Gender Equity

Women Beating the Odds in Business

March 11, 2021  • Aspen Ideas to Go

In the United States, the odds are stacked against women and people of color who want to start a business. As a Black entrepreneur, Danielle Kristine Toussaint understood this first-hand. Before opening her creative agency She Thinks Purple, she dealt with barriers only a community of women could help her overcome. In her book, Dare to Think Purple: A Survival Guide for Women in Social Entrepreneurship, she tells still-in-progress success stories of women leading companies and organizations. As a kickoff to Women’s History Month, Toussaint speaks with Anne Mosle, a vice president at the Aspen Institute, about setting up for success by doing things like surrounding yourself with people who inspire you and committing to a practice of building confidence.

This conversation was held by the Aspen Institute Forum on Women and Girls. Danielle Kristine Toussaint is the inaugural Morgridge Communicator in Residence for Ascend at the Aspen Institute.

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