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We Must Create Equal Opportunities for Both Men and Women

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The World Economic Forum 2016 held in Davos and committing to improving the state of the world — may not reflect the real world, but it does reflect the upper echelons of corporate life where one asks:  where are the women?

Of the 2,500 participants at this year’s conclave of chief executives, central bankers and billionaire investors, only 18 percent were women, a touch above the 17 percent global average for female representation on corporate boards.

We must create equal opportunities for both men and women.  As one spokesperson said, “Until we have women CEOs, how are you going to move the needle?”

Read more:  Davos Man seeks Davos Women

Note:  We are happy and proud to report that our WEGG Board member, Kati Suominen, is attending the World Economic Forum 2016 Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.  She is also presenting at our next WEGG Wednesday webinar, 2/3.  Register here (no charge).  Hope you can join us.

The World Needs More Women Entrepreneurs

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A report by The Economist (11/18/13) quoting Tory Burch (pictured), chief executive and designer, Tory Burch, indicates investing in businesswomen will boost the economy for everyone.  The article goes on to say:

Women’s empowerment will be front and centre in 2014 [and the rest of our lifetime] as more companies, communities and countries invest in women’s entrepreneurship.

Read more:  Why the world needs women entrepreneurs

Women’s entrepreneurship is not a passing fashion.  It’s here to stay and will only keep growing globally.

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8 Tips From a Turkish Television Star

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President Barack Obama with Baybars Altuntas.

What does a television star have to do with growing global?  Plenty and through an interview, I had a chance to bring it all out. First though, it started with having the perfect combination of collaborating on a book deal (“Planet Entrepreneur“), being a member of the same global entrepreneurial membership organization (World Entrepreneurship Forum) and wanting to stay in touch with an amazing human being:  Baybars Altuntas.

That’s how I pulled off interviewing Baybars (http://baybarsaltuntasnotes.com/about/), who in addition to being a Turkish star, is an global entrepreneur, best-selling author, angel investor, columnist, president of Deulcom International-Economist 100 Franchise Brand of Turkey-president of the Business Angels Association of Turkey, executive board member of the European Trade Association for Business Angels & Seed Funds (EBAN) and the World Entrepreneurship Forum’s ambassador to Turkey and the Balkan countries.

Here’s what came out of our discussion.  You’ll find eight tips for becoming a global entrepreneur.

Read the entire interview:  An Interview With Turkish Star, Global Entrepreneur and Best-Selling Author, Baybars Altuntas

Photo courtesy Baybars Altuntas

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Despite Advances, Laws Still Limit Global Women Entrepreneurs

International Brand of Choice: Irish-Owned Clevamama

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How did two sisters, Suzanne Browne and Martina Delaney (unrelated to me), set up an Irish-owned and family-run baby products business Clevamama and in a decade achieve international success?  We’ll get to that but first, here’s one of the questions asked of Suzanne in an interview:

Do you think being a woman made it more of a challenge to get to your position and, if so, how?

I don’t think being female was either a help or a hindrance, I think if you have a good product, a good company and good people, then you’re half way there.  The rest relies on hard work, determination and guts.

Read the entire interview here.

Suzanne’s parting words:  “Entrepreneurship is something everyone can have — you just need a plan, structure and belief.”

Photo courtesy:  stock.xchng

Businesswomen Know How to Rock Our World

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Over at Small Business Trends, Susan Payton writes about several inspiring women entrepreneurs who rock our world.

Read:  Women Rock the World

And if you like that, then you will most certainly like:

6 Secrets of Women Entrepreneurs Who Built $10 Million Companies

Elite women-owned businesses — those earning $10 million in revenue annually — are growing in numbers almost 50% faster than $10 million business in general and nearly 100% faster than all women-owned businesses, according to …

Photo courtesy: ©2013 Laurel Delaney. All rights reserved. “Women Rock”

Posted by: Laurel Delaney

Ideal Country for Women Starting a Business?

According to “India is Great For Women Entrepreneurs, Bad For Women.  How Is This Possible?,” Amit Midha, Dell’s Chairman For Global Emerging Markets says:

“We have found the ideal country for a woman starting a business in 2012 could well be India.”

How can this be?

An analysis of the countries where women are rising the fastest shows India as “South Asia’s bright spot for female entrepreneurs” and Indian business hub Silicon India highlights women entrepreneurs who have been successful in India: “10 Most Powerful Indian women entrepreneurs.”

Yet a poll conducted by Thomas Reuters TrustLaw shows that India is the worst G20 country (refer to right chart) to be a woman.  There seems to be a big disconnect here.

Read the entire article here.

WEGG has a lot of women readers from India.  Do you agree or disagree?  What’s the reason for the disconnect?  We welcome hearing from you.

Illustration credits:  G20 Women – TrustLaw

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Are you a Star Tech Global Entrepreneur?

Esther Dyson (pictured), a longtime angel investor in technology startups, discusses what makes a successful entrepreneur and what doesn’t. Learn about her former company:  EDventure.com and her new interest here.

Read:  Angel Investor Esther Dyson on the Traits of Rock Start Tech Leaders

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney


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