1. Inspired or Frustrated, Women Go to Work for Themselves

    Inspired or Frustrated, Women Go to Work for Themselves

    “Although I was brought up in a family where I did not have much experience with discrimination,” Ms. Sweetman-Durney said, “I had faced it after landing my contract with Topshop to design women’s dresses in 2005. I was refused a credit card with 500 euros of available credit, even though I had gone to the bank and shown them the contract.” At the same time, her boyfriend (now her husband, Brian) was a student and was accepted for a card with a credit line five times that amount.

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    1. I had faced it after landing my contract with Topshop to design women's dresses in 2005. I was refused a credit card with 500 euros of available credit, even though I had gone to the bank and shown them the contract.
    2. When I was starting out, there were few people who believed that I could be creative and also be skilled at marketing, selling and running a business.
    3. Women's advancement in workplaces has flatlined.
    4. Women have made little notable progress toward the top job in any country we studied since the inception of this research in 2011.
    5. The discrimination is so deeply ingrained that it's very hard to dislodge whatever the realities are.
    6. The advancement of women in business is stalled out or worse, in certain areas moving backward.
    7. The problem is that the tech field keeps moving on at a brisk pace, and my skills were out of date.
    8. I would say embracing change and having a passion for what I'm doing has allowed me to stay as vibrant in my career as I was 10 years ago.
    9. It has been really interesting to be involved in female entrepreneurship in Europe.
    10. Female entrepreneurs, particularly those over age 50, are igniting intergenerational entrepreneurship partnerships and collaborations among women of all ages.
    11. Intergenerational partnerships between women dispel age-related stereotypes and build strong bonds across age, race and ethnicity in our increasingly diverse workplaces.
    12. For me, and I think many women today, there's a need to have control over your destiny.
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