Good to Know: Women Hit Harvey Weinstein Where It Hurts

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In today’s Good to Know: You want to be like Heidi Klum. You’ll probably be like Mom or Dad. Don’t be like Harvey Weinstein, who’s paying down some karmic debt.

THE ULTIMATE REVENGE? Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein lost his seat as head of the Weinstein Company after multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault against him came to light. Now, a group of women may be taking over his former company. Former U.S. Small Business Administration head Maria Contreras-Sweet is trying to acquire the company and, under the proposal, the board of directors would be majority female. 

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JUST LIKE MOM AND DAD: What do you want to be when you grow up? Probably your mother or father. It turns out that, career-wise, we do often follow in our parents’ footsteps. But that’s true in some careers more than others. The New York Times has the details.

LET HEIDI KLUM BE YOUR GUIDE: She’s really just a single mom — albeit one who took in $21 million this year. Heidi Klum works hard, but has made some surprising decisions that have paid off big-time, according to this profile in Forbes. 

WHAT TO GET AN ENTREPRENEUR: Searching for the perfect gift for that lovely entrepreneur in your life? Here is one start-up expert’s wish list. It’s from a couple of years ago, but hasn’t lost its relevance.

IS 2018 YOUR YEAR?: If you’ve been mulling starting a business but overwhelmed at what to do and how to do it, the U.S. Small Business Administration website has an excellent primer. Feel free to adapt this list as needed for you. Just because an official source says something, doesn’t mean it’s right for everyone. But this is a good framework.

Good to Know appears every Monday, highlighting interesting and useful news, events, tidbits and tips. Happy Monday!

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