A famous Aftican proverb says ?If you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, you must go together.? For many entrepreneurs, the secret to success is finding the right support along the way. A robust support network is essential for entrepreneurial success,
And, yet, one of the greatest challenges for female founders is getting the support they need to succeed. Research shows that 48% of female founders say that a lack of available advisors and mentors limits their professional growth.
And while finding the right support network isn’t always easy, that is about to change.
On paper, things have never looked better for female entrepreneurs. Today there are more than 11 million U.S. businesses owned by women. According to the National Association of Women Business Owners, these women-led companies employ nearly 9 million people and generate $1.7 trillion in sales.
Unfortunately,these numbers only tell part of the story. Women-owned businesses are still in the minority, and the hurdles faced by women who have embraced entrepreneurship are vast and often very different from those experienced by their male counterparts. Despite their ambition, female entrepreneurs continue to face challenges in developing support networks, overcoming gender inequality, and securing equal access to funding remain the daily experiences of many female entrepreneurs.
Fortunately, with the support of successful female entrepreneurs who have risen above these odds, the journey can get easier, and women can rise to their potential and seize opportunities that otherwise would be impossible. And that is exactly what The Women’s Entrepreneur Network aims to achieve.
The Women’s Entrepreneur Network was founded by Kim Cayce, is a leading female entrepreneur, who understands what it takes to start and scale businesses, all whilst maintaining balance amongst life’s responsibilities. As a leading expert in women’s entrepreneurship, Kim has near unmatched knowledge and experience from her twenty years spent in the business world. She understands the hardships of women entrepreneurs in launching startups or positioning businesses to respond to economic challenges and seasons.
With passion, determination, and a desire to see women grow and support each other, she founded The Women Entrepreneurs Network. The organization is committed to providing a safe space for female entrepreneurs to build their businesses with the help of a like-minded network of women entrepreneurs. As the fastest growing business networking group for female founders globally, the Women Entrepreneurs Network is lighting the way for female founders by designing and delivering unique programs specifically for female founders.
While Kim has made such enviable progress in entrepreneurship, she did not start here. Before founding The Women Entrepreneurs Network, Kim was the Chief Operating Officer of a multi-million dollar women’s professional development organization. This provided invaluable insights and experience associated with women and business development. As an executive, Kim has worked across verticals and industries, leading early-stage startups and billion-dollar brands in more than 40 countries globally.
As a serial entrepreneur, Kim has raised millions of dollars in VC funding and has pitched her companies to investors from all corners of the world, including the Sharks from ABC Television’s hit show, “Shark Tank.” As an experienced angel investor, Kim has funded over 35 companies with multiple exits, all of which have given her exposure to various phases of business operations and expertise in handling business growth. Last but not least, as an educator, Kim has conducted research on entrepreneurship and lectured on the subject at a number of leading business schools across the United States and around the world.
The Women Entrepreneurs Network focuses on female entrepreneurs at every stage in the startup journey. There are programs for entrepreneurial women who are new to the business world and want to explore their ideas as well as training for established entrepreneurs who want to scale their business. In 2020, the organization launched a high-level mastermind group for advanced entrepreneurs who want to increase their authority and influence. The good thing about the curriculum is that it offers programs for each group and allows opportunities where members can interact, support, and mentor each other.
If you are a woman entrepreneur, whether exploring, starting, established, or even advanced, The Women Entrepreneurs Network is a place to belong. You’ll receive the right support, exposure, knowledge, and skills to help you rise above the challenges facing women in business. You’ll also get mentorship from your peers and maximize your potential. To reach Kim and her team, click here.