Project Eve Launches Website Encouraging Women To Communicate, Collaborate Minus Sharp Elbows

Project eve launches website encouraging women to communicate, collaborate minus sharp elbows
April 16, 2012 - PRLog -- San Francisco, CA, April 16, 2012  – Founded by 2 investment banking industry veterans, Project Eve’s new website encourages female entrepreneurs to communicate, collaborate and share actionable solutions minus the sharp elbows. “The male-dominated start-up community can be intimidating; it seems to thrive on competition and bravado” says Kim Oksenberg, Co-Founder and  COO, “Meridith and I wanted to create a safe, positive, constructive forum for women to discuss and fully develop their ideas before having to defend them.”

Project Eve is dedicated to furthering women's understanding about business and overcoming hindrances to action. In addition to relieving some of the fear and uncertainty tied to starting a business, the free website provides its members access to hard to find business resources, the ability to develop relationships with people previously thought out of reach and a receptive platform to demonstrate their expertise, market, and grow their business.

As of 2012, it is estimated that there are more than 8.3 million women-owned businesses in the United States, generating nearly $1.3 trillion in revenue and employing nearly 7.7 million people, according to the second annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by American Express OPEN. Despite the growth in the number (up 54%), employement (up 9%) and revenues (up 58%) of women-owned firms over the past 15 years women-lead startups only make up 35% of entrepreneurial activity in the U.S. Project Eve aims to help close the remaining gap.

Meridith Dennes, Co-Founder  and CEO describes how she envisions the website working, “If we could create a trusted community of like-minded women who want to see each other succeed, we could help more women-owned businesses grow and thrive…a woman starting a new children's clothing line in St. Louis could hire an ex-ad exec in LA to help develop a branding strategy…. an aspiring caterer could inquire about the benefits of renting a commercial kitchen…a start-up could hire a part-time web designer? a blogger? a grant-writer? an accountant?....the possibilities are endless.”
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