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von Seldeneck, Judith M.
Judith M. von Seldeneck is the Founder and Chair of the Diversified Search Group, one of the country’s top executive search firms. A pioneer in the search industry, she has been identifying and placing senior-level executive talent around the country for more than four decades. A born-and-bred North Carolinian, she began her career as an executive ...
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Enterprising Women Names Judith von Seldeneck, Founder and Chair of Diversified Search Group, to its Advisory Board
RALEIGH, N.C., February 4 – Monica Smiley, CEO and publisher of Enterprising Women magazine, has appointed Judith von Seldeneck, Founder and Chair of the Diversified Search Group, to the Enterprising Women Advisory Board. “Enterprising Women is honored to welcome Judee von Seldeneck to our Advisory Board,” Smiley said in making the announcement. “F...
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Watt, Nancy
Nancy Watt, Founder and CEO, Nancy Watt Communications, is a skilled speaker, facilitator, and improviser. Introduced to Monica Smiley and Enterprising Women in 2016, Watt delivered a STEM event in support of the Enterprising Women Foundation’s Young Enterprising Women (YEW) Program, making YEW officially an international event. Since then, the Can...
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Ilari, Marina
Marina Ilari, CEO of Terra Translations, a global translation and localization company that helps businesses communicate effectively in a variety of different languages. In 2017, Terra Translations received the Women Owned Business Enterprise Rising Star Award presented by Governor Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to ...
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Garry, Deborah
Deborah Garry, CEO & President of BBG&G Advertising & Public Relations. She leads a full-service marketing communications team of designers, content and social media strategists, programmers, digital specialists, videographers, copywriters and other professionals to develop award-winning and effective integrated branding and marketing p...
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Enterprising Women Names Deborah Garry, Marina Ilari and Nancy Watt to its Advisory Board
RALEIGH, N.C., November 30 – Monica Smiley, CEO and publisher of Enterprising Women magazine, has appointed Deborah Garry, Marina Ilari and Nancy Watt to the Enterprising Women Advisory Board. Each leads an award-winning business enabling organizations to communicate more effectively, and is dedicated to the advancement of women throughout the tale...
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How to Stay True to Your Mission During times of Great Change
What’s a mission statement? Do you have one? Have you looked at it lately?Your Mission Statement should outline the fundamental purpose of your destination and what need(s) it fulfills. At its core, a mission statement clarifies why your business exists to your employees, customers, and the community at large. This is true regardless of whether you...
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Missed Payments, New Businesses, and Online Conferences: How Resilient Are Entrepreneurs Feeling During COVID-19?
Normally, FreshBooks would be sharing our third annual Women in the Independent Workforce report, but with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic still a reality for tens of thousands of businesses, we decided to take a closer look at how resilient self-employed people were feeling about their business, with a particular focus on how self-employed wo...
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Opportunity Amid Uncertainty: Why Now is the Perfect Time to Start a Business
By Alyce Herndon, MA, CEO Onyx Business Consulting As the coronavirus pandemic continues causing furloughs, layoffs, and uncertainty, the thought of launching a business may seem intimidating at best and ridiculous at worst. This year, many people have been forced to reevaluate their priorities when it comes to both their careers and their lives—an...
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SBA Launches Largest Expansion of Women’s Business Centers in 30 Years
20 Women’s Business Centers to Open Across America Supporting Women-Owned Small BusinessesWashington, Jan. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced grant funding and the historic launch of 20 new Women’s Business Centers (WBC) across America to serve rural, urban, and underserved communities alike. The ope...
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The Greater Women’s Business Council Invites Consumers to Buy Women Owned This Holiday Season
ATLANTA – October 30, 2020 – To kick off the holiday shopping season, The Greater Women’s Business Council (GWBC) is encouraging consumers to Buy Women Owned and help support women-owned businesses across the United States. Beginning with National Women’s Small Business Month in October and building momentum into November for holiday shopping, GWBC...
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Woods, Victoria
Victoria Woods, Founder, CEO, and Chief Investment Advisor at ChappelWood Financial Services, Edmond, OK, is an internationally celebrated Investment Advisor to Millionaires and Aspiring Millionaires. Woods a.k.a. “The Financial Diva” is a highly sought-out keynote speaker and presenter with a popular radio show and book called “It’s All About...
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Robinson, Dee M.
