Episode 5: female entrepreneurship

July 6, 2012

I put together this latest show because a) I've been immersed in the world of entrepreneurship for a while now, thanks to CUNY's entrepreneurial journalism program, and it's made me curious and b) I am a cynic, so when I read a bunch of articles and tweets hyping female entrepreneurship, I'm wary. The last story I reported on female entrepreneurs was back in the winter and it didn't leave me with the feeling that everyone and her mother was suddenly starting their own company. But to read these pieces you'd think tons of women were quitting their jobs and going it alone. Some have, certainly (or become entrepreneurs out of necessity, having been laid off) but there's much about this topic that gets left out of all the 'you go girl' comments. And there are many skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur, skills a lot of women haven't cultivated, including that of asking for money.

Visit She Means Business to find out more about the documentary, which aims to shine a light on the successes and struggles of women entrepreneurs and provide a few role models, and Manoush Zomorodi's site for more on her and her book on (much needed) on-camera skills.