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I Am A SheEO
SheEO’s founder talks mentorship and accelerating the next generation of women-led ventures on their own terms
In the week leading up to International Women’s Day, SheEO took a big step into the spotlight and launched a crowdfunding campaign in support of my new book Think Like A SheEO: Succeeding in the Age of Creators, Makers and Entrepreneurs.
There is so much about this campaign that I’m excited about. Firstly, we’re uniting SheEOs around the world in ways that are meaningful to them: in the past 2 weeks, we’ve connected with SheEOs at events, held a live Twitter social mentoring session, and run a book sneak preview via Google Hangouts on Air.
We’re tweeting, blogging and connecting women across cities and timezones, encouraging entrepreneurs with a simple declaration: #IamASheEO.
Crowdfunding presents a unique opportunity: Indiegogo reports that about 47% of campaigns that reach their funding goals on Indiegogo are run by women. There are some interesting news and new stats coming out of last week’s South by SouthWest Conference. Did you know female-run, early stage, post accelerator enterprises are 15% more likely to be profitable than male-run businesses? Even though they are 40% less likely to be funded?
A quick look out the window at this world we’ve created and it’s clear that we need to redefine, redesign, and recreate almost every aspect of society. That’s why we’re committed to doing things differently, and why this crowdfunding campaign is about more than supporting the book. What we’re really after is a united effort to to support women entrepreneurs who are looking to build a better world. To quote from
Think Like a SheEO, “The world needs us–our fresh thinking, our disruptive ideas—our not just out-of-the-box, but smash-the-box thinking.”