Posts Tagged 'women entrepreneurs'

Hello Government: Ease Red Tape for Women Entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia

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According to Aisha Natu, who writes a weekly column in a local Saudi Arabia paper, current regulations and bureaucracy is hampering the development of businesses run by women in Saudi Arabia.  She says, “Women don’t only want to be seen, they want to actively participate and translate their aspirations into reality.”

About Aisha Natu:

She became the head of the board of directors for Eye to Eye Optics, a company that was started in 1990, and became one of the 27 fastest growing firms in Saudi Arabia. The company then split into three, which included optometry, training, and advertising and media.  She now runs the three companies, which has 100 employees.

Read the entire article:  Women investors seek support to fight red tape

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Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

2014 Was the Break-out Year for Female Entrepreneurs

Why has Forbes referred to 2014 as the break-out year for female entrepreneurs? Reasons are aplenty:

For example, nearly 20 percent of early stage “angel” funding was invested in women-led businesses in 2012 – a growth of 40 percent from the previous year. The number of women-led businesses with more than $10 million in revenue increased 57 percent – significantly faster than the growth rate of $10 million-plus businesses overall.

As the article below says, “Supporting female entrepreneurship is not only the right thing to do – it’s the smart thing.”

Agree?  If you do, like this page and share like crazy!  Can’t wait for 2015 — the year female entrepreneurs SOAR globally!

Doing Better: NC a leader in supporting female entrepreneurs

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Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Women Entrepreneurs Light Up the Holidays

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In Manila, Bacolod, Tacloban, Pampanga, Batangas and Davao, more than 400,000 women small business owners participated in Sari-Saring Happiness Day.  Coca-Cola (part of the global 5by20 Program) launched it to brighten Christmas all over the Philippines.

“Christmas is the most celebrated season in the Philippines, so Coca-Cola mounted this campaign to recognize the women who light up our communities, and at the same time help drive sales to their businesses.  We have gone through a lot of challenges this year, so we want to send a reminder that even with the trials of every day, some truths remain the same—we can all derive happiness from sharing and spending time with the communities and the people who matter to us,” said Adel Tamano, Coca-Cola vice president for public affairs and communications. Training, financial services.

Read more:  Count on women entrepreneurs to brighten Christmas

Related post:  The Coca-Cola Company:  Empowering 5 Million Women Entrepreneurs by 2020

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Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

 

Women Buck the Trend in Sri Lanka and Become Entrepreneurs

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Sri Lankan women.

To achieve economic empowerment, women entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka yearn for a successful career.  They also help their families, and the country, prosper.  Women entrepreneurship can contribute to a country’s development process in a number of ways.

At an individual level, it creates employment opportunities for women.  Women seek entrepreneurship for many reasons.  While some women start a business based on an idea or innovation, or due to an unsatisfactory experience as an employee, others are compelled to start their own business due to ‘forced unemployment’ – either from a layoff or due to lack of marketable skills.

Whatever the reason, entrepreneurship empowers women.

Read the entire article: Unlocking potential of women entrepreneurs

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Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Beijing, Tianjin and Heibei Province Women Entrepreneurs Collaborate

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Women entrepreneurs in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province are willing and able to actively participate in a new type of collaboration.   The three associations of women entrepreneurs sought to implement the Beijing, Tianjin and Heibei Province collaborative development strategy, a joint initiative of the three women entrepreneurs, and signed the “Women Entrepreneurs Association of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei letters of intent” Agreement.

The move aims to combine the three regions’ women entrepreneurs respectively with the advantages of modern industrial division, to build an efficient communications platform for member companies to strengthen economic exchanges and cooperation and to promote resource integration and industrial docking. It also encourages women to participate in social welfare undertakings, to assume social responsibility, and jointly promote development.

Read the entire article:  Female Entrepreneurs to Participate in Regional Cooperation – All China Women’s Federation

Related:  Women of China – All China Women’s Federation

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Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Global Program For Women Entrepreneurs

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Downtown Denver, Colorado (United States)

After years of work with women entrepreneurs internationally, Amy Scerra and Steve Haase of Think Global Institute decided to bring their global program full circle—and they’re starting in Denver, Colorado.

The nonprofit hosts a 12-week “business accelerator” program for women entrepreneurs who have “hit a roadblock or hurdle,” says Scerra.  The program is part hands-on mentoring, part handbook, and part virtual support. A team of advisors work one-on-one inside each business and with each business owner.   After running the program in 26 countries, Ms. Scerra says women have trouble securing the funds and support they need, no matter where they live.

Take action:  Read the qualifications and complete the application by no later than December 20. (They also take applications for mentors year-round.)

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Posted by Laurel Delaney

Celebrating Entrepreneurship and Women in Particular

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Melinda Emerson

My friend, colleague and entrepreneur dynamo, Melinda Emerson, kicks off the 6th annual Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), a menu of events around the world that bring together millions of people through web-based and live activities, by supporting women entrepreneurs and their essential contributions to our world economic health and well-being.  Her focus is on:

During her participation at the World Entrepreneurship Forum, Melinda led a panel discussion of women entrepreneurs and addressed several questions from young women in the audience about work/life balance as an entrepreneur and how to start a business when cultural standards are to get a good job and live at home until marriage. Discover all the tips (No. 3 follows) that were discussed in the article below.

3) Believe you can do it. Be confident in your skills. Today’s women entrepreneurs are more educated than their male counterparts.

Read the entire post:  World Entrepreneurship Forum Boosts Women Entrepreneurs

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Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Despite Advances, Laws Still Limit Global Women Entrepreneurs


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