Elizabeth MacBride, CNBC

Elizabeth MacBride


Alexandria, VA, United States

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Past articles by Elizabeth:

The most-popular big tech default email programs are old and vulnerable

Many individuals and businesses rely on Google and Microsoft email programs created long ago, and big tech email 'age' is a big cybersecurity risk. → Read More

The dark web's criminal minds see Internet of Things as next big hacking prize

Cars and medical devices are critical, and vulnerable, entry points for criminal hackers betting the Internet of Things is their next big payday. → Read More

You Know Chef José Andrés. But Do You Know This Woman?

I wonder, as someone who has been telling stories for many years, whether if people found the quieter story as glamourous as Jose Andres, would the ending have come out differently? → Read More

The Backlash To The Profits-First, Profits-Only Model Of Silicon Valley Is Growing. Here’s A Midwestern Example.

For the past six years, he, co-founder Bob Fish and BIGGBY have been undergoing a transformation, to a company whose purpose is to help employees the lives they love, via expensive investments in coaching, curriculum and sabbaticals for everyone who has been at the company for five years. → Read More

The Scion Of A Banking Family Crafts A Fintech Future

Sidhu, on the other hand, comes from an unusual family – one where bank-building is the family business. → Read More

As The Ukraine War Raises Cybersecurity Stakes, A Woman CEO Emerges Onto The Stage

Cybersecurity companies are increasingly under a spotlight in an era ushered in by the Ukraine war. This is one company, led by a woman founder. → Read More

Square’s Jim McKelvey On The Messy Business Of Becoming A World-Changing Entrepreneur

It’s a strange thing to say, but for a long time, Jim McKelvey – co-founder of Square and now the chairman of the St. Louis Federal Reserve — felt like his career was a “dumpster fire.” → Read More

Women Need Sponsors, Not Mentors

Want women to advance in the business world? Here's one thing women can do, and one thing for men, too. → Read More

Americans Want To Open The Door To Afghans, Especially Women

Ghafari had tweeted over the weekend, and given an interview in which she said she expected to die at the hands of the Taliban. → Read More

White Men Are Now The Minority Of Business Owners In The United States

White men now make up the minority of business owners in the United States, a shift driven by fast growth in women- and LatinX-owned businesses, and one that has profound implications for the country’s finance and innovation infrastructure. → Read More

Communities across America rush to save Main Street as federal relief for small business stalls

As Washington gridlock over extended relief for small businesses continues, cities and local communities are helping Main Street entrepreneurs. Some are offering grants, others equity finance. → Read More

Amid This Year’s Struggle, New And Tougher Companies Are Born In The $900M Creative Economy

One of the big problems of the 21st century economy: How do you provide dignified, well-paying jobs in an era where technology is steadily replacing human work and climate change raises questions about upper limits of consumption? → Read More

Twenty Top Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Across America

An analysis from a new think tank, Heartland Forward, identified 20 top entrepreneurial ecosystems across America based on the share of employment by small firms, and the number of college-educated employees in those firms. → Read More

To save the US economy, policymakers need to understand small business 101

The small business landscape has changed dramatically over the last few decades, and policymakers need to understand the demographics in order for economic stimulus to be properly aligned for Main Street. → Read More

Stampede for emergency loans is crushing lenders, putting millions of small businesses at risk. Here are steps to fix the system

The delays gaining access to SBA-backed emergency loans under the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program are putting millions of businesses at risk of closing, threatening their employees, suppliers and communities. Major banks and community lenders are unprepared to handle the influx of applications. → Read More

Why this $35 billion private equity firm is still bullish on China — despite the trade war

Despite the trade war, General Atlantic, a $35 billion private equity firm, is committed to investing in China, forecasting, long-term, 5% to 6% growth there. According to General Atlantic CEO Bill Ford, when it comes to innovation, China increasingly gives the U.S. a run for its money. → Read More

Miami Is Rising As A Tech Hub, With Some Surprising Help

The rapper PitBull seems to embody the glitz in the startup scene of Miami, which sometimes seems from afar to be the most improbable place: the city on the verge of being overcome by the sea is becoming a tech hub. → Read More

Diversity In Venture Capital: In the U.S., It May Be Getting Worse

After all the terrible headlines about harassment in Silicon Valley, after all the #MeToo stories, after all the well-meaning efforts, like Reid Hoffman’s Decency Pledge… the percentage of funding to women-led companies by venture capitalists in 2018 actually … fell. → Read More

Why Pennsylvania is giving $100 to every baby born or adopted in the state

Faced with an aging population and unfunded pension liabilities, Pennsylvania is trying to bump up the savings rate. One new initiative: investing $100 in every baby born or adopted in the state for families that open a 529 college savings plan. → Read More

Successful Women Are Starting Businesses. Yes, Even After 50.

Older women are increasingly starting businesses, contrary to the idea that careers fizzle after 50. → Read More