Wait Till You See How Your Little Business is Going to Change

In 1984, Rosemary McFadden was the first woman president of any stock or futures exchange in the United States when she became president of the New York Mercantile Exchange, a.k.a. the NYMEX.  Why is this relevant to WEGG?  Because Rosemary went on to manage a staff of over 400 people, opened Exchange offices in Asia and Europe and was the NYMEX’s chief global spokesperson.

TheStreet interviews Rosemary and asks her a couple of key questions, among them are two that stand out:

  1. When you left the exchange your focus was on the development of international capital markets, why did you choose that over our domestic markets?
  2. Globally, you became a leader in the world of energy — you had to meet with tons of foreign government officials, industry executives, etc — what was that like back then?  Any interesting stories you remember?

Her answer to No. 2:

One incident really stands out. The first time I was to meet one of the titans of the industry in Houston. I was ushered into his office. He sat behind his desk and said, “What can I do for you little lady?” Thought to myself — well you just wait till you see how your [little] business is going to change.

That’s how we feel about WEGG when women get involved with us and are ready to take their business global. They can’t believe how they can spread their global wings and quickly become a borderless business.

Read the entire interview here.

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Note: Don’t miss our next WEGGinar™ 5/9/18 on “Building Your Global Brand Through Podcasting” and presented by Kathrin Bussmann, Ph.D., founder and principal, Verbaccino. Register here. Event is free of charge but you must register in advance to attend.
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Going Global Combined with Creativity Is About Imagining What is Possible

In the video above Julia Knight, founder of Julia Knight Collection, talks about how to make the ordinary extraordinary.  In her WEGGinar™, she discusses what led her to start her business and grow it global.

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Note: Don’t miss our next WEGGinar™ 5/9/18 on “Building Your Global Brand Through Podcasting” and presented by Kathrin Bussmann, Ph.D., founder and principal, Verbaccino. Register here. Event is free of charge but you must register in advance to attend.
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An Earful of Guidance from the Queen of Podcasting, Kathrin Bussmann

Who hasn’t heard of Kathrin Bussmann?  Oh come on now — let me walk you out of that cave of yours :-).  She runs Verbaccino and hosts the world famous Worldly Marketer Podcast and we are lucky enough to have her present “Building Your Global Brand Through Podcasting” for WEGG on Wednesday, May 9 from 11:00 a.m. — 12:00 (noon) p.m. Central time.

In this WEGGinar™, you will master podcasting basics and learn the best-kept secrets to putting on a successful podcast, which include, but are not limited to, how:

  1. Podcasting does not require a lot of fancy equipment.
  2. Podcasting does require consistency and a significant time commitment.
  3. To approach podcasting as a content-marketing effort, not a source of revenue.
  4. To make podcast unique and valuable.
  5. To spend time promoting your podcast.

Smart global marketers know that podcast fans are time constrained, eager to keep learning, prosperous, and social media-savvy, and Kathrin will help us understand how to connect with this valuable audience.

Register for this session now (it is free of charge thanks to WEGG’s generous sponsors:  UPS, IBM and Bank of America).

Putting Wind Behind Global Startups

Photo credit: IIM Bangalore

Are you based in India and thinking of starting a business?  StartupWind, Inc., a digital platform for ideation, design thinking, business model canvassing and business planning  — has on-boarded over 6,000 women entrepreneurs across India as a platform partner of IIM Bangalore’s Women Startup Programme that will provide training, mentoring, networking and financial support to budding Indian women entrepreneurs.

The programme is for women of all ages and educational backgrounds who have been thinking about starting a venture and not knowing how to do it.

The IIM Bangalore programme is coupled with the software framework and tools provided by StartupWind to help women entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life.

At WEGG, we hope to partner with StartupWind to serve as a support arm by providing international expansion training to the Indian women entrepreneurs.

Learn more about the exciting program here.

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Note: Don’t miss our next WEGGinar™ 4/4/18 on “How a Wicked Road Trip to Minturn, Colorado Inspired a Thriving Global Design Business” and presented by Julia Knight, founder of Julia Knight Collections. Register here. Event is free of charge but you must register in advance to attend.
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How a Wicked Road Trip to Minturn, Colorado Inspired a Thriving Global Design Business

There are some who dream of starting a business and others who dare to do it and that’s Julia.  In her case, she aspired to be a great hostess but instead created an artful collection — bowls, platters, trays, cake stands, housewares, and serveware — to help every entertainer impress.  With pieces that are both classical and romantic and can fit in at the dining room table or on the patio, we’re sure you will find Julia’s WEGGinar™ both inspiring and informative — with the goal of helping anyone, anywhere, start a similar type business and take it global.

