Monday, March 31, 2008

News of Interest: Ann Sachs Takes Home the Coveted Award!

Our very own Ann Sachs (pictured), President & CEO, Sachs Morgan Studio, Theatre Design Specialists, earns the distinction of the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. Each year, the Signature Awards (photos available for viewing here) recognizes women who best exemplify the commitment, determination and endurance that it takes to create a successful, long-term business.

Congratulations to Ann who is a WPO NY chapter member and facilitator of two WPO Chapters in NYC! We are very proud of her. She is an inspiration and role model for us all.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Article of Interest: Flowers, via Social Work

This is a wonderfully inspiring entrepreneurial story by Jim McCann, founder of, as told to Patricia R. Olsen, at The New York Times (3/16/08). There are many important lessons in it for all of us who run a business. Why just look at how observant (sensitive) Jim was when he remembered this about his grandmother:
MY father was a painting contractor who ran the business out of my grandmother’s house. His father died when Dad was 19, and my grandmother had to continue the business. For a long time she made believe that my father was running it, but we all knew it was she, in the background.
So many twists and turns his career took but as he says in the end:
If you look at highly successful people, they make the same number of mistakes as others, but they recover quickly. They don’t sit around moaning about what they’ve done wrong.
Now isn't that the truth? Read the entire article here.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

News of Interest: Sandye Lerner Honored

WPO Chicago downtown I chapter member Sandye Lerner, President of Comprehensive Therapeutics, is inducted into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame by the University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.

Congratulations to Sandye (pictured). We are very proud of her and wish the best for continued success.

Read more about it here.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Article of Interest: Traits for Top Women Entrepreneurs

In 2007, the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) celebrated ten years of helping women presidents of multimillion dollar companies achieve even greater success. Over the course of those ten years, President and founder Dr. Marsha Firestone learned a lot about fast-growth businesses and has had first-hand exposure to their leaders.

In this article, "Traits of Top Women Entrepreneurs," she highlights the characteristics and trends of accomplished women entrepreneurs.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Article of Interest: Moving to a Small Company Can Lead to Big Rewards

To many, small is the new big (and beautiful!). Are you wooing top-notch corporate executives to work at your growing business? If not, you should be. With the U.S. economy faltering a bit, a growing number of seasoned workers are finding themselves moving from large companies toward smaller professional firms.

Find out what you should be doing (or saying) to attract the best-of-the-best to your company.

Read more here.