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Launching While Female by Susanne Althoff

Launching While Female

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Launching While Female by Susanne Althoff
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Oct 27, 2020 | ISBN 9780807042977

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Praise

“Debuts with a wise collection of advice and encouragement for aspiring female entrepreneurs . . . Althoff’s incisive, practical guide should be required reading for any entrepreneurial woman.”
Publishers Weekly

“It is critically important that we continue to unpack and understand the nuance of how the white patriarchy continues to diminish, stunt, and end the careers of the 70 percent of us who are not them. Launching While Female provides an incisive, well-researched, and clear view into the small and large obstacles for women in the entrepreneurial and venture-capital realms. A must-read for those seeking to understand how sexism continues to happen in business and how we might go about trying to change it.”
—Naomi McDougall Jones, author of The Wrong Kind of Women

“Susanne Althoff’s Launching While Female is opening the door wider to expose what women founders have known for years: there’s a different set of rules for launching a business if you’re a woman.”
—Nikki Porcher, Black woman activist and founder of Buy from a Black Woman

Launching While Female offers new and essential insights on the challenges facing women entrepreneurs in today’s male-dominated start-up world and illustrates why helping diverse founders succeed matters to society. This is an important book that highlights start-up stories along with key strategies for investors, educators, and civic leaders to help nurture and support the next generation of business leaders and big ideas.”
—Heather Cabot, coauthor of Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech

“If the lack of measurable progress for women-led businesses teaches us anything, it’s that it is not enough to simply elevate women. In Launching While Female, Althoff reminds us of the importance of demolishing the vast collection of myths that hold women back, from the absurdity of meritocracies to self-made delusions. Countering a sea of pointless, aggressively positive platitudes, Althoff gives founders a much-needed, data-driven reality check and stellar examples to emulate.”
—Nathalie Molina Niño, investor and author of Leapfrog: The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs

“Susanne Althoff has written a comprehensive and insightful book on women entrepreneurs and the realities they (still) face in launching ventures. Importantly, it distinguishes the increased challenges faced by women of color and nonbinary entrepreneurs in today’s entrepreneurship ecosystem. As an educator, I think this book constitutes required reading!”
—Lakshmi Balachandra, gender and entrepreneurship researcher, associate professor of entrepreneurship, Babson College

Table Of Contents

Author’s Note
Introduction

CHAPTER 1
Entrepreneurship’s Meritocracy Myth: How we all lose out

CHAPTER 2
Centuries of Second-Class Status: Early women entrepreneurs

CHAPTER 3
The Boys’ Club: Today’s complicated hunt for funding

CHAPTER 4
You Can’t Be What You Can’t See: The power of role models

CHAPTER 5
Sleazy Texts, Late-Night Meetings: A #MeToo reckoning

CHAPTER 6
The Big Effect of Little Insults: The microaggression problem

CHAPTER 7
Owning the Room: How confidence is found (and faked)

CHAPTER 8
A Shoulder to Lean On: The search for mentors and support

CHAPTER 9
Entrepreneurship’s Potential: Making it work for everyone

Acknowledgments
Notes

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