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A Q&A with Marsha Firestone, president and founder of the Women Presidents’ Organization

By Kathryn Swintek, Managing Partner of Golden Seeds Fund 2 Marsha Firestone, Ph.D., is the president and founder of the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), a peer-advisory group for women entrepreneurs who own and lead multi-million dollar businesses. The group is dedicated to helping accelerate business growth, promote economic security for women-owned and women-led businesses and provide continuing … Continue reading A Q&A with Marsha Firestone, president and founder of the Women Presidents’ Organization

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Women’s representation on boards reaches a milestone

By Anne Stych, BizWomen Women now hold more than 20 percent of the board seats at the top 3,000 publicly-traded companies, an achievement that reaches the goal set by national advocacy group 2020 Women on Boards a year early. Data governance company Equilar Inc. analyzed gender representation on the boards of directors at companies in the Russell 3,000 Index, … Continue reading Women’s representation on boards reaches a milestone

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3 Ways to Help Your Employees Achieve Financial Wellness with Life Insurance

It’s Life Insurance Awareness Month, a time to help employees achieve a lifetime of financial wellness, starting with life insurance. Employers who support the financial wellness of their employees and help reduce their financial stress can improve job satisfaction and productivity, and better retain their talent.* It can all begin with one simple conversation, and … Continue reading 3 Ways to Help Your Employees Achieve Financial Wellness with Life Insurance

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Margery Kraus: “Spending time with your children is essential for the development of self-confidence and to fuel personal achievement”

By Chaya Weiner, Thrive Global Spending time with your children is essential for the development of these roots and the foundational understanding of what is expected as well as what is appropriate and valued. These roots are more than a parent’s love or pride and they are not about the quantity of time but rather … Continue reading Margery Kraus: “Spending time with your children is essential for the development of self-confidence and to fuel personal achievement”

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5 Ways To Galvanize The Next Generation Of Multicultural Businesses Owners

By Carla Harris, Swaay Thirty years on Wall Street has taught me a few things about being a woman in the business world that I’d like to share with the next generation of multicultural women who want to start and scale a business. In the early days of my career, I had my own personal … Continue reading 5 Ways To Galvanize The Next Generation Of Multicultural Businesses Owners

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Public Perception Finally agrees: Women are as Competent as Men

By Anne Stych, BizWomen Public perception has finally caught up with the idea that women are as competent as men — or even more so, a new study found. The increased confidence in women’s abilities over several decades has been driven by women’s steadily-increasing participation in the workforce and increased attainment of advanced degrees, researchers … Continue reading Public Perception Finally agrees: Women are as Competent as Men

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How I became the CFO of my own life

By Phyllis Newhouse, CEO of Xtreme Solutions, Inc. and Member of the WPO Advisory Board and Zenith I Chapter How engaged are you in your finances? Some avoid dealing with their personal finances because they experience financial fear or believe they lack expertise, with many married women today still leaving investments and money management to their husbands. Or, … Continue reading How I became the CFO of my own life

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Better Benefits Means A Better Bottom Line

By Geri Stengel, Forbes The number one concern of million-dollar-plus women-led businesses is talent recruitment and retention, according to the 2019 EY WPO Business Outlook. More than one third of respondents— 37%  — said that attracting and retaining talent was a challenge. The survey was conducted among EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women participants. These are successful and ambitious … Continue reading Better Benefits Means A Better Bottom Line

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From Project To Movement: Unleashing The Potential Of Business Transformation

By Maril MacDonald, Founder & CEO of Gagen MacDonald and WPO board member; The Holmes Report Large companies today are contending with an astonishing array of challenges. They must simultaneously continually reinvent themselves to fend off disruption, deliver quarterly results to satisfy shareholders, compete for top talent in a brutal battlefield, confront political instability and uncertainty, protect their brand and reputation, and … Continue reading From Project To Movement: Unleashing The Potential Of Business Transformation

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How Entrepreneurs Can Turn Investors into Champions

By Barbara Yastine, Managing Director of Golden Seeds Fundraising takes hard work and a lot of time. So, it is no surprise that once the checks clear, entrepreneurs are eager to get back to building their businesses. Their investors want that, too. However, once the money is in the bank, some entrepreneurs may forego building … Continue reading How Entrepreneurs Can Turn Investors into Champions

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Why Entrepreneurs Need to Do One Thing at a Time

By Aytekin Tank, Entrepreneur Back in 1897, Spanish neuroscientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal — winner of the Nobel Prize — wrote a book called Advice for a Young Investigator. He argued that instead of spending hours reviewing books, lectures and broad research, scientists should focus deeply on a single object of study. This state, he wrote, “refines judgment, enriches … Continue reading Why Entrepreneurs Need to Do One Thing at a Time

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How Creating An Estate Plan Can Protect You Legacy

By Prudential, Corporate Sponsor Women are doing incredible things: Leading multimillion-dollar companies, making a meaningful impact as entrepreneurs, and much more. While such achievements are certainly noteworthy today, you don’t want to overlook your tomorrow and the type of impact you’ll have then. The financial legacy you’re able to leave in the future is directly … Continue reading How Creating An Estate Plan Can Protect You Legacy

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The Power and Promise of New York’s Women Entrepreneurs

By Bonny Boice, President of BGB Consulting and Retreats, LLC. and Chapter Chair of WPO Albany I, Albany II, & Saratoga Springs Chapters. Members in the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) Capital Region recognized a unique opportunity in sponsoring the Aurora games. Aligning with excellence in women’s sports was a perfect match. An international organization with … Continue reading The Power and Promise of New York’s Women Entrepreneurs

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Women Entrepreneurs Thrive Managing Talented Teams and Balancing Many Investors

By Richard A. Devine & Siri Terjesen, The Conversation Only a handful of the top companies in the U.S. are led by a woman. Efforts to change that and promote more women into positions of leadership have relied primarily on questions of equality. But is there also a business case for putting more women in charge? Read … Continue reading Women Entrepreneurs Thrive Managing Talented Teams and Balancing Many Investors

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