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Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global Export Workshop in Chicago 11/9

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Don’t miss our first on-the-ground WEGG Export Workshop held at the Polsky Exchange (formerly Chicago Innovation Exchange) on Wednesday, November 9th from 9:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. (noon). You will hear from Lisa Bitsky, President, Automated Design Corp. and winner of the Exporter of the Year award, as she shares how she took her company global.

We’ll also take a short tour of the Polsky Exchange to see first hand what innovation and inspiration looks like when it comes to business creation.

To learn more and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wegg-workshop-on-exporting-tickets-25724870781. Registration: $20. Students: $10. First 10 students who sign up attend no-charge thanks to a generous donor.  Coffee, tea and muffins will be served.

upssmalllogoSpecial thanks to IBM and UPS for their sponsorship and support to this event.

See you there!

How to Finance Your Global Growth

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Our WEGG Board member, Chantal Wittman, V.P. International Trade Sales, MB Financial Bank, wrote a great article on “How to Finance Your Global Growth.”  You can access it here.  One tip she shares:

“Today most U.S. export sales are made to private sector buyers in both developing and developed markets. Ex-Im Bank and private sector credit insurance policies can be used to protect the risk of non-payment from foreign buyers, while extending payment terms that can range from a few days to five years, or longer. These insurance policies can also be assigned to U.S. banks to allow for advances on foreign receivables.”

Read more:  “How to Finance Your Global Growth

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next_up_13July_2016_wegginarNote: Don’t miss our next WEGG webinar 7/13 on “China Exports: Growing Brand Recognition Locally First,” and presented by expert Nicole àBeckett, President of Mercatura Global. Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1045496295028407041. Event is no charge but you must register in advance to attend.

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And one more thing!  If you are based in Chicago, don’t miss a great LIVE event on July 13th  where one of our past WEGG presenters, Louise Kern, will be discussing Saving Your #$%:  Due Diligence in International Transactions.  To find out more and to register, visit: http://calendar.itagc.org/docs/ITAGC_Calendar_8255.pdf (fee involved).  Be sure to mention WEGG when you register to get your special discount.

Screenshot courtesy:  MB Financial

Jack Ma Gets It: Women Are a Driving Force in our Global Economy

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Women are a driving force in our global economy.  That’s part of the reason we started WEGG back in 2008!  Jack Ma, founder of China-based e-commerce platform Alibaba, recently announced to the world his support for women and youth entrepreneurs, and said that they were the driving force behind his “She Era” conference that he organized in Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province, on May 20.

Ma said this:

“The world will become more beautiful in terms of women’s engagement.”

Beautiful may not be the only word to describe the contributions women are making not just in China but the rest of the world.  In China alone, for example, more than half of online stores are opened by full-time housewives, especially on Alibaba’s business-to-customer platforms including Taobao.com and Tmall.com.

At WEGG, we believe the world will become more prosperous and healthier as a result of women’s contributions worldwide.  You watch.  WEGG is on a mission to prove it. And we have every intention to reach out to Jack Ma for support.

Screenshot courtesy:  Yibada

Women First in Global Economy

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The International Women Entrepreneurs Forum (IWEF) brings together women entrepreneurs from around the world.  The current program started in Istanbul and runs until today – May 4th. The panelists reflected on the role of women in the global economy and Turkish economy.

“One million new jobs have been added to the Turkish economy in Turkey, 500,000 of them are for women, which is great for Turkey to grow because the more women are employed the more productive our country becomes,” says Mehmet Büyükekşi, President of the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly.

Learn more about the three-day IWEF program and get involved here.

Photo courtesy:  jikatu

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Florida Has It Right: Helping Women Business Owners Export

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The Florida Women’s Business Center will present a breakfast seminar this Tuesday, February 5th to help local businesses identify resources to take their products and services global such as through trade missions, grants and export assistance.

Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll will address the conference, which also will feature a panel and talks byBusinessWomenROCK representatives from the Small Business Administration, Enterprise Florida and the Department of Commerce.

The seminar starts 8:30 a.m. at the Wyndham Hotel in Boca Raton (U.S. 75.00 fee).

For more information and to register visit:  Florida Women’s Business Center News

Illustration credits:  Florida Women’s Business Center News

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Men: Step Up in High Heels For a Global Cause

What is it like to walk in someone else’s shoes, especially a woman’s in high heels?  Well men, listen up and get walking!

The KL Global Walk will be held on Father’s Day (June 19) near Amcorp Mall, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. The event is part of The Global “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes” Day (globalwalkamileday.thepixelproject.net) in conjunction with The Pixel Project’s Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign.

The global cause:  To end violence against women.

Learn more here.

Illustration credit here.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Dell Delivers for Top Women Entrepreneurs the World Over

Dell is hosting the second annual Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) on June 5-7, 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Agenda here.  Speakers here.  The event expects to attract more than 100 fellow female business executives, business icons, experts and thought leaders.

Connect.  Share best practices.  Build business opportunities.  Learn from one another.  Recognize the global women entrepreneurial influence in business and technology.  Join other female business leaders from around the globe as they celebrate the impact women-owned businesses have on today’s economy.

Topics covered:

·         Doing business in Brazil;
·         How the right technology strategy can promote business growth;
·         Increasing customer and employee loyalty;
·         Taking social media to social commerce;
·         Scaling for growth;
·         Talent management;
·         Learning from Gen Y; and,
·         The female consumer as a hot market segment for any industry.

Venue and travel information, go here.

This event is supported by Endeavor and Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Happy 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day

Here is a briefing on the 2011 International Women of Courage Awards.

Special Briefing
Melanne Verveer
Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues

Henriette Ekwe Ebongo, Maria Bashir
Washington, DC
March 8, 2011

MS. FULTON: Good afternoon and welcome to the Department of State. I’m pleased to greet you today on the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.
Read the entire script here.
Pictured:  Hillary Clinton
Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

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