Monday, June 18, 2018

Storytelling for Business

When it comes to getting people engaged and willing to act, storytelling is one of the keys of success in business.
Stories engage people in various ways – not just in their minds but also in their emotions, values and imaginations.
Read more about 3 companies that excel in utilizing storytelling as their key tool of communication.

Review the infographic here.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Taking Care of Your Mental Health as an Entrepreneur

With the recent deaths of creative entrepreneur Kate Spade and celebrity chef and journalist Andy Bourdain, there is no better time then NOW to focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle while, at the same time, driving results at your business.

For example, how can you recognize when our determination is leading you down a path towards depression?

Find out here.

Monday, June 04, 2018

2018 WPO 50 Fastest Facts

"Since 2007, the WPO launched the listing of the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies to focus much-needed attention on the vital role that women-owned/led companies have in boosting the economy and enhancing overall job growth,” notes WPO President and Founder Dr. Marsha Firestone.

Facts about the 2018 WPO 50 Fastest:
  • Average age of women-owner/leader is 51; with half of the winners in their 30’s and 40’s
  • Aggregate revenue is $8.3 billion, up $1 billion from last year
  • Average 2017 revenue was $165.3 million
  • Average number of employees on first day: 13; projected average for 2018: 799
Funding sources at company start:
  • 70% with their own funds
  • 12% with funds from friends and family
  • 4% with a bank loan
  • 8% with a line of credit
  • 4% with a credit card
  • 4% with private investors/angels
Read more about the 2018 Winners of 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies Announced by Women Presidents’ Organization

Monday, May 28, 2018

Moving Beyond Startup Stage

For two decades the Women Presidents' Organization has brought together women pioneers spearheading multimillion-dollar businesses to continue that journey of success.

“In 1955 there were 500 corporations on the Fortune list. Today only 61 of those companies still exist. Typically, the only time an organization changes is when it’s backed into a corner. The old adage ‘Innovate or Die’ still applies. Don’t be one of these unfortunate enterprises left by the side of the road. Disruptive thinking has revolutionised the business landscape,” said Dr Marsha Firestone, WPO President and Founder.

Learn more about the Women Presidents' Organization.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Most Powerful Women International Summit in London

The Fortune Most Powerful Women (MPW) International Summit, which is taking place in London on June 11-12, includes Lloyd's of London CEO Inga Beale on how she leads the company culture to promote inclusion, World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva on global economies, Bank of America vice chairman Anne Finucane on the bank's outlook on Brexit, and U.S. Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchinson on her top priorities of military cooperation, intelligence-gathering, and combating terrorism.

The MPW International Summit is the cornerstone of the global expansion of Fortune Most Powerful Women, which started as a conference and has evolved into the preeminent community of women leaders in business and beyond.

Learn more here.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Giving Thanks to all the Mom Entrepreneurs and Presidents

With Mother’s Day yesterday, it’s a perfect time to give thanks for all that moms have done. There are plenty of moms who have made a huge mark on the business world as well.

Here are some successful mom entrepreneurs and presidents who might provide some inspiration for others the day after Mother's Day.

21 Successful Mom Entrepreneurs to Inspire You

Monday, May 07, 2018

WPO Conference 2018: Huge Success!

©2018 Laurel Delaney.  (L-R) AJ Goehle, Sandy Marsico (center) and Kim Robinson
The WPO Conference 2018 held at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles was a huge success.  Nearly 1,000 women CEOs attended to share business strategies and experience with other successful women from all over the world, as well as learn from interactive seminars and speakers.

Next year's conference takes place in North Carolina from May 1-3, 2019.  Stay with us to learn more.