Michelle Kennedy took her expertise as a leader in the swipe-right dating world and created Peanut, a networking app for moms.

Kennedy knew how to build a social network, and was suddenly painfully aware of how badly moms needed one of their own. “I’d had the idea, but I did what everyone else does: go back to work and park the idea,” Kennedy says.Read this article: This Former Dating App CEO Wants to Make Motherhood Less […]

Assuming her late spouse’s role at the helm of their startup, one first-time CEO is surprised to find how parenthood had prepared her for leadership.

“But the juggling act that comes with managing a growing enterprise was oddly familiar. Much as he’d often come home from work overwhelmed, I felt entirely in my element resolving conflicts, prioritizing tasks, managing crises, and juggling a range of priorities. Eventually, I began to understand why: Parenthood had inadvertently trained me to run a […]

Stacy Lewis helped land KPMG for the LPGA, and the forward-thinking sponsor cast the net wider for women throughout the world.

“Lewis and her husband, Gerrod Chadwell, may have felt a bit of trepidation this spring at The Masters when they informed her sponsor they were expecting their first child. Lewis wondered what that meant for her professional agreement since she will step away from the LPGA Tour in July.”Read this article: KPMG Women’s PGA Championship […]

Build-A-Bear CEO Sharon Price John apologized for having to shut down a popular promotion, saying the company did not anticipate the overwhelming crowds.

“It’s heartbreaking,” John said. “I’m a mom of three, I know that the most disappointing moment is when a kid is super-excited and something doesn’t happen.”Read this article: Build-A-Bear CEO apologizes for chaotic ‘pay your age day’ promotion

HEYMAMA is flipping the script for working women with kiddos through its insightful online content and members-only perks, including meetups, exposure to established leaders, business resources, and, of course, general community.

“After 10 years in publishing, I decided to leave my career with no plan in place, just the knowledge that I’m now a role model for my tiny humans, so I need to feel like what I do every day is doing some good. It can be paralyzing when you’re doing the same thing for […]

Before she launched Create & Cultivate, Jaclyn Johnson founded No Subject, a marketing and events firm. But she never intended to be the boss.

After moving to Los Angeles from New York for a job opportunity with her then-employer, IAC, Johnson was laid off just four months after she made it to the West Coast. “I basically fell apart for a month, then emailed everyone I knew and said I was looking for freelance work.”Read this article: How Losing […]

Bethenny Frankel is a TV star who’s appeared on “The Apprentice,” “Shark Tank,” and, most famously, “The Real Housewives of New York City.” Along the way she’s built the Skinnygirl brand empire, including a cocktail company she sold for a reported $100 million in 2011.

“I’m not as much of a thinker about it as I am a doer about it. I’ll have the idea, and then I’ll go and do it. I don’t spend a lot of time sitting around just in the plan. I build the plane while I’m flying it.”Read this article: Skinnygirl CEO Bethenny Frankel explains […]

The Muse, a job-search and career-advice platform, started out as a side project for CEO Kathryn Minshew and her cofounder. Minshew said she waited to quit her day job until she saw that her idea could be a viable business.

“…the entrepreneurial world sometimes undervalues how powerful it can be to start small and test your idea on the side, on nights and weekends, while you understand the viability.”Read this article: The 32-year-old CEO of The Muse who quit a job at McKinsey to start her own company shows there are 2 ways to launch […]