteer, Tomorrow a Leader

volunteer and leadership

It’s so very important for women to stay in the ‘game‘. Having children, running a household, bringing in income or taking a break; we are masters of multi-tasking and rarely ever do just one thing. We also get few opportunities to lead. Women are just 4.8% of the positions on the Fortune 500 and yet of […]

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Our Favorite Female Entrepreneur Duos

women entrepreneurs

It’s always important in business (and life) to know that someone has your back. That person who serves as a sounding board; who can tell you when you aren’t being yourself and you take it to heart; who you trust implicitly and who makes you laugh. To have an entrepreneur at your side who feels […]

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Have Whistle, Will Blow: A Tale of Harassment

have whistle will blow

It seems like every week there is a ‘hot-off-the-presses’ story about harassment in the workplace. And this week it was literally about the press…no sooner did CBS head Leslie Moonves step down over accusations of misconduct;  Jeff Fager, the executive producer of “60 Minutes,” was fired after threatening a reporter (a CBS reporter no less) […]

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The Retired Entrepreneur as Next Internet Sensation

the next wave of entrepreneur

Who comes to mind when we say ‘the Internet’s next great hope’ (or billionaire)? Maybe a male, age 25, an engineer? Wears tee-shirts, jeans and smelly sneakers? What if we were to throw into the mix…retiree, grey-haired, bouncing grandkids on the knee? Would it be that surprising to find a retired entrepreneur gracing the cover […]

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