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Women lose out on $900,000 in earnings in their lifetime due to pay gap

"Some young women are turning to upskilling, training in emerging fields such as data science in order to boost their earnings potential, said Jennifer Schwab, the CEO of ENTITY Academy, which specializes in bootcamps for women who want to switch to fields such as cybersecurity or software development.

 

'They see in their professions, especially after a liberal arts degree, that there is a ceiling on their pay,' Schwab told CBS MoneyWatch."

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Senior leadership opportunities for women 'is still not good enough': Exec

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Creating Pipelines For Women In STEM (Radio)

Jennifer Schwab, CEO at ENTITY Academy, discusses labor and the future of education and work for women in STEM. Hosted by Paul Sweeney and Matt Miller.

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Entity Academy, an edtech startup that trains, mentors and places women in tech roles, secures $100M

"Women have made great inroads into the tech world in recent years, but there remains a long way to go before we reach a truly equitable state of affairs in workforce numbers, remuneration and product development. An edtech startup called Entity Academy — which provides women with training in areas like data science and software development, mentoring and ultimately job coaching — has raised $100 million on the heels of strong growth of its business and an ambition to improve that ratio."

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Women in STEM Careers: Academy hopes to lure more women into a career in STEM

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2022 Best Tech Startups in Nevada

“ENTITY is an Edtech company that is closing the gender wage gap by training, mentoring, and placing women in 21st century careers.

ENTITY has a unique blueprint for upskilling women that can be leveraged across industries. Our future orientation focuses us on areas of the job market where women are traditionally underrepresented, such as: data science, digital marketing, software development, and sales.”

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ENTITY Academy Acquires AI-Enabled Speech Analytics Software Company SpeakPulse

"ENTITY Academy, a leading female-focused EdTech platform providing unique wraparound educational experiences to prepare women for the 21st-century workforce, has announced the acquisition of SpeakPulse, an interview preparation technology software that will help students prepare for job interviews. The tool will be exclusively available via Entity Academy starting today."

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Venture Capital for Women Rises: 3 Founders to Watch

ENTITY Academy

Raised $100 million in Oct. 2021

 

Las Vegas-based ENTITY Academy is aimed at career development for women and raised its first round of Series C funding in 2021.

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Partnerships & Alliances (May 2022)

"ENTITY Academy, a female-focused EdTech platform providing wraparound educational experiences to prepare women for the 21st century workforce, acquired SpeakPulse, an interview preparation technology software. Available now via Entity Academy, SpeakPulse, is an AI-enabled speech analytics software that helps learners and job seekers improve their fluency, communication skills, interview performance, and overall confidence."

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Milwaukee-based tech platform SpeakPulse acquired by ENTITY Academy

"Milwaukee-based SpeakPulse, an app that offers AI-enabled interview preparation technology so job seekers can hone their interview skills, has been acquired by Las Vegas-based ENTITY Academy.

ENTITY Academy is an organization that offers in-person and virtual training to women looking to gain skills for careers in the future workforce. Programs in digital marketing, tech sales, fintech, data science, software development and more are available."

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Loans Tied To Student Employment Attract Investor Interest

"Meanwhile, on 7 October, Entity Academy, a Henderson, Nevada-based school exclusively for training and reskilling women in areas such as data science and software development, reportedly raised $100 million in financing from student lender Leif to be used to help students finance their Entity Academy tuition. 

"As a result of the increased access, Entity Academy's student body is more diverse than it was before the school offered such loans," Jennifer Schwab Wangers, founder and CEO of Entity, told Mergermarket in September."

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Entity Academy plans Series A for women’s reskilling, CEO says

Entity Academy, a Henderson, Nevada-based school exclusively for training and reskilling women, plans to raise at least USD 10m in a Series A equity round beginning this month, said CEO Jennifer Schwab Wangers.

 

The company is likely to target ESG investors for the round, she said. This year, the company is projecting at least USD 6m in revenue. It would be at breakeven if it were not reinvesting in growth, she added.

