Expert Perspective

Feb 23 2018

By: Patti Fletcher There are numerous differences between men and women’s natural approaches to leadership. To really understand those differences, let’s take a look at the all-female founding team at Globalization Partners and see how their androgynous approach to company culture resulted in growing the company from zero to more than $17 million in annual revenue with business done … Continue reading Entrepreneur: 6 Strategies That Drive Business Growth

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Feb 21 2018

By: Geri Stengel Susan Pieper noticed that snow and gardening shovels broke when her son, a backcountry skier, snowboarder and mountaineer, used them on his adventures in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, an outdoor wonderland. Pieper decided to develop a shovel that was durable, big enough for real work, portable (fits on a snowmobile) and innovative — … Continue reading Forbes: How A Female Founder Is Taking A Man’s Niche Product Mainstream

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Feb 20 2018

Part of the Please don’t Volunteer – 9 part series Professional Contributors pick opportunities where they feel they can have an impact while staying true to their purpose, objectives, and skill. Realizing where you can move a mandate forward is half the battle; the other half is getting the association and community group to agree with your […]

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Feb 20 2018

Part of the Please don’t Volunteer – 9 part series When looking to Professionally Contribute, you could take anything without due diligence – however, that is what I would call volunteering. Let’s continue focusing on the other four elements of exploring if a contribution opportunity is right for you.   In the last blog, we focused on: […]

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Feb 20 2018

 Part of the Please don’t Volunteer – 9 part series weWednesday subscriber exclusive – short weekly video infusion of how to live your most meaningful life by consciously contributing to your community, country, and beyond. Subscribe on the right to weWednesdays to receive it in your inbox.   In this week’s episode consider: What is the organization’s mission and vision? What […]

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Feb 20 2018

 Part of the Please don’t Volunteer – 9 part series weWednesday subscriber exclusive – short weekly video infusion of how to live your most meaningful life by consciously contributing to your community, country, and beyond. Subscribe on the right to weWednesdays to receive it in your inbox.   In this week’s episode consider: At the beginning of embarking on a role, […]

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Feb 19 2018

The Encore: PwC Teams Up With #MovetheDial

by Women Presidents' Organization

Filed in: Expert Perspective, Leaders

Dedicated to increasing the participation and advancement of women in technology We have always known that in the technology industry, women have a steeper hill to climb – as attested to by leaders like Sheryl Sandberg and the many brave women who have spoken up about the “bro-culture” in Silicon Valley and venture capital industry. … Continue reading The Encore: PwC Teams Up With #MovetheDial

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Feb 16 2018

By: Eve Ashworth Imagine women in business as a powerful band of advocates, collaborators and allies. Imagine women entrepreneurs who know how to leverage their innate strength, overcome barriers and build relationships that drive growth in their businesses and careers. Male networking is a given — golf, squash, attending sporting events — while cliché, these are … Continue reading Forbes: How Women Entrepreneurs Grow Stronger Together

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Feb 14 2018

By: Nicolene Schoeman-Louw Access to speedy, reliable and affordable legal services is crucial to entrepreneurs. As attorneys, we are in the business of selling time and legal expertise, and obviously to make a decent profit in doing so. For years now, the public’s main objection with how attorneys provide legal solutions has been the time we … Continue reading WPO Guest Blog: Entrepreneurs and the Law — Are We Efficient Enough? Let Disruption Lead You Into The Future!

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Feb 12 2018

IBM: Getting started with IBM Design Thinking

by Women Presidents' Organization

Filed in: Expert Perspective, Leaders

Align. Innovate. Create. Maybe you think you have a great idea for a new product. Or, maybe you already created a product and your competitors just released an update that scares. Either way, you need a proven process for innovating and delivering fast. You need IBM® Design Thinking. IBM Design Thinking combines traditional techniques with … Continue reading IBM: Getting started with IBM Design Thinking

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Feb 12 2018

 weWednesday subscriber exclusive – short weekly video infusion of how to live your most meaningful life by consciously contributing to your community, country, and beyond. Subscribe on the right to weWednesdays to receive it in your inbox.   Make your contribution Count: Log here http://youmewe.ca/my-contribution-counts-2/ In this week’s episode consider: What is a conscious contribution? Who should I consciously contribute […]

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Feb 10 2018

Do you want to attract, engage, and retain more employees or customers? Do you want to connect with new collaborators? Do you want to increase your social impact? Do you want to live a more meaningful life? Are hosting an event for entrepreneurs or lea…

