2017 Annual Start-up Report: Female Founders Are Good for Business! by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

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7 months ago
2017 Annual Start-up Report: Female Founders Are Good for Business!

The 2017 Annual Start-up Report from TINYpulse concluded that the fastest-growing start-ups are 75 percent more likely to have a female founder. In addition, female-founded companies showed stronger performance overall. The study examined start-up culture, including retention. The research noted that retention was driven by factors such as management transparency and employee happiness.

For Forbes’ Victor Lipman, the take-away from the TINYpulse study, as well as other similar studies, is that “the power of diverse perspectives and a broad range of thinking – whether gender, ethnicity, culture, experience, age, etc . – is of substantive value for something as complex and multifaceted as a business enterprise.” He asserts that this is “all worth keeping in mind at a time when issues such as immigration and cultural diversity are receiving far more emotional national attention than at any other period in recent memory.”

All of us at 30Seconds.com are privileged to have Elisa All Schmitz as our founder and fearless leader. Her own commitment to diversity has enriched 30Seconds. Moreover, her commitment to her employees’ happiness has not only made a difference in retention, but has also positively impacted our own commitment to the company. My colleagues and I would like to thank Elisa and all the female entrepreneurs for all you do to enrich your companies, local communities and the global community. 

For more information via Forbes click here!

Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Oh my goodness, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead , this is so amazing. Not only the information about female founders, but your kind words about me and 30Seconds. It is truly my privilege and honor to have you on my team. I am so grateful for your dedication and belief in our mission. It truly takes a team to make it all happen, and your role is so very important. I just couldn't do it without you, Donna John , Kaspars Sprogis , Christine Jones , Nicole DeAvilla and all of our incredible contributors. We have built an incredible community, and our tribe is simply the best. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Let's keep building, learning and growing, together! #goteam!! xoxo
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
You are so welcome. I adore our team and our tribe, and appreciate all you've taught me about leadership. And while I love this news and was thrilled to share it with the 30Seconds community, I wasn't at all surprised by the conclusions of the study!! :)
Stephanie Cannoe
The positive energy and support is felt, thank you. This community is a force, ...inspiring and empowering! A privilege to be part of for sure. Love this!
Christine Jones
You have built an amazing community that truly does make life better for everyone! Thank you Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds !
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
That it does- 30 seconds at a time, of course. :)
Katie Sloan
It's an honor to be a small part of 30 Seconds! The encouragement and support is second to none.
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Thank you so much, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead Christine Jones Katie Sloan and Stephanie Cannoe ! I adore you all and couldn't imagine being on this journey without you! xoxo
Meredith Schneider
Intresting report... love it! Such an incredible community Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds built! Truly honored to be a part of this amazing tribe that inspires, motivates, encourages and teaches all of us #30Seconds at a time. xoxo 💋❤

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