Archive for August, 2010

Global Feminism At Its Best

See how 50-year old Indian Artisan Kakuben Lalabhai Parmar (pictured far right) is an advocate for women here.

Snippet here:

“I already experienced the biggest change in my life,” she said, speaking a Gujarati dialect through an interpreter, “when I first got the chance to come out of my house and participate in society.”

Ms. Parmar’s moment of liberation came roughly 20 years ago, when the not-for-profit Sewa Project formed a unit in her village to help preserve endangered handicrafts and, equally, to provide the people who make them a form of alternative employment.

Photo credit here.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Useful Websites for Australians Who Want to Export

If you are thinking about exporting and are based in the New South Wales (Sydney) part of the world, consider these useful websites for taking your business global.

Sample left sidebar on site:

Posted by: Laurel Delaney

Eat, Pray, Love and Go Global

For women worldwide who read the book, “Eat, Pray, Love” by American author Elizabeth Gilbert and see the movie starring Julia Roberts (pictured), how might you take a similar journey to Gilbert’s but turn the global experience into a successful business at the same time?


Could the real Elizabeth Gilbert have survived her divorce without leaving New York?  Maybe.  I mean, probably.  I think it’s safe to assume she would have gone on breathing, like the rest of us.  But would she have become who she is today?  Doubtful.  After all, the whole point of Gilbert’s global journey was to find herself – to define herself in a way that had nothing to do with her career or her past loves.

Read more here.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Doing Good for Peruvian Women Entrepreneurs

Thunderbird School of Global Management is contributing its expertise and in-kind donations to the “Strengthening Women Entrepreneurship in Peru” project which provides training to women micro- and small entrepreneurs throughout Peru.

Managed by Thunderbird for Good, Thunderbird is collaborating with the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank Group (MIF/IDB), Goldman Sachs, Mibanco, Universidad del Pacifíco, and the Australian Government to bring business education and access to capital to thousands of women.

The goal is to train 100,000 women entrepreneurs in Peru by 2013.

Thunderbird’s component of the project is called Proyecto SALTA.

Learn more here.  Watch unusual video here.

Refer to our original post on this (9/9/09) here.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Women Entrepreneurs Are Changing the World

Posted by: Laurel Delaney

How To Stay Worldly-Wise

Our respected colleague and friend, Dr. Jeff Cornwall, offers some useful tips and tools for getting the information you need — whether male or female — to succeed in the global marketplace.  Below are nine but be sure to read the entire piece so you don’t miss any of the resources he highlights.

1.  Gather intelligence.

2.  Learn the lingo.  Note:  Our WEGG sponsor, The Global Small Business Blog, is mentioned in this section!

3.  Watch those exchange rates.

4.  Be a smart shipper.

5.  Become a social media butterfly.

6.  Bookmark the SBA.

7.  Track the trends.

8.  Know the rules.

9.  See the world.

Read the entire article here.

Illustration credit here (Dr. Cornwall refers to a visit to a Czech Republic crystal factory in his article; this is not the same — merely an example of one).

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

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