Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Look Who's Growing the Fastest

The number of minority women-owned businesses grew twice as fast as the number of businesses created by male minority entrepreneurs and non-minority men and women, according to a new study released by the Minority Business Development Agency.

Find out why here. You go girls!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Be Direct

Whether you are based in China, Ireland or the United States, women entrepreneurs need to be direct and upfront about what they want.

This article talks about how to sharpen up your business to survive and thrive during a global economic downturn.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sisterhood Across the Globe

What do -- the former Colombian presidential candidate and hostage, Ingrid Betancourt; designer Diane von Furstenberg; the sailor Ellen MacArthur; the exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen; the venture capitalist Molly Ashby, the founder of Solera Capital; and the French ministers Fadela Amara, who is in charge of coordinating plans for the racially mixed and poor suburbs, and the foreign trade minister, Anne-Marie Idrac -- all have in common?

Find out here.

Amazing. I have so much respect for women who give other women voices. And I am referring to Aude Zieseniss de Thuin (pictured), founder of the Women's Forum For the Economy and Society.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Women At Their Best

I want to make sure you are all familiar with this fantastic resource. It's called News On Women and published by Alice Krause. She reports on women moving up in the world and is looking for news! Check it out here.

Find her at LinkedIn. Go Alice!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Steady As She Goes

At Chicago-based MAB Advertising, there are some great tips you can apply to running your business during turbulent times. See for yourself here.

Here's a snapshot of two:
If I wasn't already running my own business, today is the day I'd start one. ~ Seth Godin (9/26/08)
In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
Caveat: I know Mary Bahr, President and Creative Director of MAB Advertising through my work with the Women Presidents' Organization.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Monday, October 06, 2008

The Burden of Having It All

The social revolution that liberated women has also presented us with even more demands. Most are still trying to map the line between freedom (escapism) and responsibility.

Read more here at Notre Dame's magazine Summer 2008 Issue with an article authored by Heidi Ardizzone.

And feel free to weigh in with your comments and thoughts.