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Feb 10 2018

  Today, on Valentine’s Day, YouMeWe is launching the #MyContributionCounts campaign. How does your contribution count? For every 25 conscious-contributions™ logged  – YouMeWe will invest $25 in an individual seeking a micro-loan for business or education through the Kiva program (www.kiva.org –  Microloans that change lives).   All you need to do to make your […]

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Feb 06 2018

Part of the Please don’t Volunteer – 9 part series With the myriad of professional contribution opportunities that exist, I recommend that you research the one that is in-line with your purpose, that will reach your objectives, require your skills, and will have the appropriate time commitment allotment. So where to from here?   There are a […]

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Feb 06 2018

Part of the Please don’t Volunteer – 9 part series weWednesday subscriber exclusive – short weekly video infusion of how to live your most meaningful life by consciously contributing to your community, country, and beyond. Subscribe on the right to weWednesdays to receive it in your inbox.   Resource: https://www.volunteermatch.org/volunteers/ In this week’s episode consider: What do I know about the organization […]

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Feb 05 2018

 Happy Valentine’s Day! What an extraordinary day! A cultural and commercial celebration where socially we are put under pressure to demonstrate our love for that special someone. How about we make this Valentine’s different? Instead of focusing on one person, let’s spread the love, by making our contributions count. Now before I share how […]

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Jan 30 2018

Part of the Please don’t Volunteer – 9 part series If there is one thing I know for sure, any professional contribution opportunity can take as much or as little time as you want. However, what you intend and what is expected of you are two very different things. How much time do you want to commit? […]

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Jan 30 2018

 Part of the Please don’t Volunteer – 9 part series weWednesday subscriber exclusive – short weekly video infusion of how to live your most meaningful life by consciously contributing to your community, country, and beyond. Subscribe on the right to weWednesdays to receive it in your inbox.   In this week’s episode consider: How much time do I want to allocate […]

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Jan 30 2018

Part of the Please don’t Volunteer – 9 part series weWednesday subscriber exclusive – short weekly video infusion of how to live your most meaningful life by consciously contributing to your community, country, and beyond. Subscribe on the right to weWednesdays to receive it in your inbox.   In this week’s episode consider: What knowledge or skill do I have? What knowledge […]

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Jan 30 2018

Part of the Please don’t Volunteer – 9 part series There are many benefits to contributing to your professional association or community group. Knowing your objectives and being conscious of them throughout your engagement will guide you to maximize your impact. What are your objectives? Have you ever been on a board or committee and there is […]

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Jan 30 2018

Part of the Please don’t Volunteer – 9 part series   Volunteer Canada Report states that when people offer their services inline with their talents and skill set they are more engaged. Consider, which talent or skills do you have that would align with the needs of a professional association or community group, and where can you […]

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Jan 30 2018

Part of the Please don’t Volunteer – 9 part series weWednesday subscriber exclusive – short weekly video infusion of how to live your most meaningful life by consciously contributing to your community, country, and beyond. Subscribe on the right to weWednesdays to receive it in your inbox.   In this week’s episode consider: What impression have I created in the past? How […]

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Jan 29 2018

In a recent study conducted by PwC, 450,000 seed crowdfunding campaigns were analyzed across the globe. The findings showed that women-led campaigns reached their funding target more often than male-led campaigns: in fact, campaigns led by women across the world in 2015 and 2016 were 32% more successful than those led by men across a … Continue reading The Encore – PwC Canada: Women unbound – Unleashing Female Entrepreneurial Potential

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Jan 26 2018

By Katherine Fritz, Genevieve Smith, & Marissa Wesely Over the past decade, the private sector has increased its engagement with women’s empowerment and gender equity. More companies have begun to invest in gender-related policies and initiatives, and the quality of that engagement has improved for those in the vanguard of this work. Corporations are getting better … Continue reading Stanford Social Innovation Review – The Next Sustainability Frontier: Gender Equity as a Business Imperative

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Jan 24 2018

By Max Jaeger Iceland became the first country in the world to force employers to pay workers the same rate — regardless of gender, sexuality or ethnicity. A law that went into effect on New Year’s Day requires all companies with 25 or more employees to file annual disclosures proving people in the same position are … Continue reading New York Post: Iceland Makes It Illegal To Pay Women Less Than Men

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Jan 23 2018

Part of the Please don’t Volunteer – 9 part series Why do you volunteer? Do you feel it is your responsibility to contribute? Are you hoping to get something in return, such as win more business, improve your brand equity, or learn a new skill? Well, I have a suggestion, stop volunteering. Over the last ten years, […]

