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Enterprising Women Names Laura Chiesman, Rebecca Contreras and Renee Pepys Lowe to its Advisory Board
RALEIGH, N.C., December 27 – Monica Smiley, CEO and publisher of Enterprising Women magazine, has appointed Laura Chiesman,Rebecca Contreras and Renee Pepys Lowe to the Enterprising Women Advisory Board. “Laura Chiesman, Rebecca Contreras and Renee Pepys Lowe are each dynamic business leaders who have achieved phenomenal business success but also a...
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Lowe, Renee Pepys
Renee Pepys Lowe, President RPL & Associates, is a dynamic global retail entrepreneur and Board Director with a sustained history of creating and growing recognized infant products companies. She has been recognized as an Excellence in Entrepreneurship Finalist by Ernst and Young. A marketing powerhouse known for her multi-channel brand-buildin...
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Contreras, Rebecca
Rebecca Contreras is President & CEO of AvantGarde LLC, a minority- and woman-owned consulting firm she co-founded in May 2011. Contreras holds majority ownership of the firm and has been instrumental in driving the substantial business growth of AG, now over 100 consulting team members strong. AG’s core capabilities are in HR, Strategy, Organi...
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Chiesman, Laura
Laura Chiesman, is President & WealthCoach™ of First Wave Financial. For over 25 years, she has developed financial planning and wealth management strategies for individuals and families to enable them to achieve their immediate and lifetime financial goals. As a business owner, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®) professional and Certified Di...
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Two Pillars for Building Community
It’s time we broaden and appreciate our concept of community since it surrounds us in nearly every aspect of our lives. Community begins with our families and friends and extends outward to our memberships in churches, clubs, groups that share our passion for everything from hobbies to golf, the towns or cities we live in and the organizations wher...
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Enterprising Women Names Carolyn Covington, Seema Chawla and Shital Daftari to its Advisory Board
RALEIGH, N.C., November 3 – Monica Smiley, CEO and publisher of Enterprising Women magazine, has appointed Carolyn Covington, Seema Chawla and Shital Daftari to the Enterprising Women Advisory Board. “Carolyn Covington, Seema Chawla and Shital Daftari each exemplify extraordinary inspiration, perseverance and talent. Enterprising Women is proud to ...
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Lemonade Day National Founder Michael Holthouse Names Lomita, California Fifth Grader Brianna Garcia as 2021 National Youth Entrepreneur of the Year
HOUSTON, Texas (Oct. 22, 2021) – Lemonade Day, a national non-profit committed to preparing youth for life through a unique entrepreneurial and experiential program, announced its 2021 National Youth Entrepreneur of the Year: Nine-year-old Brianna Garcia of Harbor City, Calif., who participated in the Lemonade Day Lomita program this summer. “As ou...
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THE CONTAGION OF CURIOSITY: A STEMpreneur’s Journey
Stephanie Thompson, STEMpreneur Extraordinaire.“Spiders are cool,” thought seven-year-old Stephanie Thompson who was encouraged by her father to inspect and appreciate the arachnids. That same curiosity has led Stephanie throughout her career. Today, this successful STEMpreneur, Engineering Leader at General Motors, First Robotics Mentor and Founde...
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Milwaukee Women inc 2021 Research Report Highlights a Decade of Impact
Percentage of Women on Boards of Wisconsin Top 50 Public Companies Reaches All-Time High;Report Includes First Research on Women of Color on Wisconsin Public Company Boards MILWAUKEE – October 11, 2021…..Milwaukee Women inc (MWi), a nonprofit organization that works to achieve balanced representation of women on boards of directors to maximize the ...
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50 Pieces of Advice from Women Entrepreneurs for National Women’s Small Business Month
Capstone Partners Celebrates National Women’s Small Business Month with Advice from 50 Female Founders & CEOsBoston, MA - In recognition of National Women’s Small Business Month, leading middle market investment bank Capstone Partners, is sharing fifty pieces of advice obtained from our network of female business owners and C-suite executives i...
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Rieke Office Interiors of Elgin, Illinois Wins Globee® in the Annual 2021 CEO World Awards - Company Takes Silver Award in Company Innovation Category
(Elgin, Illinois)— Sept. 22, 2021 –Rieke Office Interiors (ROI) of Elgin, Illinois announced today that The Globee® Awards, organizers of world’s premier business awards programs and business ranking lists, has named Rieke Office Interiors, a winner in the 9th Annual 2021 CEO World Awards. These prestigious global awards recognize disruptive techno...
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Latinas Rising Up In HR Book Announces Inaugural 2021 Scholarship Reception & Winners - Six Latinas will use scholarships to fund their education or certification
(Chicago, Illinois & Miami, Florida) Aug. 23, 2021—Latinas Rising Up In HR, a book by Leadership Catalyst Priscilla Guasso presenting inspirational stories of aspiring human resources professionals who overcame obstacles and defied statistics to achieve their dreams in corporate America and in the nonprofit sector and as entrepreneurs announced...