Dee M. Robinson, CEO and President of Robinson Hill, Inc., is an entrepreneurial leader who leverages strategic and analytical thinking to find innovative solutions that scale businesses. The common thread throughout her career is the ability to drive growth by integrating a deep understanding of customers, operations and untapped opportunities.&nb...
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Ford, Celeste
Celeste Ford, Board Chair and Founder of Stellar Solutions, Inc., a Malcolm Baldrige National Award-winning global aerospace and systems engineering services leader solving the most complex issues facing commercial and government clients today. A visionary in talent cultivation and retention, Ford has led Stellar Solutions to its 25th Anniversary y...
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Poulsen, Esther
Esther A. Poulsen is Founder and CEO of Raare Solutions LLC, an award-winning leader in CRM and Marketing Operations for the premium and luxury automotive industry. Poulsen and her Raare Team pioneered intelligent customer engagements based on the customer’s position and sentiment within a brand’s journey. Poulsen partners with clients and age...
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Enterprising Women Names Josée Brisebois , Esther Poulsen and Theo Prodromitis to its Advisory Board
RALEIGH, N.C., October 19 – Monica Smiley, CEO and publisher of Enterprising Women magazine, has appointed Josée Brisebois, Esther A. Poulsen and Theo Prodromitis to the Enterprising Women Advisory Board. All three have built extraordinary businesses based on their expertise and powered by their commitment to their clients’ success. As such, they e...
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Enterprising Women Names Celeste Ford, Dee Robinson and Victoria Woods to its Advisory Board
RALEIGH, N.C., October 19 – Monica Smiley, CEO and publisher of Enterprising Women magazine, has appointed Celeste Ford, Dee M. Robinson and Victoria Woods to the Enterprising Women Advisory Board. All three of these outstanding women have built multi-decade, award-winning businesses, served as influential thought leaders in their fields, and ferve...
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Trading on Past Connections
Life is made up of moments. The highest highs, and those shared lows, that shape how we see the world. Snapshots of meaning. Experiences creating shared connections. Those moments have become the commodity of today’s personal and professional environment. We are trading today on existing meaningful relationships.So, I am left wondering what will be...
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Two Days of Inspiration Await at the Third Annual Women|Future Conference
  Cultivate Your Tomorrow at the third annual Women|Future Conference this November 12-13, 2020! Be inspired by 100+ talented, transformative women speakers from around the world who will be leading virtual sessions, panels, and workshops. This two-day Virtual Women’s Conference hosted by The Stevie Awards addresses today's trending topics and...
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It’s Time We Face Facts: A Marketing Intervention By Deborah Garry
If you can, recall those predictions of 2020 consumer behavior from last December. They painted rosy pictures, didn’t they? We thought there would be growing demand for experiential in-store and pop-up shopping. Shifts from shared online digital experiences (e.g. gaming) to in-person events. Ample opportunities for career-switching and saving for r...
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Rieke Office Interiors Announces New Partnership Between CEO, Melissa Kehl, and Colleen Baader, Senior Vice President
(Elgin, IL) Sept. 22, 2020—Rieke Office Interiors (ROI) is excited to announce that it now has two optimistic and fearless women leaders pooling their talents as they head into 2021. ROI’s CEO, Melissa Kehl, and senior vice president, Colleen Baader, have formed a new partnership to move the company forward. As part of the partnership, they have de...
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The fastest-growing companies in Europe and in the US: Focus on female CEOs
A new study by Merchant Machine finds the top countries, states, and industries for the fastest-growing companies in Europe and the USTechnology ranks as the overall top industry, accounting for 21.3% of the 1,360 companiesItalian e-commerce company Mamma 2.0 is the fastest-growing company with a female CEOThe world's leading AI company Darktrace i...
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Entrepreneur Launches Onyx Business Consulting, Fueling Local Female-led Business Growth Amid Pandemic
Entrepreneur Alyce Herndon announces the opening of new consulting firm aimed at helping emerging small business owners scale and develop companies for sustainable growth St. Louis, MO— St. Louis, MO—Alyce Herndon, former Women’s Business Center Director at Grace Hill Women’s Business Center, is announcing the launch of Onyx Business Consulting for...
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Coca-Cola Accelerates Commitment to Black-Owned Businesses
The Coca-Cola Company’s longstanding commitment to supplier diversity has never been more important, as minority-owned businesses continue to bear the economic brunt of both the COVID-19 pandemic and systemic social injustice. More than 40% of Black-owned businesses had shuttered due to COVID-19 as of May, according to data from the National Bureau...
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