Archive for February, 2016

Start, Scale and Grow Your Business Globally

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The Women’s Entrepreneurial Centers of Resources, Education, Access, and Training for Economic Empowerment (WECREATE) Center in Nairobi is a center launched by the U.S. Department of State to empower women and promote entrepreneurship globally.

The WECREATE|KENYA Center is one of the three centers announced by President Obama during the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) held in Nairobi on July 2015. It is the second of its kind in Africa and will provide women with tailored, experiential-based education and resources to support their specific needs to start, scale, and grow businesses.

Read more:  Kenya Women Get Support Center

Note:  Don’t miss our upcoming WEGG webinar on March 2nd at 11:00 a.m. Central time on how to protect your intellectual property and presented by legal expert Susan Meyer, Counsel, Nixon Peabody.  The webinar is no charge but you must register to attend: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6046842634637321474. See you there!

How Jordanian Women Are Making Progress Toward Gender Equality

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Jordan is considered one of the more progressive countries in the Middle East for women’s rights, and has established a legacy focused on the positive future of gender equality.  Want to learn more about Jordan and meet with top female leaders and everyday Jordanian women to learn how the country is going about making progress toward gender equality?  Your wish is about to come true.

A 10-day journey is coming up on August 29, 2016.  Take a look at the following information now to determine if you want to participate in the program (prices start at U.S. $6,795 per person).  Here’s a glimpse of the itinerary:

  1. Welcome to Jordan
  2. Jordan’s Capital City
  3. Female Cooperatives in Jordan
  4. Female Inheritance and Ownership
  5. Aqaba and the Red Sea
  6. A Night in the Valley of the Moon
  7. The Ancient City of Petra
  8. Nabatean Pottery and Amman
  9. Women in the Arts
  10. Homeward Bound

Learn more:  The Women of Jordan

Note:  Our next WEGG webinar is held on 3/2 and is about how to protect your intellectual property.  It’s no charge.  Get more details and register here.

Giving Wings to Female Entrepreneurs

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Dr. Agnieszka Klucznik-Törő (pictured), founder and general manager of the International Center for Entrepreneurship (ICE), says:

In the past two decades, female entrepreneurs have accounted for around a third of all businesses in the UK, 26% in France and 37% all businesses in the USA. Yet, women constitute of 52% of the total population in Europe.

Recognizing these challenges, WINGS, the European Network of Female Entrepreneurs, was launched to take action and offer support.  The platform is available in nine European languages, reaches out to users in 24 countries, and has nearly 22 000 visitors.

Women face many challenges in relation to entrepreneurship.  Here are a three that Dr. Agnieszka Klucznik-Törő talks about in her article:

  1. Lack of business ideas and knowledge
  2. Fear of failure
  3. Low entrepreneurial self-efficacy

Read more:  Entrepreneurship:  the ‘she’ factor

Speaking of giving wings to female entrepreneurs worldwide, USA-based WEGG has its next webinar scheduled for March 2nd at 11:00 a.m. Central time and will be presented by legal expert Susan Meyer.  She’ll discuss everything you need to know about protecting your best global business asset: intellectual property.  Register here — it’s no charge! Note:  WEGG webinar presenters are signed up on the LinkedIn WEGG Group to answer questions immediately following webinars and to mentor female entrepreneurs worldwide.  Go here to get on board!

Protecting Your Intellectual Property Globally (Webinar)

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Our WEGG board member, Kati Suominen, gave a captivating webinar on, “Financing Your International Business:  Plan Early and Smart.”  If you didn’t have a chance to participate, you can access her talk here at your convenience.  She covered:

  • Export credit insurance: Getting paid from a foreign buyer
  • Export working capital: Getting money to fulfill international orders
  • Factoring: Getting advance payment for your foreign A/R
  • Buyer finance: Finding money for your foreign buyer to buy from you
  • Growth capital: Getting long-term debt or equity to scale production and international sales

You can also access Kati’s PowerPoint here.

SusanMeyerUp next month:  Everyone knows that protecting your intellectual property globally — e.g., domain names, copyrights, patents and the like — is not easy.  The biggest challenge is how to do it effectively and on a shoestring. The good news is that our presenter, Susan Meyer (pictured) Counsel with Nixon Peabody, will show you how with the hour she has to talk about how to protect your intellectual property globally on March 2nd at 11:00 a.m. Central Time.  The WEGG webinar is no charge but you must register to attend.  Go here to register and learn more: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6046842634637321474

Walk away from the webinar with resources, recommendations, and suggestions to help you protect what matters most at your business.


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