Thursday, December 28, 2006

Get It Straight In 2007: Four Myths Of Women Entrepreneurs

What does it take to be a successful women entrepreneur? If the first things that pop into your head are money, the willingness to take risks or even the right genes, Marnie Walker wants to set you straight. Walker, who founded Student Express Inc. in 1989 to provide bus transportation for special needs and French-speaking students in Ontario, says there are a number of misconceptions about successfully running your own company. She should know.

From a standing start in 1989, Walker grew her firm to 250 buses and revenue of $10 million before selling the company in 2004 to Toronto-based Stock Transportation. Speaking recently at the Rotman School of Management in Toronto, Walker dispelled some popular entrepreneurial myths.

From America to Ireland to Canada ... women are getting it straight in 2007: Entrepreneurship is the way to go.

Read the full story here.

Separately and from the book "Women Who Changed The World:"

Chapter 17
Mary Cassatt

She has succeeded in expressing, as none of our own painters have managed to do, the joyful peace, the tranquil friendliness of the domestic interior. ~ Joris-Karl Huysmans

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