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Make Your Global Online Shoppers Feel at Home Wherever They Are


Registration is still open for our FREE November 7th, 2018 wegginar®, with presenter Cristina Bandal, Industry Segment Manager of Retail and Consumer Goods for UPS.

Cristina has an extensive career with UPS, working within the marketing functions. She has worked with merchants in the retail and high tech industries. Cristina makes customer experiences valuable, by improving the shopper’s experiences. Her most recent assignment helps enable merchants to sell outside the US through UPS technology.

If 95% of the worlds population lives outside the US, why are some merchants still only selling to the domestic market? Complex rules, costly risks and high transportation costs make it difficult for small businesses to merge into new markets. UPS i-parcel not only offers a solution to these merchants, but provides a frictionless experience to international consumers.

wegginar® participants can expect to learn how to…

  1. Offer international consumers the same shopping experience on your website that you offer to shoppers in the US.

  2. Avoid complicated and costly international shipping that will ultimately improve your conversion rate.
  3. Enable new international markets with just a click and reach a world of consumers.
  4. Make your online shoppers feel at home anywhere

wegg® aims to make resources for going global accessible to all women entrepreneurs, and our wegginars® are free thanks to our sponsors. To register for the event, visit this link: 

How Jordanian Women Are Making Progress Toward Gender Equality


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.

10 Myths On Why Women Don’t Go Abroad

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan dispells ten myths on why women don’t go abroad.

First, here’s a snippet of an interesting fact:

According to a recent study by ANZ recruitment agency Hydrogen Group, women who want to further their career should work overseas.  All of the 2,637 professional women surveyed in Global Professionals on the Move 2011 said they would recommend working abroad.

Read the entire article:

Women Move Up by Moving Overseas

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Daring to Dare Yourself: Thrillophilia

Meet Ms. Chitra Gurnani, co-founder of Thrillophilia (established 2008), which offers different adventure sport trips in India.  They cater to various sports such as trekking, rafting and camping.  It’s considered a one-spot destination shop of adventure in India.

Dare to dare yourself.  Learn more:

Thrillophilia Adventure Tours Pvt. Ltd.

And pay a visit to their blogChitra Gurnani LinkedIn

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Eat, Pray, Love and Go Global

For women worldwide who read the book, “Eat, Pray, Love” by American author Elizabeth Gilbert and see the movie starring Julia Roberts (pictured), how might you take a similar journey to Gilbert’s but turn the global experience into a successful business at the same time?


Could the real Elizabeth Gilbert have survived her divorce without leaving New York?  Maybe.  I mean, probably.  I think it’s safe to assume she would have gone on breathing, like the rest of us.  But would she have become who she is today?  Doubtful.  After all, the whole point of Gilbert’s global journey was to find herself – to define herself in a way that had nothing to do with her career or her past loves.

Read more here.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Do’s and Taboos For Women Conducting Business Worldwide

Do’s and Taboos Around the World for Women in Business has been around for a number of years. The co-author, Roger E. Axtell, with more than 30 years of experience in international trade, has written several books with the same theme of Do’s and Taboos (e.g., Around the World and of International Trade — the first one was published around 1985). But this book, in particular, may be interest to you if you want to seriously learn the rules of the world for conducting business as a businesswoman.

From the publisher:

This invaluable resource features tips on everything from traveling safely and wardrobe to helpful advice on balancing an international career with family life. Draws on the experiences of more than 100 men and women who have succeeded in international business and addresses a wide range of do’s and taboos faced by women working or living abroad: from body language to health concerns to dating and sex. Offers country-by-country listing of the rules for proper dress, speech, table manners, etc., and resources listing the best schools, courses, and language training, advice on finding mentors, and more.

Learn more and purchase the book here.

Posted by: Laurel Delaney

Gifts For Globetrotters That Keep On Giving

If you looking for special gifts this year that “give back,” take a look at some of the suggestions Carol Pucci, Seattle Times Newspaper staff columnist makes in her latest column.

“Giving back: Holiday gift ideas for travelers”

Here’s a sneak preview of a few:

• Help someone interested in world travel connect with a sweet-potato seller in Tanzania or a butcher in Nicaragua through This is the San Francisco nonprofit that uses the Internet to link small lenders with entrepreneurs in 187 countries, including the United States.

•  Gifts made by women in Nepal are for sale at Global Daughter (, an online fair-trade boutique started by Seattleites Erin Miller and Erika Mosebach.

•  Eugene, Ore.-based Friendship with Cambodia plans an 11-day trip in January that will weave sightseeing at the Angkor Wat temples with humanitarian work such as taking children from families with AIDS on a field trip. Details at

And one that I track via a wonderful newsletter is Global Girlfriend.  Any other ideas and suggestions?

Pictured:  Peruvian Blooming Luggage Tag at Global Girlfriend.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Take Time Out to Recharge, Reflect and Rejuvenate


One of the things we tend to stress about is that we never have enough time to do all the things we want to do in life or with our business.  But to stay fresh and relevant, I wholeheartedly recommend a time-out from business (oftimes referred to as a “vacation”) once in while.  I haven’t taken one in a long time (other than weekends and even those are limited) so you can imagine how I fantasized about this blog post entitled:

Take a Second Honeymoom in Italy

Dianne Hales does a magnificent job detailing the romance that Italy offers and, as I see it, it doesn’t have to be a second honeymoon to appreciate Italy’s passion.  It could be your get-away from business — alone, with a friend, partner or husband — to recharge, reflect and rejuvenate yourself!

Check it out here.

Posted by: Laurel Delaney

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