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Ancient Knowledge And New Purpose: The Universe can only flourish in complete harmony with Nature
We need to build a stronger Earth community, one that is harmonious, resilient, and abundant. The efforts of those working for change must be grounded in spiritual principles if a lasting beneficial change is to come. Given the realities of today, this is how age-old Hindu teachings can help us. Hindu view of NatureEcology is an inherent part of th...
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WBEC SOUTH LAUNCHES WOMEN’S BUSINESS CENTER SOUTH IN MEMPHIS TO SUPPORT WOMEN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES
Community & Economic Development Leader Vonesha Mitchell Joins as Executive Director; Non-Profit Operations Expert Lamisa Hasan Joins as Program ManagerNEW ORLEANS – July 8, 2021 – The Women’s Business Enterprise Council South (WBEC South), a regional partner organization of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), announces th...
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Uncertainty: A Leader’s Greatest Challenge
A friend once sent me a gift that included this tantalizing quote from clergyman Robert Schuller: “What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?” Definitely a question to spark the imagination. After rethinking my life, especially over the past two years, the question took me to leadership, because I believe that uncertainty is the b...
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Meda Announces Fourth Annual “Million Dollar Challenge for Minority Entrepreneurs” - Nation’s Largest BIPOC Entrepreneurial Competition Returns for its Fourth Year
MINNEAPOLIS (June 22, 2021) -- Meda (Metropolitan Economic Development Association) has opened up applications for its fourth annual Million Dollar Challenge for Minority Entrepreneurs. The Meda Million Dollar Challenge is the largest BIPOC entrepreneurial competition in the country, awarding $1 million in financing to BIPOC businesses from across ...
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Canadian Women-Owned Business Evaluate Supplier Diversity (Research Study)
WBE Canada and experts from the Universities of Manitoba and Calgary conducted a national survey on the status of supplier diversity in Canada. This survey, conducted in fall 2020, was designed to provide the data necessary to continue inclusion of underrepresented Canadian businesses, specifically women-owned businesses in large supply chains and ...
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WBE Canada Launches Tools For Growth To Advance Canadian Women-Owned Businesses
Today, Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) announced the launch of ‘Tools For Growth’ – The Resource Library for Women Owners Ready To Scale Up Their Business – a promising new initiative designed to support the growth and success of Canadian women-owned businesses.In Canada, 15.6% of all Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)...
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Why Email Marketing Matters and How to Get Started
Email Marketing is an important tool in a marketer's toolbelt. Used strategically within your marketing efforts, email marketing helps you promote your products and/or services, and increase customer loyalty. This tactic can also help communicate new products, discounts, and other services to your email lists; cross-sell between different market se...
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10 Ways to Guarantee a Successful Virtual Event
Hosting an in-person event no doubt takes time and energy to ensure everything runs smoothly and captivates attendees. But this past year, COVID has caused in-person events to give way to the virtual meetings, zoom conferences, and endless slew of online events. These new formats make for unique challenges that many leaders haven’t previously faced...
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Monica Smiley Named Inductee to the 2021 NC Women Business Owners Hall of Fame
RALEIGH, NC -- Monica Smiley, Editor & Publisher at Enterprising Women Magazine, announced that she has been named an inductee to the 2021 NC Women Business Owners Hall of Fame. The 2021 class of inductees were honored on Tuesday evening May 4,2021 at an Awards Gala hosted by NAWBO Charlotte at the Sodesta Charlotte Executive Park Hotel. Founde...
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The Importance of Having a DEI Plan, No Matter the Size of Your Organization
In response to national conversations on institutional racism and racist violence in the past year, many companies have started to take action to address their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategy. From Ulta’s $25 million dollar commitment to Amazon’s release of its workforce data, the responses to increased calls for workplace equity ha...
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A love letter to our leader
A NOTE OF EXPLANATION FROM THE TALENTRUST TEAM ABOUT THE “LOVE LETTER TO OUR LEADER DURING COVID,” BELOW: Last June, at the height of the pandemic, when the world turned upside down with challenges and uncertainty, we wrote this letter to Kathleen Quinn Votaw, founder and CEO of TalenTrust—and our boss. The way she showed caring and concern about t...
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Industry Partnership Update: Venture Summit Virtual Connect Global 2021
Startups \ Investors \ ConnectEnterprising Women is pleased to announce its sponsorship and invite you to join us at Venture Summit \ Virtual Connect GlobalSpecial offer: Register Now & Save 20% off Early Bird Rates (Use discount code “EWOMENVIP")July 6th - 8th 2021 * Call for Top Innovators Details belowWhether you’re a Female Founder seeking ...
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