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Jan 23 2018

Part of the Please don’t Volunteer – 9 part series weWednesday subscriber exclusive – short weekly video infusion of how to live your most meaningful life by consciously contributing to your community, country, and beyond. Subscribe on the right to weWednesdays to receive it in your inbox.   In this week’s episode consider: Why shouldn’t I volunteer? When should I professionally contribute? […]

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Jan 22 2018

By: John Geraci | Harvard Business Review and David Kidder | Harvard Business Review   Here are five actions leaders can take to move from a manager to re-founder mindset. Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft and Facebook. Today’s most successful companies are for the most part young firms led by founders and their teams. The signal is undeniable: The market now … Continue reading UPS: CEOs Should Think Like Founders, Not Just Managers

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Jan 19 2018

By: Timothy Sykes In today’s competitive business world, some of the most impressive and successful CEOs and entrepreneurs are women. However, looking at stats across the industry, it may not seem this way. Despite the growing number of women making their mark on the professional world, there still aren’t as many women CEOs and women … Continue reading Entrepreneur: Why Finance Would Be Better Off With More Women Leaders

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Jan 17 2018

By: Geri Stengel Evidence has found that women business owners start and raise less capital than their male counterparts. Yet, the credit risk of women-owned firms that are six or more years old are indistinguishable from their male counterparts, according to Small Business Credit Survey Report on Women-Owned Firms. The under-capitalization of women-owned firms places significant … Continue reading Forbes: How More Women Are Stepping Up To Fund Women Entrepreneurs In 2018

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Jan 15 2018

Don’t become a statistic. Take ownership for your actions behind the wheel. Be at your best! Whether driving to a meeting or after business hours, it requires your full attention. Sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds. This is the equivalent, at 55 mph, … Continue reading The Encore – AVIS: Commit to Eliminating Distractions

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Jan 12 2018

By:  SUSIE GHARIB When Michele Buck was tapped to run Hershey (HSY, -2.53%) in March 2017, she became the first female CEO in the company’s 123-year history. Fortune included her on our 2017 list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business for the first time. And she is now a member of the elite club of women CEOs running Fortune 500 … Continue reading Fortune: Hershey’s CEO on Professional Growth and Women in Business

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Jan 10 2018

The evidence is in. Business leaders clearly believe in the benefits of diversity on their boards of directors. Yet it’s equally clear that current methods of sourcing and selecting candidates tend to reinforce a lack of diversity. About the survey Three hundred board members and executives believe achieving greater diversity on corporate boards is a … Continue reading Deloitte – 2017 Board Diversity Survey: Seeing Is Believing. The benefits of diversity in the boardroom.

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Jan 08 2018

By: Bea Wray I read an editorial recently in The New York Times with one eye on the paper and the other one rolling in the back of my head. (Metaphorically, that is. Do not try this at home!) The piece, written by Professor Adam Grant of the Wharton School, is called “Networking Is Overrated.” The essence … Continue reading Advantage | Forbes Books: Why Networking Is Not Overrated

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Jan 02 2018

Part of the Explore your Why – 9 part series weWednesday subscriber exclusive – short weekly video infusion of how to live your most meaningful life by consciously contributing to your community, country, and beyond. Subscribe on the right to weWednesdays to receive it in your inbox.   In this week’s episode consider: What skill have I used in the past that […]

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Jan 01 2018

Part of the Explore your Why – 9 part series We have taken you through 8 elements of How to Explore your Purpose – once you discover it, the impact you can have on the community, country or beyond won’t necessarily be easy, but it will help you live your most meaningful life. As you go through […]

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Dec 27 2017

By: Marissa Levin A critical aspect of your customer relationships is listening. Here are 12 questions you should be asking to truly understand what they need. Have you ever been engaged in a conversation with someone where they make you feel as if you are the only person that exists? A conversation in which they … Continue reading Inc.com: Are You Listening? 12 Questions and 4 Strategies to Win Your Customer’s Trust and Business

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Dec 26 2017

Part of the Explore your Why – 9 part series weWednesday subscriber exclusive – short weekly video infusion of how to live your most meaningful life by consciously contributing to your community, country, and beyond. Subscribe on the right to weWednesdays to receive it in your inbox.   In this week’s episode consider: Under what circumstance have I demonstrated the most passion? […]

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Dec 25 2017

Part of the Explore your Why – 9 part series Since 2000, I’ve worked with organisations on how to develop communications skills to assist them in influence more people, differentiating themselves and engaging more business and teams. When conducting presentation training, I give participants an opportunity to present about a topic they are passionate. The subject could […]

