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Yes, You Can Do This! How Women Start Up, Scale Up, and Build The Life They Want

Reuter, Claudia

Techstars (Band Nr. 1)

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1. Auflage April 2020
224 Seiten, Hardcover
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ISBN: 978-1-119-62560-5
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How women can ?lean in? to entrepreneurship to create the life they want!

Claudia Reuter left a promising corporate career to raise her two young children but realized, when re-entering the workforce, that the gap in her resume looked like a gap in ambition?not a purposeful plan. Instead of leaning into a corporate career and fighting the structures and systems designed by and for men decades ago, or leaning out and giving up income, Claudia took a different path.That decision ultimately led to success in the corporate world and at home.

In Yes, You Can Do This! Claudia shares her own reasons for starting a business, and makes a call to action for women to consider entrepreneurship so that they can create businesses with the rules they want and change the playing field for others, making a significant impact in the world. More than a "How-to book" on building a business, Claudia provides clear examples and practical resources to help others create the life they want through entrepreneurship. In Yes, You Can Do This! you'll learn:
? How to develop and share your vision
? How to deal with stereotypes and unconscious bias
? How to leverage perceived weaknesses and turn them into strengths
? How to balance life at high speeds and avoid burnout
? How to cultivate the confidence to move from idea to creating a company with the culture and rules you want

In Yes, You Can Do This! women are provided with an electrifying third career option: it?s not just "lean in" or "lean out," but startup and change the playing field for others in the process.

Praise for Yes, You Can Do This!

?Combining compelling storytelling with practical, tactical advice, Reuter has created a manifesto for the next generation of female founders. Rooted in the research around gender and work, this is a must read for women looking to launch the next new thing."
- Jennifer McFadden, Associate Director of Entrepreneurial Programs, Yale School of Management

?A must-read for any woman considering taking the leap into entrepreneurship, You Can Do This brings together today's best thinking about women in the workplace with practical advice for creating your dream career and life - by starting a company. Whether you are just curious or ready to take the leap, this book is a great read and a valuable resource.?
-Anna Barber, Managing Director, Techstars

?Claudia helps not just the female entrepreneur, but all entrepreneurs, find their footing in what can be an overwhelming whirlwind of starting a business. This book is not only inspiring and uplifting, but positively necessary for any woman looking to find success in the startup space!
-Shira Atkins, Co-founder & CMO Wonder Media Network

Introduction: Create the Life You Want by Starting-Up

A Little Background on "Lean-In"

So why not lean-in by starting-up and move past the binary set-up?

The Privilege of Flexibility at Work

So Let's Explore Another Option: Entrepreneurship

Win or Lose, How Do I Know You Can Do This?

Why This Book Is For YOU:

How To Read This Book

Section 1: Get Ready to StartUp

Chapter 1: So You Want More

Get off the fence, Start a Business and Create the Life You Want.

The Monthly Mentor Gathering

Real-world Experiences and Opportunities

Entrepreneurship as the Path Forward

What's Holding you Back?

My Journey to Becoming a Startup Entrepreneur

What Starting Up as a Stay-at-home Mom Looked Like

A Manifesto for Women to Become Entrepreneurs, and A Playbook to Help.

Chapter 2: Reasons to Lead

All the Cool Things you Can Do When You're in Charge.

A little more about Sophie. . .

Why a Business Can Give you the Life You Want

You Can Change the Rules

The History on this is Still Recent

Legislation Can't be the Only Path Forward

Chapter 3: Stop Believing your own Unconscious Bias

Develop the Mindset & Self-Confidence to Be the One in Charge with Gratitude.

Hannah at Work.

Making the Ask

A few things about this conversation

How we think and act is conditioned long

How to Consider Unconscious Bias and Self-Advocacy as you Start Up

I didn't always have this figured out

Why Affirmations Matter (Yes You Can is a Good Example!)

Chapter 4: Your Perceived "Weaknesses" are your Hidden "Strengths"

How to Leverage Your Weaknesses to Startup.

When It All Goes Wrong

Let's Roleplay!

You Really Are Perceived and Treated Differently

Goal Setting as a Framework for Success versus Perfectionism

Section II: Building for Scale and Avoiding the Traps: Debunking the myth that women don't think big enough

Chapter 5: You Might Have the Next Big Thing

Your Experiences Are Different Experience Than Others'

Innovation is a broader term than you might think.

Seeing What's Possible

Identifying Types of Innovations

Why Diversity of Viewpoints in Innovation Leads to more innovation

The Creator of Liquid Paper (White-out)

An Incremental Innovative Sales Strategy that Created a different way to sell: Tupperware

An Incremental Product Innovation that created a billionaire: SPANX

A Disruptive Business Model Innovation: Rent the Runway

Turning Reviews of Contractors into a Viable Business Model

A Makeup Artist Takes on An Entire Industry

My own Experience

Chapter 6 Build your Confidence by Writing Down your Future

How to Develop and Use a Business Plan as your Personal Playbook (and to combat imposter syndrome)

Getting Back to Sophie. . .

Standing Up for Your Business and Fighting Imposter Syndrome

Making Your Vision Concrete

Developing a Business Plan

How My Business Plan Helped Me.

Chapter 7: Tell a Bigger Story

Don't Apologize for Thinking Bold

Is Your Story Big Enough for Investors?

Putting the Press Release Strategy to Work

A Brief Example

Own Your Ideas with Confidence

Chapter 8: It Really is Ok to Make Mistakes

How to Plan for Them so You Can Quickly Recover.

The Others Arrive:

How to Get Started on the Financial Plan

Chapter 9: You Don't have to Wait for Revenue to ask for Funding

Create a Compelling Pitch Deck That Gets Others on Board.

Six months later. . .

When Bootstrapping. . .

Seeking Investors

Section III: Lead and Operationalize

Chapter 10: Empathy is one of your Biggest Assets

Use it to understand your Customers and Make your Teams Stronger

As Starboard Grew.

Creating an Environment Where People Want to Work Starts with Knowing People

Understanding Your Employees' Working Styles

Little Things Lead to Bigger Success

Working Together to Improve Outcomes and Customer Satisfaction

Chapter 11: Instill a Growth Mindset in your Teams

Constant Change and Transitions Are Never Easy

When you move beyond the startup, and people start to silo into positions.

Building for Organizational Success through Your Company's Mission

Chapter 12: The Same Skills that Make you a Great Mom Make you a Great Manager

Bust out your Multi-tasking Skills as your Team Grows.

Sophie's Day

Managing the Small Corporation of Your Family

Being a Mom is Being a Manager.

Dismissing the Guilt of Being a Stay-at-Home Mom

How your 2 Year Old Honed Your Management Skills Like No Other

Chapter 13: You Are More Than Your Product or Company

Protecting Egos when Things Change

Letting go to move forward.

Diffusing Fear and Creating Psychological Safety

Chapter 14: Balance life at High Speeds

Make Time for Yourself

Running on Fumes.

My story (and cautionary tale)

What Balance Really Means.

Conclusion: You Really Can Start-up & Scale a Business

You Might Just Change the Rules in The Process.

Sophie and Jake

Hannah and Stan

Maria and Jill

How will you start up?

Overcoming the Scarcity Mindset: There's Enough for All of Us

Valuing Women as Entrepreneurs

Find, and Later Become, a Mentor

References

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Index