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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!

Heads Over Heels Helps Women Ask for Money

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Sydney network Heads Over Heels is designed to rival “the boys club.”

Every few months, 70 high-powered executives meet for Heads Over Heels. They listen to business pitches from female entrepreneurs, then break into small, revolving “huddles,” where the women “call out” for customers, money or advice.

What are the results?

  • StorReduce co-founder Vanessa Wilson raised $400,000 in seed funding.
  • Event software company Ivvy raised $1 million.
  • Enabled Employment raised close to $400,000 in seed funding.

Are you ready to grow?  Then reach out to Heads Over Heels.  Learn more.

Screenshot courtesy:  Heads Over Heels

World’s Largest Entrepreneurial Community

A virtual global marketplace just for entrepreneurs:  EFactor

  • Join a network of thousands of like-minded entrepreneurs
  • Learn from mentors and experts
  • Find investors and promote your start-up
  • Take advantage of exclusive special offers and deals

About EFactor

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Posted by: Laurel Delaney

Fueling the Power of Global Women Entrepreneurs

Introducing the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network brought to you by Dell and Intel, in partnership with Bloomberg LINK.  Its purpose is to help women entrepreneurs network with other businesses across the globe and share best practices within the unique and challenging world of running high-growth companies to make it to the next level.

The first meet up with will take place during the World Expo, Shanghai 2010, on June 20-22, 2010. This inaugural event is an extension of Dell’s “Take Your Own Path” campaign, highlighting how entrepreneurs’ innovative use of technology results directly in business success.

Learn more here.

Connect via Linked In invite here.

Twitter hashtag #DWEN or follow @DellSMBnews.

Photo credit:  Dell Shanghai

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney


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