Women In the news: New Funding Source, 10 women entrepreneurs Google invested in

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MyHandana on Endurance Sportswire: When 40-year-old Katie Niemeyer was training for her first marathon in 2011, she didn’t realize that the effects of a rare childhood illness that nearly took her life would inspire her to create a product for runners everywhere. Her new product, Handana, makes its national debut this month in Orlando at the Disney Princess Half-Marathon and Expo, February 22-24, 2013.

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“High-growth entrepreneurship is a part of the economy where women don’t really participate,” said CEO Sharon Vosmek in an interview with VentureBeat. “Entrepreneurship is a deeply male place. Men and women exist in separate business networks and we look at this as an opportunity to build trusted business networks between men and women so it results not only in venture investment, but all subsequent business relationships that lead to big success.”

Here are 10 women entrepreneurs who have founded companies backed by Google Ventures. These are definitely female founders to watch.

These ladies kicked ass and made their names: UpStart Journal 

Before you kick yourself for making a mistake that’s already been made, read what four women entrepreneurs shared about their professional failures at the Kick Ass Female Founders event at today’s Everywhere Else conference in Memphis, Tennessee.

WIPP leader tells women owners to take charge: Yahoo!

The founder of Women Impacting Public Policy, a group that lobbies lawmakers on behalf of women-owned small businesses, isn’t shy about telling women they need to take charge if they want their businesses to succeed — especially when it comes to government policy. “You, the woman business owner, need to get involved,” Kasoff says.

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