Why is it easier than ever now to take your business global? Does exporting present challenges for women business owners and entrepreneurs? What factors influence a woman business owner to go global? Is there an organization that fosters global growth for businesses in a simple, engaging and affordable manner?
To find out the answers to these questions, read more.
Note: Don’t miss our next WEGG webinar 5/10/17 on “How to Improve Your Website For Global Customers,” and presented by John Yunker, Co-founder of Byte Level Research, author of “Think Outside the Country.” Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4596645079593705731.
Event is no charge but you must register in advance to attend.
Women are leading the charge in taking their businesses global and the United States is a frontrunner with other nations following suit.
Our friend and colleague Rieva Lesonsky, CEO and cofounder, GrowBiz Media says:
I’ve [Rieva Lesonky] seen this firsthand over the past three years as I traveled to Brazil, India and Turkey, meeting scores of international women entrepreneurs at various states of business ownership, from startup to global expansion. The good news is these women don’t have to go it alone. There are organizations [such as WEGG] and events to help them come together, solve common challenges and exchange support.
Read more: What Global Women Business Owners Need to Grow
Note: Don’t miss our next WEGG webinar 8/24 on “Reach Multilingual Markets: Creating Content, Developing Effective Partnerships, and Utilizing Translation Technology,” and presented by expert Jennifer Murphy, Director of Marketing, Eriksen Translations, Inc. Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8702241284561995012. Event is no charge but you must register in advance to attend.
Published February 13, 2016
Country specific , Education , global women entrepreneurs , Mentoring (Peer to peer) , Networking , Research
Tags: African female entrepreneurs, Agnieszka Klucznik-Törő, SHE factor, WEGG, WINGS
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:
- Lack of business ideas and knowledge
- Fear of failure
- 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!
Published December 27, 2015
Education , Exporting , Seasonal , Webinar , WEGG event
Tags: going global, Happy 2016, it's an imperative, WEGG, WEGG webinar, WEGG Wednesday
Wishing you a new year where going global is not a choice but an imperative for the growth and health of your business.
Start out right and sign up for our webinar on WEGG Wednesday, January 6th:
See you there and don’t forget to bring in 2016 with good cheer, good health and lots of love.
Oh, and one other detail. It’s not too late to give the gift of going global. Before the year ends, donate to WEGG for your contribution will create affordable, accessible, and high-impact education programming that helps women business owners and entrepreneurs grow globally. Visit: https://womenentrepreneursgrowglobal.org/donate/ to make your donation. Your gift is an investment in a brighter future for everyone.
Two winning entrepreneurs from a Women’s Entrepreneurship Day breakfast hosted in Barbados, Nadaline Cummings of Caribbean E-Waste Management and Marcia Weekes of Step By Step Productions, are pioneers in exporting in non-traditional sectors. Take Marcia, for example:
Marcia Weekes is a pioneer in the film industry in Barbados, producing films through her company, Step by Step Productions, since 2008. Her first film,Hush, played to thousands of secondary school students in Barbados and to sold-out crowds at the Olympus Theatres. She had similar success with her Hush 2 and Hush 3 movies, and her movie Chrissy was nominated for Best International Film at the Bronze Lens Film Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. She has exported her films to the Caribbean and the diaspora.
Congratulations to both award winners. We are very proud of you!
What this tells us is that whether it is Marcia in Barbados or Mary from Chicago, women are ready to export and only need knowledge and access to markets to go beyond the borders. WEGG will provide both.
Don’t forget to sign up for more information on our first WEGG webinar “Getting Started in Exporting: Ready Your Business for Growth” on Jan. 6, 2016.
Read more: Wowed by the women
It’s official! Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global (WEGG) has been launched and is committed to helping women-owned and women-led businesses increase their access to knowledge about exporting their products or services, grow their revenue, create jobs, and make an even more impactful contribution to their families and the economy.
Read the news (11/18/15): New Education-based Nonprofit to Help Women Business Owners Export
And be sure to sign up to receive information about our first webinar scheduled for Wednesday, January 6, 2016. We call these educational webinars WEGG Wednesdays and they will take place the first Wednesday of every month in 2016 with the goal to help you take your business to the next level of growth through exports.
We are thrilled, honored and humbled to make the prestigious Top 20 list of resources for women entrepreneurs in 2015.
Here’s what StarterPad said about Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global (WEGG):
As the name suggests, the mission behind Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global is to introduce women-owned businesses all over the world to the global opportunity. They want to empower every woman worldwide to go global. Originally started in 2008, the website …
Learn about the other great resources and sites mentioned for women entrepreneurs in the StarterPad list: 20 Best Sites for Female Entrepreneurs in 2015
We’ll say it for you: We rock!
Illustration courtesy: StarterPad
Published May 30, 2015
Economic growth , Education , global women entrepreneurs
Tags: GEDI, GEW, Global Entrepreneurship and Development, Global Entrepreneurship Week, take businesses global, untapped global economic potential, WEGG, women entrepreneurs grow global
According to the International Labor Organization, there are 812 million women living in developing countries with the potential to contribute more fully to their economies. Furthermore, in emerging markets, supporting women to be entrepreneurial, not to mention globally entrepreneurial, helps reduce poverty for women, their families and their communities.
And yet, according to Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the Gender GEDI (Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index) found that in nearly three quarters of the 30 countries surveyed, conditions for female entrepreneurship and business growth were unfavorable. That’s where WEGG will be stepping in to make a difference.
Along with GEW, we will drive a worldwide movement to engage, support and train female entrepreneurs to take their businesses global. Watch for more news on this coming soon.
Meanwhile, pay a visit to GEW to see how you might get involved in their women’s entrepreneurial push November 16-22, 2015.