London Business School and LocalGlobe launch new VC course aimed at women, Black and Asian candidates

With the UK’s Black Tech Fest on this week it’s timely that a new executive education course aimed at those wanting to enter the venture capital industry has been launched to serve previously under-represented groups, especially women, Black, Asian and other minorities.

London Business School and LocalGlobe, one of Europe’s leading seed investors, worked together to created two new programs to provide formal business education for roles across the VC world. The Newton Venture Program courses will cover the full spectrum of investment roles in the venture ecosystem, from VC investors to Limited Partners, angel investors, accelerators, and tech transfer officers. The aim of the programs is to upskill the venture capital sector while broadening the routes through which people can join the industry. 

The courses will aim for a gender split of 50/50, with at least 50% coming from Black, Asian or other minorities. backgrounds, and will be available

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Meet the Most Inspiring Women in Entrepreneurship–and Get Their Best Business Advice

One of the most telling definitions of entrepreneurship, courtesy of Howard Stevenson, a professor emeritus at Harvard Business School, is also one of the simplest: the pursuit of opportunity beyond the resources controlled.

And let’s face it: In 2020, no one has been controlling anything. Whether it’s a pandemic, government-mandated business shutdowns, or unheard-of forest fires, the uncontrollable has erupted at a global level and filtered down to the trivial details of daily life.

But, as Stevenson tells us, if anyone has experience with the uncontrollable, it’s entrepreneurs. In spite of the challenges, entrepreneurs continue to do what they do best: improvise, adapt, and make something from nothing.

The women on Inc.‘s annual Female Founders 100 list show how to do just that. As our staff reports on startups and small businesses throughout the year, these are the women whose names keep reappearing. They are the most inspiring, the

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Command Alkon’s Emily Branum Recognized As One of Birmingham Business Journal’s Women to Watch

Winners Comprised of Birmingham Women Who Have Distinguished Themselves in Their Companies, Their Industries, and The Community

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Emily Branum, Chief Strategy and Legal Officer at Command Alkon, has been named a one of the Birmingham Business Journal's Women to Watch for 2020.
Emily Branum, Chief Strategy and Legal Officer at Command Alkon, has been named a one of the Birmingham Business Journal’s Women to Watch for 2020.
Emily Branum, Chief Strategy and Legal Officer at Command Alkon, has been named a one of the Birmingham Business Journal’s Women to Watch for 2020.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Command Alkon, provider of the leading supplier collaboration platform for construction’s heavy work, announces that Emily Branum, Chief Strategy and Legal Officer at Command Alkon, was chosen as one of Birmingham Business Journal’s Women to Watch for 2020. This honorary list is comprised of record-breaking women who serve as key leaders in their companies or organizations. Additionally, this recognition highlights women who show potential to shape the future of Birmingham’s business world, and

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Retaining and fostering women in the games industry

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When addressing the topic of the lack of women in the games industry, companies tend to focus on what can be done to bring more women on board.

Reaching out to schools to show that games is a career girls can pursue, making space for young women to take part in work experience schemes or internships, giving more women a voice in games; these are all great strategies that every studio should apply to work towards parity.

But the topic of retention is one that’s less often discussed. Working in a male-dominated environment can take its toll, and women may naturally be seeking opportunities elsewhere if they don’t feel comfortable with the environment they’re in. The fight for parity doesn’t stop at getting more women on board — the industry also needs to actively work towards retaining their talent.

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After Planning Retirement Around Travel, 3 Women on Being Grounded

For many Americans, retirement is the reward after decades of work—it’s a time for unwinding, personal projects, and, if you can, seeing the world. Often it’s the relatively few vacation days we get that make retirement the first opportunity for certain trips: a month spent in Greece, for example, or that multi-stop heritage trip. And for women, who still do the bulk of housework and childcare (often spending double the time men do on chores daily) finding the time to both travel and spend money on yourself is even rarer.

But what happens when, after years of planning, you finally retire and book those dream trips—only to have a pandemic hit, rendering travel impossible? We spoke to three women who have gone through just that. They tell us about staying home, where in the world they’d rather be right now, and how they’re finding hope in a retirement that looks

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Why Women In Business Need A Voice Now More Than Ever

As a creator of Control Suite to propel the affiliate space, Stephanie Harris is a 16-year industry veteran and PartnerCentric’s owner/CEO.

The 2019 Women in the Workplace report by the Lean In organization and McKinsey & Company includes good and bad news. The good news is that over the last five years, the number of women in senior leadership positions in corporate America has grown. The bad news is that women are still underrepresented at every level.

Many of us have solved the glass ceiling problem by starting our own businesses. We’ve used the knowledge and experience gained in corporate America to build our own enterprises. But all too often, we encounter some of the same problems we did when working in a larger hierarchy. 

Many of the barriers for working women have to do with cultural biases that have been ingrained in us throughout our lives. Female leaders

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Three Anchin Professionals Named to Crain’s New York Business 2020 List of Notable Women in Accounting and Consulting | News

NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP (“Anchin”), a leading accounting and advisory firm based in New York City, is proud to recognize Lami Ajibesin, Mela Garber and Terry Pissi for being awarded inclusion on Crain’s Notable Women in Accounting and Consulting list for 2020. “These three leaders demonstrate the highest- quality client service while also providing tremendous support internally to develop an inclusive company culture and mentor the next generation at Anchin,” said Managing Partner Russell Shinsky. Each of the three women have now been included on this Crain’s list twice — Lami and Terry in 2019, and Mela in 2018.

Olamide Ajibesin, CPA, MBA, is the Managing Director and Practice Leader of Anchin’s Transaction Advisory Services. Known for her passion for deals, Lami has executed more than 150 deals and advised on more than $10 billion worth of private

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Three Anchin Professionals Named to Crain’s New York Business 2020 List of Notable Women in Accounting and Consulting

Olamide Ajibesin, CPA, MBA, is the Managing Director and Practice Leader of Anchin’s Transaction Advisory Services. Known for her passion for deals, Lami has executed more than 150 deals and advised on more than $10 billion worth of private equity, strategic investments and secondary transactions. Lami is also passionate about health & wellness and is a member of the Board of Trustees at The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC). She is a board member of Equity Alliance, which promotes diversity in financial services, and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Association for Corporate Growth and the Secured Finance Network. She is a frequent speaker and has been featured as an expert on topics such as IPOs, M&A, financial due diligence and private equity investments on Yahoo Finance, Cheddar TV and other major US media outlets.

As the Tax Leader of Anchin Private Client, and the Leader

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