SEPHORA Helps Women Entrepreneurs Face Business and Gender Challenges

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SEPHORA Helps Women Entrepreneurs Face Business and Gender Challenges

by Sangeeta Haindl

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Starting a business has enough challenges in itself, but being female and starting a business in the U.S. has its own set of challenges. Female entrepreneurs do not have the same access to funding, connections, or business instruction as do male entrepreneurs. Eighty-five percent of venture capital funded start-ups are led exclusively by men. Even in the beauty industry, where most customers are women, female founders are still underrepresented. SEPHORA, the leading beauty retailer, is taking action. It has launched the SEPHORA Accelerate program to build a community of innovative female founders in all areas of the beauty industry.

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Sangeeta Haindl writes on women and children; social innovation; social enterprise and social entrepreneurs. She has a particular interest in India. She is the founder of Serendipity PR, in London, U.K., where she works with high-profile brands and organizations in the public, non-profit, and corporate sectors, winning awards for her work from the communications industry. She is was until recently chairman of London's leading conscious well-being organisation, Alternatives, which hosts leading speakers such as Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Neale Donald Walsch and many other well-known names. She describes herself as a Spiritual Entrepreneur, Conscious Explorer; enjoying helping others, paying it forward and being a mum.