Archive for the 'Leadership' Category

Mary Dillon: Making the World More Beautiful

screen-shot-2016-10-23-at-4-13-13-pmMary Dillon (pictured), who runs Ulta Beauty, a place where women can get all their beauty needs met, is bucking a trend.  Where many big name retailers are closing locations, the beauty retailer recently opened its 900th location, more than double the number five years ago.  The company reached total sales of $3.9 billion in 2015, nearly three times 2008 sales levels.

Will there be room for international growth at Ulta over the next couple of years?  That’s the question that begs to be asked.  With its rapidly growing e-commerce business, one would think so.

Read more:  How Ulta and Mary Dillon Are Winning the Beauty Battle

__________________________________________

Note: Don’t miss our next WEGG webinar 11/2 on “Introduction to Value Added Tax (VAT) When Doing Business Overseas,” and presented by Britta Eriksson, co-founder, president and CEO, Euro VAT Refund, Inc.  Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6659176058705524994. Event is no charge but you must register in advance to attend.

__________________________________________

Women Worldwide Are a Pillar of the Post-Recession Recovery

WomenWorldwideAreAPillarOfThePost-RecessionRecovery

According to The Centre for Entrepreneurs in London, women entrepreneurs:

  1. Focus more on sustainable growth.
  2. Pay more attention to mitigating risks.
  3. Are less prone to over-confidence.

Other interesting facts about women entrepreneurs that Eric F. Frazier talks about in “Well-Rounded Leadership:  The Nature and Nurture of Female Entrepreneurs:

  • Women own or manage about 30 percent of businesses worldwide, as reported by the International Labor Organization.
  • These 9.4 million [U.S.] women-owned enterprises employ 7.9 million people and generate $1.5 trillion in annual revenues.
  • Increasing 74 percent since 1997 and 21 percent since 2007, women-owned businesses are a pillar of the post-recession recovery.

Read the entire article:  Well-Rounded Leadership:  The Nature and Nurture of Female Entrepreneurs

Note:  Don’t miss our next WEGG webinar 4/13.  Register here.  Event is no charge but you must register in advance to attend.

Meet Our New Board of Directors for Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global (WEGG)

WEGGIn order to meet the needs of fast-growing women-led/owned business owners and entrepreneurs like yourself, we are changing the formal structure of WEGG and will announce more about it soon.  It takes a village to accomplish great things in our world so I’d like to take a moment to introduce you to our new Board.  With International Women’s Day today, this is great time to feel proud to be a woman and for WEGG to make this announcement.  After all, the women of the world make it happen not just today, but everyday.

The following individuals have committed to building WEGG into an educational organization where every women business owner and entrepreneur can learn everything imaginable about how to take a business global — wherever she might be located.

Laurel Delaney

Laurel J. Delaney is founder and president of Chicago-based GlobeTrade.com, a management consulting company that helps entrepreneurs and small businesses go global. The United States Small Business Administration has recognized Ms. Delaney as a world-renowned global small business expert by naming her the Illinois Exporter of the Year. She is the author of … read more.

Laura Fairman

Laura Fairman is the Founder and Lead Designer of Blue Canvas, a web and graphic design consultancy. For 14 years Laura has enabled small and mid-size businesses to have confidence in all facets of their online and printed marketing.  Laura is motivated by … read more.

Patti Ross

Patricia Ross is President and Founder of Patricia Ross & Associates, Inc., a consulting company that provides one-on-one coaching to individuals who are interested in building key business relationships and strengthening their leadership skills. She helps clients create and implement a strategy for successful career growth.  Ms. Ross was formerly … read more.

Nancy Stachnik

While working her way through Mundelein College as a bank teller, Nancy discovered she had a knack for numbers. This led to a long and rewarding career as a community banker in Chicago. A seasoned veteran of the rollicking financial M&A … read more.

Kati Suominen

Dr. Kati Suominen is Founder and CEO of both the equity crowdfunding platform TradeUp Capital Fund and the trade research firm Nextrade Group, LLC.  She is also Adjunct Professor at UCLA Anderson School of Management and Adjunct Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).  She previously served as Fellow … read more.

A big welcome to these new Board members, each of whom brings the kind of intellect, creativity, commitment and energy that WEGG needs to to grow in the future.

Photo courtesy:  WEGG

 

50 Most Powerful and Influential Business Women in Ireland

Screen Shot 2014-05-11 at 4.03.24 PM

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]

Photo courtesy:  Flickr

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Women Are Ready to Lead In All Aspects of Business Worldwide

SonyaBrown

As General Partner at Norwest Venture Partners Sonya Brown (pictured) says:

“Women are in a key position to take on all aspects of the current business environment including networking, technology, social networks – and more. They are more open to seeking resources and relationships to help with this balancing act and tend to leverage their networks to identify the best available resources to streamline their lives and accelerate their companies.”

And don’t you think social business also means more women worldwide starting businesses or taking their businesses wherever their customers are?
Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

A Saner Life: Freedom to Choose

According to The Atlantic article by Anne-Marie Slaughter, “Why Women Can’t Have It All,” we’ve come a long way baby – or have we?

It’s time to stop fooling ourselves, says a woman who left a position of power: the women who have managed to be both mothers and top professionals are superhuman, rich, or self-employed. If we truly believe in equal opportunity for all women, here’s what has to change.

Stew Friedman, Practice Professor of Management at the Wharton School and blogger for Harvard Business Review addresses this topic with his perspective, “Having It All” Is Not a Women’s Issue.  He believes this is a critical societal issue with great economic consequence.

For our women readers across the globe, what’s your take?

Learn more (and be sure to read the comments):

Why Women Can’t Have It All

“Having It All” Is Not a Women’s Issue

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

 

 

 

Enlighten Your Business: Allow Women to Lead

Sharon Allen writes:

As an accountant for the past 38 years, I have long believed that numbers tell a story. For many years, I have seen a steady stream of research whose numbers confirm the impressive contributions made by the relatively few women at the highest levels of leadership in business today. So it only makes sense that more women serving in these roles will lead to greater business performance and economic growth.

Who is Ms. Allen?

Sharon Allen is Chairman of the Board for Deloitte LLP where she leads the board in providing oversight and guidance to the management of the U.S. Firm and its subsidiaries. Frequently honored for her contributions to business and community leadership, Sharon was named to Forbes’ list of “The 100 Most Powerful Women in the World” for four consecutive years.

And you will absolutely understand how she got to where she is at when you read this eloquent blog post for Deloitte on The Gender Divide (a must read): Making the Business Case For Investing in Women.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Boxgirls International: Train Hard, Live Proud

Boxgirls International (http://www.boxgirls.org/) is a social profit organization that supports women and girls using boxing programs as a catalyst for social change in their cities.

They believe that a well designed and delivered sport and leadership program changes girls’ lives worldwide.

Learn more about Boxgirls International here.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney


WEGG Mission

Our mission 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.

Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. EIN/Tax ID #47-2956522.
Register for next WEGG webinar!
View All WEGG Webinars
WEGG Newsletter Sign Up
Join us for more WEGG Grow Global Workshops in 2017!

Join 729 other followers

Categories

Archives

Ask a Question

Honors & Awards

Use Smile Amazon and WEGG receives a .05% donation from Amazon on eligible purchases.

Donate Your Gift Card to WEGG!

Not know what to do with your Starbucks or Target Gift Card?  Put it to good use.  Exchange it for a donation to WEGG!  You will receive a tax receipt for the entire full value or any unused balance of your card.

Copyright Notice

©2008-2017 Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global.
All rights reserved.

%d bloggers like this: