29 Mar Week 3: Why getting angry can be good for business
Ok. It’s week three of this video thang. (If you’re here for the first time, you may wanna go back and watch week one and two. Your call.)
We’re all familiar with the B-word. That’s right. I’m talking about “burnout.”
And if you’re a woman entrepreneur (or a mom/overworked corporate slave/admitted perfectionist) chances are you’re all too familiar.
Burnout is that annoying little alarm that sounds when you’re pushing yourself too hard. It’s nature’s way of telling you to slow down… or else.
There are lots of yucky symptoms (ie. depression, anxiety, apathy, weight gain, etc.)
But the worst part about burnout, IMHO? It turns an otherwise happy, grateful human being into a snaggletoothed sea creature that thrives on negativity.
This week, I’ll share on my own experience with burnout. And talk about the warning signs that led me to finally taking a few days off. Hallelujah!
I’ll also share why reading about Jian Gomeshi going free (ugh), Kesha losing her case against her rapist (double ugh) and Donald Trump’s overt sexism (triple ugh with a WTF? on top) made me ANGRY.
I got so angry… that I immediately bounced back from my burnout and remembered why we’re building Vendeve in the first place.
Lastly, I’ll share some of the mind-blowing stats about the massive impact of women entrepreneurs.
In short? The whole planet will be 20% richer by 2030 if you ladies keep hustling! (Scroll down to see even more stats. Because the numbers don’t lie.)
P.S. Don’t forget to comment below telling me what topic you’re interested in hearing about next week:
Option A: raising money from investors
Option B: new features that are coming at Vendeve
The Impact of Women Entrepreneurs
Narrowing the gender gap in entrepreneurship will increase global income per person by as much as 20% by 2030. (Economist)
In emerging markets, women reinvest 90% of their earnings in their families and communities—which means that investing in women is an investment in our collective future. (Economist)
Entrepreneurship fuels economic growth, with new and young businesses accounting for nearly all net new job creation. From India to Turkey, women entrepreneurs are poised to transform their local economies and, in doing so, change the world. (Entrepreneur)
Women entrepreneurs are 1.17 times more likely than men to create social ventures rather than only economic ventures (Forbes)
Women control 51% of private wealth and can use this collective power to drive social change. (Forbes)
Women entrepreneurs are more philanthropic than men. At every income level, they give to charity more often than men do — and they tend to donate more money on average than their male counterparts. (Forbes)
Women entrepreneurs are 1.23 times more likely to pursue environmental ventures than economic-focused ventures. (Forbes)
Seventy percent of the women were committed to increasing the level of their sustainable activities.(Forbes)
Women leaders tend to have significantly happier, more highly engaged teams (25%-35% higher). (Gallop)
Investor impact (tech focused)
Women-run private tech companies are more capital-efficient and also earn a 35 percent higher return on investment. When they receive venture funding, they bring in a 12 percent higher revenue than tech companies owned by males (Forbes)
Venture capital firms that invest in tech businesses run by women outperform male-led businesses (SBA)