Sunday, April 27, 2014

News of Interest: Fastest-Growing Women Owned/Led Companies

The Women Presidents' Organization released its seventh annual list of the 50 fastest-growing women-led companies.  This year marks the first time it has included applicants from outside the United States.
"We saw production soaring, with an average revenue growth of 203% from 2009 to 2013," says Marsha Firestone, Ph.D., president and founder of the WPO. "Not only is the financial growth of these companies impressive, it shows that women entrepreneurs are making inroads in non-traditional businesses, such as information technology, transportation, and engineering."
The winners were announced at last week's WPO 17th Annual Conference in New Orleans.  Read more here.  Visit:  The 7th Annual 50 Fastest Growing Women Owned/Led Businesses

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Monday, April 21, 2014

News of Interest: Eriksen Translations

Eriksen Translations Inc. ( is proud to support women-owned businesses by providing complimentary copies of Laurel Delaney's new book, "Exporting: The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably," to attendees at the upcoming Women Presidents' Organization (WPO) 17th Annual Conference.
The highly anticipated WPO Annual Conference, to be held April 23-25 in New Orleans, provides opportunities for successful women entrepreneurs from all over the world to share business strategies and experience, as well as learn from interactive seminars and inspirational speakers. Eriksen will provide complimentary copies of "Exporting" to all 800 attendees in their conference bags. As a woman-owned business enterprise that helps companies reach their global audiences, Eriksen is pleased to have this opportunity to provide a resource for women who are already in the international marketplace or looking to expand globally.
Learn more:  Eriksen Translations Helps Women Business Owners Reach Their Audiences in the Global Marketplace

Monday, April 14, 2014

Article of Interest: Using Metaphors to Foster Creativity

Whether you are trying to design a great new product or launch a game changing website for your business, using visual metaphors can help foster brilliant ideas.
Whatever the source of the effect, the practical implications for designers are quite intriguing. During a product development process, for instance, visual metaphors might prime people to give designers more creative feedback. And say you hold a focus group in a room vivified with bright light bulbs. Theoretically, participants would come up with more, and more constructive, ideas than participants who sit in an empty room.
Read the entire article:  The Remarkable Power of Visual Metaphors To Make Us More Creative

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Monday, April 07, 2014

News of Interest: WPO 17th Annual Conference

The Women Presidents’ Organization will hold its 2014 International Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on Wednesday, April 23 - Friday, April 25.

The conference encourages WPO members to share business strategies and experience with other successful women from all over the world, as well as learn from interactive seminars and speakers. Additionally, it will provide potential members who qualify a unique opportunity to experience the impact the WPO has on women business owners professionally, and personally.

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