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WPO Guest Blog: Entrepreneurs and the Law — Are We Efficient Enough? Let Disruption Lead You Into The Future!

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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IBM: Getting started with IBM Design Thinking

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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The Encore – PwC Canada: Women unbound – Unleashing Female Entrepreneurial Potential

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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Stanford Social Innovation Review – The Next Sustainability Frontier: Gender Equity as a Business Imperative

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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New York Post: Iceland Makes It Illegal To Pay Women Less Than Men

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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UPS: CEOs Should Think Like Founders, Not Just Managers

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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Entrepreneur: Why Finance Would Be Better Off With More Women Leaders

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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Entrepreneur: Why Finance Would Be Better Off With More Women Leaders

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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Entrepreneur: Why Finance Would Be Better Off With More Women Leaders

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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Forbes: How More Women Are Stepping Up To Fund Women Entrepreneurs In 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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The Encore – AVIS: Commit to Eliminating Distractions

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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Fortune: Hershey’s CEO on Professional Growth and Women in Business

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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Deloitte – 2017 Board Diversity Survey: Seeing Is Believing. The benefits of diversity in the boardroom.

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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Advantage | Forbes Books: Why Networking Is Not Overrated

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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Inc.com: Are You Listening? 12 Questions and 4 Strategies to Win Your Customer’s Trust and Business

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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