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Dec 22 2017

By Seth Price The concept of building a brand is not new. While we normally think of brands as companies or products, people are brands, too. In fact, you’ve been cultivating your personal brand since childhood in the form of word-of-mouth reputation and your digital footprint. Today, the stakes are higher than ever: when people … Continue reading Huffington Post: 7 Steps to Building a Recognized Personal Brand

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Dec 20 2017

By: Tammi Jantzen In my former life as a venture capitalist, I made my living awarding money to deserving entrepreneurs. Now, sitting on the other side of the table as a co-founder of a health information technology startup, I’m experiencing firsthand what every entrepreneur knows: Raising money is hard. Dealing with potential investors is hard. And it should be. As … Continue reading Entrepreneur: For Women Entrepreneurs or VCs, Doors Will Only Open If We Pound on Them, Loudly and Persistently

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Dec 19 2017

Part of the Explore your Why – 9 part series weWednesday subscriber exclusive – short weekly video infusion of how to live your most meaningful life by consciously contributing to your community, country, and beyond. Subscribe on the right to weWednesdays to receive it in your inbox.   In this week’s episode consider: What are my predominate personal values? What difficult decision […]

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Dec 18 2017

Lexus: The Misunderstood Millennial

by Women Presidents' Organization

Filed in: Expert Perspective, Leaders

By: Renee Fraser, PhD Renee Fraser (CEO, Fraser Communications) is a behavioral psychologist and current WPO member. Renee and her Fraser team are consultants for the Lexus Difference – an internal initiative for Lexus dealerships across the country, designed to elevate the guest experience for all customers, with a particular focus on female and millennial … Continue reading Lexus: The Misunderstood Millennial

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Dec 18 2017

Part of the Explore your Why – 9 part series During my several trips to Kenya, there was one staple, a missionary couple, Lois and Dr Mark Shaw. Lois has a Masters degree in communications and the founder of Africa by Design Safaris. Mark has a Doctorate and Masters in Theology and is a professor at the […]

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Dec 15 2017

By Beth Kowitt Being a CEO is hard enough, but try doing it when both your company and industry is in flux. Top CEOs in the trenches tackled the issue of leading a transformation at Fortune‘s Most Powerful Women Summit last week. The following are their top takeaways. Shira Goodman, CEO of Staples: Goodman says that her office … Continue reading Fortune: Top Tips from the Most Powerful Women in Business on Leading through Turmoil

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Dec 13 2017

BY RENEE CORDES The Women Presidents’ Organization is an international nonprofit membership organization for successful women entrepreneurs. Verrill Dana LLP partner Juliet Browne, who chairs the law firm’s environmental group and co-chairs its energy group, chairs the WPO’s Maine chapter. Once a month in Portland, Browne facilitates WPO peer learning sessions in a roundtable format. The … Continue reading MaineBiz: Women Presidents’ Organization Focuses On ‘Opportunities’ And ‘Success’

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Dec 12 2017

Part of the Explore your Why – 9 part series weWednesday subscriber exclusive – short weekly video infusion of how to live your most meaningful life by consciously contributing to your community, country, and beyond. Subscribe on the right to weWednesdays to receive it in your inbox.   In this week’s episode consider: In what environment can I take the most advantage […]

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Dec 11 2017

Part of the Explore your Why – 9 part series I had the pleasure of attending a Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraising event. This international charity works with young people by providing voluntary mentors. During the event, one of the speakers explained the various roles someone can play to contribute to youth. She suggested you could be […]

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Dec 11 2017

UPS: A Winning Formula for Freight Forwarding

by Women Presidents' Organization

Filed in: Expert Perspective, Leaders

By: Cindy Miller | UPS  The future is a popular place these days. Everybody wants to know what it looks like. Everybody wants to know the best way to prepare for it. Everybody wants to know how to get there first and with the right stuff. But getting it right has never been more difficult. Or as Yoda … Continue reading UPS: A Winning Formula for Freight Forwarding

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Dec 08 2017

By: Laurel Delaney An estimated 126 million active female entrepreneurs do business in 67 economies around the world.  According to the American Express OPEN State of Women Owned Business Report, this includes 9.1 million women-owned businesses in the U.S., with approximately 1,200 new women-owned businesses started each day—one nearly every two minutes.  These enterprises generate … Continue reading WEGG: Enabling Global Growth for Women-Owned and Women-Led Enterprises

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