Where did Julia get the idea for her thriving global design business?

I’ve been a serial entrepreneur, and I’ve always had a passion for food and entertaining. That’s what I learned from living in Paris and having friends from all over Europe and the Middle East—hospitality is the cornerstone of society, and entertaining is a daily event. I noticed how gracious people were in always making sure things looked beautiful. I collected random serveware when I traveled, and one day I looked down at the table and thought, this is a mess. I wanted something with more of a flow to it.

Lucky you.  Julia will share her vast experience with us at our next WEGGinar™ hosted on Wednesday, April 4 at 11:00 a.m. Central time on “How a Wicked Road Trip to Minturn, Colorado Inspired a Thriving Global Design Business.”  The event is FREE of charge but you must register to attend: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8918865979114339587.   Please bring your cup of tea and join us for our own little private Julia Knight party.  We look forward to your participation.

Export Success with Women Entrepreneurs In Ireland Remains High

It shouldn’t surprise you that women entrepreneurs and business owners in Ireland are leading the way in exports and Enterprise Ireland CEO Julie Sinnamon (pictured far left) is behind the push to get more Irish businesses into global markets.

In Ireland, as in many countries, exports are a primary driver of economic success.

Read more about how women are leading the way in Irish exports.

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Note: Don’t miss our next WEGGinar™ 4/4/18 on “How a Wicked Road Trip to Minturn, Colorado Inspired a Thriving Global Design Business” and presented by Julia Knight, founder of Julia Knight Collections. Register here. Event is free of charge but you must register in advance to attend.
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Women Leading Globally

In honor of International Women’s Day, S. Bronfman Chair in Management at McGill University Nancy Adler, is offering  free of charge a download of her article, “Women Leading Globally: What We Know, Thought We Knew, and Need to Know about Leadership in the 21st Century”, but only for the month of March.

The article recognizes that:

“Whereas most societal commentators continue to review the historical patterns of men’s leadership in search of models for 21st-century success, few have begun to recognize, let alone appreciate, the equivalent patterns of women’s leadership and the future contributions that women could potentially make as leaders. What could and are women bringing to society as global leaders? Why at this moment in history is there such a marked increase in the number of women leaders? Are we entering an era in which both male and female leaders will shape history, both symbolically and in reality? And if so, will we discover that women, on average, lead in different ways than men, or will we learn that role (global leader) explains more than gender? This chapter reveals the accelerating trends of women joining men in senior leadership positions, establishes the relationship of women leaders to our overall understanding of global leadership, and sets forth an agenda to accomplish much needed research and understanding.”

Enjoy and happy March.  Access the article here.

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Note: Don’t miss our next WEGGinar™ 4/4/18 on “How a Wicked Road Trip to Minturn, Colorado Inspired a Thriving Global Design Business” and presented by Julia Knight, founder of Julia Knight Collections. Register here. Event is free of charge but you must register in advance to attend.
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Women Are Driving the Global Economy

Just the facts:

  • Women are driving the global economy.
  • Women are responsible for $20 trillion U.S. dollars in annual consumer spending.
  • 28% of registered SMEs globally are started by women.
  • Investing in women entrepreneurs and business owners is a huge market opportunity.
  • Women should be an economic priority.
  • Women’s market is growing at a faster growth rate than men — globally.
  • Women have a high level of commitment and loyalty.
  • Women are risk-aware.
  • Women share positive experiences.
  • Women are the next emerging market.
  • WEGG educates women entrepreneurs and business owners worldwide on how to go global.

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Note: Don’t miss our next WEGGinar™ 3/7/18 on “Becoming Your Own Global Distribution Solution” and presented by Rebecca Herwick, President/CEO, Global Products Inc. Register here. Event is free of charge but you must register in advance to attend.
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WEGG Mission

Our mission is to educate, inspire and nurture women business owners and entrepreneurs worldwide on how to go global so they can run healthier businesses and create a new future for themselves, their families and their community.


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