Thursday, January 27, 2005

Boardroom Bound Benefits Women Interested in Serving On Corporate Boards

Boardroom Bound makes a real difference in getting women placed on corporate boards. They have a special awards luncheon coming up on February 16th at the Four Seasons Hotel. To learn more and to register, visit: Luncheon Agenda and Registration

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Article of Interest: Go For It! Let the Year of the Rooster wake you up!

In the Small Business Advocate
by Laurel Delaney

Last year was the Chinese Year of the Monkey – a year filled with movement, discussion and the exchange of ideas. But we are about to turn out the lights on the Monkey. Wake up on February 9, 2005 to the Year of the Rooster! The Eastern zodiac is the oldest known horoscope system in the world, and can reveal amazing insights into your character, lifestyle and emotional makeup. But even if you don’t believe that your destiny is written in the stars, be open to the possibilities that the New Year of the Rooster brings. Wake up to the business potential around you. Let the Year of the Rooster be the year you go for it!

What’s “it”, you ask? Here are a dozen “its” to go for but be sure to track two in particular: the Women Presidents' Organization and a WPO member's business.

Friday, January 21, 2005

WPO Annual Conference April 7-9th in Toronto, Ontario

This year we welcome top women business owners who together will "Drive Business Breakthroughs." Our program's focus will be completely on growing businesses through sales and marketing.

To find out about:

• Schedule and agenda
• Registration
• Pre-conference workshops
• Advertising opportunities
• Sponsorship opportunities
• And more ... visit the Women Presidents' Organization International 2005 Conference site today!

I hope to see you there for a powerful learning experience, especially on Friday, April 8th, when I will be moderating a panel on "Going Global."

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Partner: Merrill Lynch

We are delighted to advise you that Merrill Lynch is not only a Women Presidents' Organization corporate sponsor but a "Community Partner" as well through their Crystal Lake operation. Please join us in welcoming them to our family of organizations that support women business owners.

ML helps you meet your financial objectives and build your wealth. They have unparalleled resources that include planning expertise, investment strategies and state-of-the-art technology designed to streamline any financial picture. Why not put them to work for you?

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Event: "Bold Moves For Bold Women" by Hubbard Street Dance (3/30/05)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Professional Women's Networking Event -- Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at 5 p.m.

Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a unique chance to network with Chicago’s most dynamic women at the fabulous Hotel Monaco, followed by an engaging performance by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago at Harris Theater. Get swept away for the evening!

Ticket Prices:
$95 for Premier seating
$80 for Main Floor seating

Call 800-882-4275 or visit Hubbard Street Dance for tickets!
For more information about “Bold Moves for Bold Women,” call 312-850-9744, ext. 167.

I will be attending and hope you will join me! ~~ Laurel

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Women Presidents' Organization Is a New Member of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Effective January 4th, the Women Presidents' Organization through its Chicago chapter has officially become a member of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. I hope to make connections with many of you soon. Drop me an email to let me know which events you plan to attend in 2005. I'll see if I can meet up with you.

Many thanks and Happy New Year,

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

The Public Forum Institute's "National Dialogue On Entrepreneurship"

Did you know that links on the Public Forum Institute's "National Dialogue on Entrepreneurship" are updated daily and based on stories from across the nation and from around the world?  Bookmark it and stay informed about the latest entrepreneurship news, including stories for and about women business owners: Entrepreneurship news from across the nation and from around the world

In a hurry? Here's a sampling of what you'll find in today's (1/4/05) listing:

• Earning Your Wings - USA

• Venture capital group upbeat on start-ups in 2005
Chicago Tribune (subscription) - Chicago,IL

• Venture funding gains 7%
Boston Globe - Boston, MA

• Funding social entrepreneurship - New York, NY

• Entrepreneur Launches "Self Employment for Bohemians" Blog

• New Help for the Black Entrepreneur
New York Times - New York, NY (subscription)