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ENTITY: Empowering Women of All Ages and Closing the Gender Pay Gap

"While in her twenties, Jennifer Schwab hoped to find female mentorship in her professional life and kept coming up empty handed. She honed her craft on her own: through a lot of trial and error. While she ended up with a successful career, Schwab wanted to ensure that the next generation of women had a smoother path.

In 2016, she founded ENTITY, which began as a women’s media platform (ENTITY Mag). Over the years, it blossomed into ENTITY Academy with the mission to support women in business by closing the gender skill, confidence, and wage gap."

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Female Disruptors: Jennifer Schwab Wangers of ENTITY Academy On The Three Things You Need To Shake Up Your Industry

"'To disrupt the current four-year education model, new programs must promote an environment of self-actualization, both personally and professionally. Our holistic approach to female-focused professional training and mentoring has proven to be a clear market differentiator, particularly as the higher education system undergoes tremendous change.'"


Jennifer Schwab Wangers is the Founder and CEO of ENTITY Academy. She has one goal in mind: to support and empower women through education and mentorship. She is motivated by the fundamental belief that women have infinite potential, and that background or opportunity gaps should not be barriers to future success."

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2022 Best Tech Startups in Henderson

“ENTITY is an Edtech company that is closing the gender wage gap by training, mentoring, and placing women in 21st century careers.


ENTITY has a unique blueprint for upskilling women that can be leveraged across industries. Our future orientation focuses us on areas of the job market where women are traditionally underrepresented, such as: data science, digital marketing, software development, and sales.”

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Women-focused EdTech Platform ENTITY Academy Raises $100M in New Funding

"ENTITY Academy, a female-focused EdTech company that offers training in digital marketing, data science, and other future skills, has raised $100 million from Leif, an outcome-based education finance platform.

The capital raised will be used to help students finance their ENTITY Academy tuition, which typically costs $15,000."
 

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Teamwork Makes The Green Work

The Deal Room: 

"ENTITY Academy, an edtech startup that trains, mentors and places women in tech roles, secures $100M."

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ENTITY Academy Launches Writer's Collective in Collaboration with UCLA

"ENTITY Academy is collaborating with UCLA Extension to create "The Writer's Collective In-Virtual-Life" to offer best in class digital marketing career training. "This is not just another online course," explains Jennifer Schwab Wangers Founder-CEO of ENTITY. 'We have spent many months crafting a curriculum and student experience that will provide the hands-on training needed for our female students to be job-ready at the conclusion of our course - which lasts only four weeks!'"

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ENTITY Academy Secures $10M in Tuition Financing

"ENTITY Academy has partnered with Leif, the full-service Income Share Agreement Management Platform, to launch and manage the program. "Leif's best-in-class technology and expertise enables us to efficiently launch our ISA program, allowing us to focus on maintaining our high-quality learning and mentorship experience. We believe the sky is the limit for what we can accomplish with this program and partnership."

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ENTITY Academy Set to Provide a New Generation of Women With Affordable Education Thanks to Leif

"It is in this time period, as post-grads metamorphose into professionals, that many young women find themselves wading in a sea of self-doubt – who to trust, what mentors to follow, and how to conduct themselves professionally in a manner that is both advantageous in building a strong network and clear career path.

 

10 years ago, the above may have seemed like an insurmountable task to accomplish. Thanks to ENTITY Academy’s mentorship and guidance, a new era of post-undergrad education has been born, built specifically to serve this need."

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ENTITY Academy Now Offers Interview Prep Tech

"Everyone can use some help to be better during job interviews. Now there is a new technology that can help you out, from the comfort of your home. SpeakPulse is an AI-enabled interview preparation technology that helps job-seekers hone their interview skills. Since its founding, SpeakPulse has enabled job seekers to level up, improve their confidence and fix weak spots in their speech delivery. SpeakPulse is now available exclusively to ENTITY Academy students. ENTITY is a one-stop-shop for women to upskill so they are relevant for the future workforce."

