Archive for March, 2010

Women Rock’n the World

According to, the following women entrepreneurs are rock’n the Internet and the world with their powerful education and leadership and empowering other women to start and build businesses.  From the looks of their company websites, they most certainly know how to sell themselves and their products and services in the global marketplace.  Let’s take a look.

1.  Anne McKevitt (pictured)

Referred to as the “Martha Stewart” of the U.K.

2.  Ali Brown

Ali Brown’s products and programs are first-class and jam-packed with life-shifting information and tools.

3.  Fabienne Fredrickson

Fabienne Fredrickson is the creator of the Client Attraction System, a product that came about as a result of the “3am Sweats” over worrying about how to get more clients so she could pay her bills.

4.  Kendall Summerhaw

Kendall Summerhaw has designed her business around her life, not the other way around. Today, Kendall works just 4 days a week and purposefully enjoys between 8 and 10 weeks of time off every year – yet generates multiple 7-figures in revenue.

5.  Lisa Sasevich

Lisa Sasevich jumped her profits from the low 6-figures to over $2 million in 2009 – during one of the toughest economic crisis in history. How did she do it?

6.  Sheri McConnell

A millionaire mompreneur, and mom of 4, Sheri built her 7-figure business teaching what few, if any, women entrepreneurs do – building instant credibility and clients through the creation of professional associations.

7.  Bernadette Doyle

Bernadette is a single mom from the U.K. and built a 7-figure business working only 3 days a week.

8.  Tracy Woolley

Tracy is passionate about life and is living her dream through her photography.

9.  Suzanne Evans

Suzanne has created the Help More People System which is a step-by-step, 24-week training program to show you how to grow your business by infusing it with your unique purpose.

10.  Sarah Prout

Sarah Prout is an award-winning entrepreneur, the founder of Sprout Publishing and the creator of the Twitter Success Blueprint.

Learn more about all these amazing women here.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Do’s and Taboos For Women Conducting Business Worldwide

Do’s and Taboos Around the World for Women in Business has been around for a number of years. The co-author, Roger E. Axtell, with more than 30 years of experience in international trade, has written several books with the same theme of Do’s and Taboos (e.g., Around the World and of International Trade — the first one was published around 1985). But this book, in particular, may be interest to you if you want to seriously learn the rules of the world for conducting business as a businesswoman.

From the publisher:

This invaluable resource features tips on everything from traveling safely and wardrobe to helpful advice on balancing an international career with family life. Draws on the experiences of more than 100 men and women who have succeeded in international business and addresses a wide range of do’s and taboos faced by women working or living abroad: from body language to health concerns to dating and sex. Offers country-by-country listing of the rules for proper dress, speech, table manners, etc., and resources listing the best schools, courses, and language training, advice on finding mentors, and more.

Learn more and purchase the book here.

Posted by: Laurel Delaney

Girl Band With Global Impact

The Runaways (including guitarist Joan Jett pictured at left) were the first girl rock group to make a global impact.  Under-age, under-dressed, rebellious and over-the-top, their story is now a movie (in case you get impatient with the first link, go here).

A review of a performance back in 1976:

“Runaways brought the house down with some hot, hard, bitching rock and roll, the fact that they are young and extremely horny teenage females was a bonus” – words which might have earned him some censure in today’s changed social climate.

And discover how fans worldwide took a fancy to the group nearly instantaneously:

Japan took to The Runaways to such an extent that, astonishingly, they were the fourth most popular overseas act in the country, behind Abba, Kiss and Led Zeppelin. During a Japanese tour in the summer of 1977, promoting their Queens of Noise album, Jackie Fox quit, Joan Jett taking on her bass-playing duties for the remaining dates until Vicki Blue took over. When Cherie Currie walked out at the end of the shows, Jett took on the lead vocalist mantle. The next year The Runaways split with both Kim Fowley and Mercury Records, and then themselves split up, playing their final date on New Year’s Eve 1978.

Read more about this incredible story here.  And learn more about the new movie here.

Does your business rock the world as hard as the Runaways?

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Photo:  Members of the 1970s female rock group The Runaways (from left), Joan Jett, Sandy West, Cherie Currie, Vicki Blue and Lita Ford in 1977.

The New Globetrotters: Women

The New Globetrotters is a research paper I wrote six years ago and is still relevant to today’s women entrepreneurs who are navigating their businesses in the global marketplace.


Both the number of female-owned businesses and the level of international trade continues to increase on a global scale.  An overview of the literature and statistics regarding the increase in female entrepreneurship and in internationalization are presented.

The benefits of internationalizing are discussed. The twelve keys to creating an international entrepreneurial mindset are outlined. Some of the keys to developing a global orientation to entrepreneurship include but are not limited to:  comfort with change; a willingness to learn about other cultures; passion and enthusiasm; experience traveling to at least one foreign country; and an all-encompassing perspective.

The factors to consider when choosing a market for expansion are examined. Finally, the author suggests ten action-oriented business philosophies that have aided her in her experiences as an international entrepreneur.  Included in this list are the following suggestions:  research and map out your export journey; know your goals and strive for them; trust your instincts; and make personal contact with consideration and professionalism.

The entire research paper can be found here; go to Page 58.

And visit Amazon for information on the book, “Handbook of Research On International Entrepreneurship,” where this research paper is published.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Picture credit:  here

High Potential Exports in Thailand

Thailand is working diligently to develop high potential products in order to push for an export growth of 10-15% next year.

Export Promotion Department Director-General Srirat Rastapana (pictured) stated that her department and the Thai Chamber of Commerce had drafted strategies to develop many kinds of goods with high potential to help Thailand become production and export hubs. The products and services include textile, food, spa, and entertainment businesses. The strategies can be implemented next year onwards.

In addition, Ms Srirat said the private sector had an initiative to make Thailand leader of the women-led businesses as women currently played a more important role in businesses such as in India.

Read more here.

Additional related resources here:

Thailand:  Fashion exports to surpass 9% in 2010

Set to Drive ASEAN Fashion Industry

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global Makes “Best Blog” List

Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global ( is honored to be featured among the “100 Best Blogs for Women in Business” under the International category.  We are in such good company!  This is our first recognition for WEGG.   Congratulations to everyone who made the list and let’s hope this is the beginning of many more “best” listings to come.

Thank you all for your continued readership!

Posted by: Laurel Delaney

Globally, Where Do You Want To Go?

Posted by: Laurel Delaney

Local Woman Aviator Goes Global to Mark 100-Year Anniversary

An international event is being organized by Mireille Goyer (pictured) — who got her pilot licence in 1991 — to mark and celebrate 100 years of women aviators.  The goal is to encourage other female pilots to introduce women to flying by taking them for a short flight, between March 6 to 12, and registering online at:

As Goyer says:  “We’re still in a minority … a tiny little minority.”

The global rundown:

Over 100 women from 13 countries had signed up to take part as of last week, she noted.  Goyer, a native of France, plans to fly in Paris and Los Angeles for the event.  She’ll be recognized at the Museum of Air and Space in Le Bourget, France.

“I’m so excited about that, especially since I’m from France originally. It’s pretty emotional for me.”

Read more here.

Additional related resources:

Women in Aviation and Space History

Women’s History Month 2010

Photo credit here.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

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