Archive for May, 2014

Women Help Solve Big Challenges in Our World

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The International Women’s Hackathon (second one took place April 25-27th) is a crowdsourcing event to empower young women leaders in computer science.

By providing a fun and safe environment in which to explore computing, the hackathon encourages and supports university women around the world to become producers of future innovations in technology and help solve challenges in the world today.

The goal is to have hundreds of events around the world as the future women innovators help solve big challenges in our world.

Feel free to explore below:

Read the entire article:  International Women’s Hackathon 2014
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Posted by:  Laurel Delaney
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Welcome WELA

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The Women Entrepreneurship and Leadership for Africa (WELA) in Kenya aims to empower female executives in the small and medium enterprise (SME) segment. Kenyan female entrepreneurs will benefit from a mentorship program recently launched by industry lobbyists  and world renowned business think tanks.

For all Kenyan women entrepreneurs, this is a good way to rebrand your business, explore new markets and forge strategic relationships in order to grow.

Read more:  Kenya launches program to empower female entrepreneurs 

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(Have a minute?  Please vote for my new “Exporting” book, which has been nominated for the Small Business Book Award in Technology!  Click on the box below and then click VOTE.  Thanks so much in advance.)

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

50 Most Powerful and Influential Business Women in Ireland

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Who are the top women deal-makers and game-changers in the Irish business world? You can find out through the inaugural Sunday Independent 50 most powerful and influential business women in Ireland list, which provides a snapshot of the top executives at the helm of some of the country’s most innovative, fast-moving and profitable companies.

Congrats to all the women who made the list!

Read:  The 50 Most Influential and Powerful Women in Business [in Ireland]

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Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Women Who Export Earn More, Employ More and Are More Productive

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According to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman:

Studies have found that women-owned firms that export not only earn more, but also employ more people and are, on average, more productive than women-owned firms that do not. In addition, women-owned businesses that export their goods and services average $14.5 million in receipts, compared to just $117,036 for women-owned businesses that do not export. Clearly, exporting has very real advantages.

Mr. Froman is meeting with a wide variety of women business owners to learn about their businesses.  Rest assure, I emailed him (5/3/14) to offer my help and my book for educating women on how to export.  Let’s hope we hear from him and can make some progress.  I will keep you posted.

Here’s another great comment from Mr. Froman:

The OECD reports that creating greater economic opportunities for women—including connecting them to global markets—will help increase labor productivity, and higher levels of female employment will widen the base of taxpayers and contributors to social protection systems, which are increasingly coming under pressure due to population ageing. At the end of the day, we all win when we expand women’s economic participation.

Meanwhile, read the entire post by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman: Unlocking Export Opportunities for Women-Owned Businesses

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Posted by:  Laurel Delaney


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