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How ENTITY Academy Provides All The Benefits Of Diversity

"As ENTITY Academy has grown over the last few years, diversity has remained one of CEO Jennifer Schwab‘s top priorities. ENTITY’s approach focuses on drawing women (and men) not just from different ethnicities, but from different backgrounds, belief systems, and identities."

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ENTITY Academy Collaborates With UCLA Extension On Writer’s Collective

"ENTITY Academy collaborated with UCLA to offer digital career training through its three-week Writer’s Collective In-Virtual-Life program, according to a press release published earlier today.

The course brings together ENTITY Academy’s coursework, mentorship program, and real-life experience philosophy to help prepare students for leadership roles in digital marketing."

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ENTITY Academy Secures $10M in Tuition Financing to Help Women Break Into Digital Marketing Careers

"ENTITY Academy, a female-focused Edtech company that offers training in digital marketing, data science and other future focused skills, today announced closing $10M in financing to expand its Income Share Agreement program. The new capital will allow ENTITY Academy to increase access into its Writer's Collective Digital Marketing program by helping females of all ages achieve their professional potential through an outcomes-aligned form of education finance."

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In Boyle Heights, Young Women Are Learning to Be Leaders

She also hopes to impart a sense that mentorship is important at every phase of a person’s career and life. According one study, 63 percent of American women in the workforce report they have no one in their life they consider a mentor, and Schwab hopes programs like hers will inspire more women to seek out mentor-protégé partnerships.

 

'Women who are in a position to mentor younger women need to be proactive about reaching out and paying it forward,” Jennifer Schwab notes. “We need to offer what we’ve learned to help other women who feel like they have to bootstrap on their own.'”

 

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I Am A Recruiter And Here Are My Negotiating Tips For Women

"Jennifer Schwab, Founder of ENTITY Academy, a six-week long mentorship program for young women entering the workforce, coaches women to negotiate their first job offer. 'Ask for the compensation you desire – it can be a mix of salary, bonuses, equity, profit-sharing options or expense accounts.'"

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Opinion: Is There Hope for the Gender Pay Gap?

"Only 7 percent of women attempted to negotiate their salaries, in comparison to 57 percent of their male counterparts. 

This happens for a number of reasons, but in my experience I’ve seen that it’s mainly because women tend to assume they’ll be recognized and rewarded for working hard and doing a good job. Unlike men, they’re not taught that they can and should ask for more. Calling this to attention in itself can bring us one step closer to equal pay.”

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5 Ways To Modernize Mentorship And Make It Relevant In The #MeToo Landscape

"Your job as a mentor is more than getting your mentees through one door. The way I see it, you should invite your mentees to the table and allow them the space to contribute to different parts of the business. Yes, they’ll make mistakes along the way; but this will ultimately help them master more tangible skills, leaving them more knowledgeable than when you first met them.”

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5 Boring Skills You Need to Master to Be Your Own Boss

"To truly become your own boss, you need to build a strong foundation of skills. I always tell young women to not underestimate the value of 'boring' skill building. Even if you’re not 2000% excited about your current job, mastering the tangible skills most entry-level positions teach you is highly valuable and could propel you into a position you are excited about."

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11 Online Quizzes That Help Determine Your Biggest Personality Strengths & Flaws

"Similar to the Myers-Briggs test, EN Personalities — which was created by millennial mentorship website ENTITY — asks questions that are relatable to the lives of millennial women. Do you save work projects until the last minute? Do you gain energy by meeting new people?"

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Patricia Arquette To Open ENTITY Academy In DTLA On Monday June 10th

'"We feel super honored to have Patricia as our keynote," said ENTITY founder-CEO Jennifer Schwab Wangers. "Patricia has accomplished something that has very rarely been done in Hollywood -- to continue ascending as an actress even when over 50. It will be fascinating for our young women to hear her story about continuous professional growth as well as her many and varied philanthropic activities."'

