Monday, December 29, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Video of Interest: Joselyn DiPetta, Present Possibility and Her TEDx Talk

Joselyn DiPetta, as featured in the video, specializes in the development and delivery of curricula and trainings that shape attitudes, effect behavior change, and cause transformative impacts within organizations and communities all over the world.  Joselyn conducted a great workshop for WPO Chicago III chapter this year. We are very proud of her, and the work she is doing to make the world a level playing field for both men and women. Watch the video to discover more and share with the world.

To learn more about Joselyn's work and to contact her, visit:  Present Possibility (

Monday, December 15, 2014

Article of Interest: Be Ready to Hire More Staff

As 2015 comes rolling in, do you have enough staff to prepare for future growth?  There is a general consensus that 2015 will be a good year for business.  Now is as good a time as any to assess what's happening at your business and determine whether you need to hire a few good people to get client projects done.
Business leaders need to weigh the decision of hiring very carefully, though. Right now, it may be better for your business to bring new workers in on an evaluation hire, allowing you to see if they are fit for the team before hiring them permanently.
If the timing is right, go for it.  Hire fresh new talent.  You want to be poised for success in 2015!

Read more:  Be ready to hire more staff

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Monday, December 08, 2014

Article of Interest: Do Women-Run Businesses Make More Money?

A global survey from French bank BNP Paribas and consultancy firm Scorpio Partnership found that women might not own as many businesses as men do. But it seems that their businesses tend to be more successful.  Further, U.S. Businesses run by men are 3.5 times more likely to cross the $1 million threshold then businesses run by women, a 2014 study (PDF) by Ernst & Young concluded.

Read the entire article:  Women-Run Businesses Make More Money -- Or Do They?

Screenshot courtesy:  The Scale-up Agenda - Ernst & Young

Monday, December 01, 2014

News of Interest: Women-Led Companies Confident and Thriving

According to a new study by our very own non-profit, peer advisory group, the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), companies led by women are highly confident in the economy, and the positions of their businesses.  The results show that they’re performing well, even outpacing the U.S. national average.  The 2014 Business Outlook Survey was sponsored by KeyBank’s Key4Women program.

Read the entire article:  Women-Led Companies Confident & Thriving, But Need Access to Capital

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