Archive for January, 2011

The Internet Picture Show

Internet Usage and World Population Statistics above are for June 2010.  Estimated Internet users are 1,966, 514,816 or more than 28 percent of the world population is using the Internet.  Asia offers the most users.

Are you tapping into this amazing potential?  Have you established a website, blog, cool new resource, Linked In, Twitter and Facebook account to reach out to the world for business?

If not, what are you waiting for?

Graphic source:  World Internet Usage Statistics

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Can a Multi-Speed World Economy Work?

Related to world news:

Multi-speed world economy could work (3 min. 46 sec. video)

Do a deep dive into Davos 2011 (follow them via Twitter:  FTDavos).

And some insanely great information from The World Economic Forum (and follow them via Twitter:  davos).

I had to look really hard to find a woman at the WEF 2011:  Co-Chair Ellen Kullman (pictured), DuPont Chair & CEO and Chanda Kochlar, CEO of ICICI Bank, India and Co-Chair of Annual Meeting 2011.

Get informed.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

‘W’ Planning Global Expansion

Delhi-based TCNS Clothing Company, as a part of its domestic expansion, intends to launch 100 exclusive outlets of the brand in various cities of the country.  TCNS owns the ladies wear brand ‘W.’

Learn more about its additional plans for foreign market expansion here.

Posted by: Laurel Delaney

16 Ways to Women’s Empowerment in Pakistan

The U.S. Mission in Pakistan is working to improve the lives of Pakistani women and combat gender-based violence. For the recent international “16 Days of Activism” campaign, they organized a series of initiatives to highlight and energize their partnerships with Pakistan’s government and civil society to support women’s rights.

Here’s one initiative:

•  Promoting Women’s Enterprise. Expanding education for women, setting up legal aid clinics, and advancing public education campaigns on women’s issues — what do they have in common? They are some of the projects being funded through the U.S. Embassy Gender Equity Program. This $40 million program provides grants to local organizations working on women’s issues throughout the country.

Learn about 15 other ways they are working with Pakistani men and women committed to this cause -> here.

Photo credit here.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Re-Imagine Your Business, Local or Global

Calling All Female Internet Heroes

Whether you are a B2B, B2C or C2C, going global is all the rage these days and really not all that difficult to get started.  There are many government initiatives, aiming to encourage more women-led SMEs to assess their global expansion opportunities and demystify some of the barriers to entry new markets, not just in the US but across Europe and BRIC countries.

Read more:

Go Global or Go Home!

Illustration credit here.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

American Women Are More Active Social Networkers Than Men

According to “Social networks going global:”

The US constituted the only country where women displayed greater enthusiasm than men, as 52% of American females are active social networkers, compared with 41% of males.

The Pew Center Research surveyed 24,790 people living in 22 countries to gauge current behavior in this area and found that social networking penetration remains highest in markets like the US and UK, but sites such as Facebook and Twitter are also proving popular in nations from Brazil to Poland.

It found 46% of the potential US audience belong to at least one social network, while 36% have opted against joining these properties and 18% do not regularly surf the internet or send email.

Read the entire article here.

Illustration credit here.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Happy 2011 WEGG Fans and Friends

Wishing you the best in borderless business in 2011!

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney, Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global

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