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9 Expert Tips for Asking for a Raise—Because You're a Badass and You Deserve It

"'It’s not enough to just want to be paid more,' Schwab says. 'When negotiating a raise, general numbers aren’t going to cut it. Once you’ve finally worked up to starting the conversation, you need to come prepared with exactly how much you expect to earn.'"

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Interview: Susan Rockefeller

"I am an advisor and investor in ENTITY Academy, which mentors millennial and Gen Z women on leadership, the digital economy, and career and life planning. I believe that female-focused platforms like ENTITY will have deep and wide reach, and will continue to celebrate the power of women who lead."

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ENTITY's Latest Seed Round, Led By Susan Rockefeller, Will Expand Its Mission Of Mentorship For NextGen Women

"'ENTITY is not just a digital media platform but is also an innovation hub for women. It provides mentorship through the ENTITY Academy which also offers a boot camp for developing a competitive advantage in the workplace through digital marketing, and a curation of experiences for women to learn, grow, and become the professionals that the world needs,' says Rockefeller. "

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Another 99 “Limit Breaking” Female Founders Share The Most Important Lessons They Learned from Their Experiences

"Jennifer Schwab is an outspoken entrepreneur, visionary and disruptor with one goal in mind: to inspire, support and empower all women, not through words, but ACTION. As a woman of color she knows what it's like for women who have to work twice as hard to get half as much.

Through grassroots efforts ENTITY has become one of the fastest-growing women’s media companies over the past year. But it’s not just a publishing platform and social media juggernaut (15M monthly reach), it also encompasses the “ENTITY Women’s Leadership Academy”, which includes a rigorous curriculum based on leadership training and digital marketing, 27 speakers, and 18 activities — taking place over one summer in ENTITY’s Boyle Heights Headquarters."

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These Are the 9 Biggest Mistakes Women Make During Job Interviews, and Don't Worry, We've ALL Been There

"It might seem obvious, but Jennifer Schwab, founder of ENTITY Academy, a mentorship program that trains young women who are entering the workforce, says not learning enough about a company is a problem that crops up more often than you’d think.

'I've interviewed many young people who had never been to our website or seen what we do in the mentorship space,' Schwab says. 'Knowing about a company beforehand not only allows you to ask pertinent questions, but it shows the employer that you're serious about the job opportunity, have an attention to detail, and are willing to put in the work.'"

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A Website You’ve Never Heard of Scooped Everyone on a Great Donald Trump Story

"ENTITY seeks to empower, educate and mentor young women in all aspects of their lives. We do this through our robust media platform, social channels (reaching over 15 million women per month/4 million+ engagements per month) and our ENTITY Academy — a six-week, high touch, closely supervised, mentorship program for women aged 17 to 24."

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Donald Trump Met with TMZ Founder Harvey Levin in the Oval Office Last Week

"According to a report from Entity, President Donald Trump summoned the founder of TMZ–Harvey Levin–to Washington. On November 18th of last year, Fox News ran a special called OBJECTified: Donald Trump, hosted by Harvey Levin. Fox news greenlit another ten episodes to run this fall."

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Trump Takes Meeting With TMZ’s Harvey Levin (Report)

"The founder of the Los Angeles-based celebrity gossip site was invited to the White House to meet with the president sometime last week, according to a report by EntityMag.com. TMZ did not immediately return TheWrap's request for comment."

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NextGen 10: Philanthropy, Art, and Culture - Maria Nguyen, Founder, "The Art of Plating"

"[Maria Nguyen is] devoted to the exhibition of gastronomy as a form of high art, focusing on the process and artistry involved in creating modern haute cuisine.

Q: Local companies you admire.
A: Hedley & Bennett, Juice Served Here, Entity Mag."

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Trump Grants Oval Office Meeting to TMZ Founder

"Mr. Levin, whose White House visit was first described on Tuesday by the website Entitymag.com, is a lawyer who gained prominence as a commentator on the O.J. Simpson trial."

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