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The Art of the Pivot: Olga Sagan, Piroshky Piroshky

By Rod Kurtz, American Express When COVID-19 shuttered her chain of bakeries and delivery wasn’t cutting it, Olga Sagan decided to get creative. Guess what? Business is way up. In normal times, Piroshky Piroshky has a literal line out the door of its flagship location at Seattle’s famed Pike Place Market. In normal times, that kind of demand would … Continue reading The Art of the Pivot: Olga Sagan, Piroshky Piroshky

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Tend And Befriend: How Women May Respond Differently To The Stress Of The Pandemic

By Elizabeth MacBride, Forbes In 2000, Harvard researchers published an influential paper suggesting women respond differently to stress than men. Instead of “fight or flight,” it’s “tend and befriend.” Like so much research, it turns out that most of the data that has been used to frame the “fight or flight” idea was based on … Continue reading Tend And Befriend: How Women May Respond Differently To The Stress Of The Pandemic

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Hello Alice’s Director of Strategic Initiatives Shares How Founders Can Pivot Their Business In Times of Uncertainty

Hello Alice Blog Many founders are pivoting their business in response to the impacts of the coronavirus. Here’s how Hello Alice pivoted theirs. With the coronavirus affecting most aspects of our daily lives, it’s no surprise that it’s also impacting businesses in a big way. Many founders are pivoting their businesses to reflect the current … Continue reading Hello Alice’s Director of Strategic Initiatives Shares How Founders Can Pivot Their Business In Times of Uncertainty

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7 Ways to Handle Investment Volatility

Ira Hellman, Prudential Key Takeaways • Don’t let emotions rule your decisions. • Stay invested (and diversified) for the eventual rebounds. • A financial professional can put the headlines in perspective. The coronavirus-infected stock market has left investors everywhere feeling anxious and uncertain. Here are seven things to consider: 1. Bulls are usually stronger than … Continue reading 7 Ways to Handle Investment Volatility

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Global Problems Need Global Solutions

By WPO Board Chair Margery Kraus, Diplomatic Courier As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the world, nations are scrambling to protect their population and industries from the potentially devastating socioeconomic effects of the virus. Governments are increasingly restricting travel—domestic and international—to reduce contagion. According to Pew Research Center, more than 90 percent of the world’s … Continue reading Global Problems Need Global Solutions

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How To Prevent The Pandemic From Taking A Greater Toll On Women Entrepreneurs

By Geri Stengel, Forbes Between 2007 to 2012 — the period before and after the Great Recession — the number of women-owned businesses jumped 27% while privately held businesses grew only 3.3%, according to the Survey of Business Owners by the Census. Average revenues for women’s businesses decreased from $154,300 in 2007 to $143,700 in 2012 and … Continue reading How To Prevent The Pandemic From Taking A Greater Toll On Women Entrepreneurs

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WPO Member of the Moment: Merrilee Kick

Merrilee Kick President, Buzzballz/Southern Champion LLC Industry: Alcoholic beverage manufacturing WPO Chapter: Platinum VI WPO Member Since: 2017 The COVID-19 pandemic was escalating and the need for hand sanitizer was exploding. WHO and the CDC waived the necessity to pay for a permit (and taxes) to manufacture it. WPO Platinum VI member Merrilee Kick had the … Continue reading WPO Member of the Moment: Merrilee Kick

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Addressing employee financial challenges with financial wellness programs

Employers can help improve the productivity and engagement of their workforce when they support the financial wellness of their employees. Many Americans live paycheck to paycheck,1 with more than half having less than $10,000 in savings.2 When people are not financially well, they are more stressed and less productive. As a group, women often face … Continue reading Addressing employee financial challenges with financial wellness programs

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Black In Business: Celebrating The Legacy Of Black Entrepreneurship

By Ruth Umoh and Brianne Garrett, Forbes African-Americans have played a profound role in shaping the U.S. business landscape. Technological innovations like the traffic light, automatic elevator doors and even caller ID all sprung from the minds of creative black luminaries. To honor their business achievements this Black History Month, Forbes spoke to a number … Continue reading Black In Business: Celebrating The Legacy Of Black Entrepreneurship

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WPO Member of the Moment: Courtney Campbell

Courtney Campbell Owner, Campbell Creative Industry: Branding + Design WPO Chapter: Broward / Palm Beach WPO Member Since: 2017 Tell us about your company. We are a branding + positioning agency that prides ourselves on passionate, real work and lasting relationships. We partner with our clients to concisely and creatively communicate their brand stories to … Continue reading WPO Member of the Moment: Courtney Campbell

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Goldman Sachs Won’t Take Companies Public If They Have All-Male Corporate Boards

By Kim Elsesser, Forbes Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon told CNBC that the investment bank wouldn’t take companies public unless the company had at least one “diverse” board member. Although he didn’t define exactly what he meant by diverse, he said the focus was on women. “Starting on July 1 in the U.S. and Europe, we’re not going … Continue reading Goldman Sachs Won’t Take Companies Public If They Have All-Male Corporate Boards

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