In Her Company: The Woman-led Entrepreneurial Groundswell

A few weeks ago, we were approached by Take Part Media to participate in a video series on women entrepreneurs, produced in tandem with Eileen Fisher. It was an out-of-the-blue kind of thing (and to this day we don’t know how they found us), but what an honor it is to not only be included, but to have made the teaser trailer!

Alex is the one with the pink hair. Of course.

Currently there is a real groundswell of women in business who are not only smart, driven and talented, but are supporting and helping each other. Growing up, I was most used to the archetype of the successful woman as a cold and jealous type who sees other women as competition and delights in cutting them down. Sigourney Weaver in Working Girl, Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada. You know the deal. But now there is a new, mature model at play, one that draws strength from encouraging and supporting other ladies, and is changing the face of business as it goes along.

Eileen Fisher would be one. And it seems like they are popping out of the woodwork lately. There are the awesome ladies of the Women In Toys group, several of whom Alex encountered at the World Congress of Play. And as I write this, Alex is in Washington attending the White House Briefing with Women Business Leaders, after having been invited by Business Forward and the National Women’s Business Council.

What does a world look like where women support and contribute to each others’ endeavors? I think we are starting to find out.