Archive for February, 2015

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

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Our mission with Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global (WEGG) is to educate 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.  We are thrilled that The White House is also working to enable women business owners to export their products:

It is important for women-owned businesses and firms to be able to export their products. Why? 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. – Source:  Unlocking Export Opportunities for Women-Owned Businesses | The White House

Watch for more information from us at WEGG as we roll out new programs that educate women business owners and entrepreneurs on how to go global!

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Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

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Women Are in Power in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

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Out with the Year of the Galloping Horse (that’s my year by the way), and in with the Year of the Sheep, timid, with new hopes, new dreams and new aspirations.  What does the Year of the Sheep have in store for women?  According to The Philippine Star:

This is the year of womanpower, what with the southwest direction (signifying women) being lucky. The gentle loving hands that rock the cradle will surely rule the world. Female energy is at its peak, which may point to a woman ruling the presidential race in 2016 in a possible scenario of last-minute changes.

What else does the Year of the Sheep bring to all of us?  Find out here.

Photo credit: Shawn Calhoun

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Brilliant Female Foreign Policy Minds Exist. Let’s Unearth Them.

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As the New York Times article Binders Full of women Foreign Policy Experts states, “brilliant female foreign policy minds exist in spades — it’s just a matter of how we get them on the op-ed page and on television talking about their expertise on a level equal to men. The stakes are high, not only for gender parity, but for our perceptions of the world.”

Let’s work together to break barriers for women — whether in the media, taking a business global or elsewhere.  We need to own our expertise and go after whatever we want to accomplish in life.

Are you with me?  If so, give a Tweet!

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Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

What It’s Like to Be a Global Woman Entrepreneur

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Anisha Singh, Founder and CEO of MyDala.com, provides five pointers for women entrepreneurs in the making:

  1. Be proud to be a woman entrepreneur — stand out rather than be a part of the crowd.
  2. Believe in yourself — if you doubt yourself, so will others.
  3. Don’t quit — never, ever give up.
  4. Innovate constantly — innovation is the spice (and growth) of a business.
  5. Avoid distraction – focus on what you are good at and put blinders on to everything else.

Read the entire article:  Five Tips for Start-ups

Photo courtesy:  MyDala.com

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Advice On Starting a Business: Start Small and Do Not Extend Your Resources

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Laura Dunn, Social Media and Communications Professional, Founder and Editor of Political Style, Director of LED Media, Journalist and Author, interviews Martine Ilana, Founder of La Mer Collections.  I’ve extrapolated two key points from the interview (for those pressed for time):

What advice can you offer to women who want to start their own business?

Start small and do not over extend your resources.

What do you want La Mer to accomplish in the next year?

My ultimate vision for La Mer Collections is to create a internationally recognized lifestyle oriented accessory brand that is known to create beautiful, high quality designed items, that are design-wise accessible and understood in domestic and foreign markets, along with physically distributed in markets in a strategic way that positions the brand in its best light.

La Mer Collections was established in 2001 and makes handmade wrap watches.

Read the entire article:  Women in Business Q&A:  Martine Ilana, Founder of La Mer Collections

Photo courtesy:  La Mer Collections

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney


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