What To Read This October: A Reading List for Professional Women

Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for women to achieve and maintain influential positions in global organizations. Executive women hold about 4.6% of CEO positions in S&P 500 Companies. This list includes names such as General Motors’ Mary Barra, Pepsico’s Indra Nooyi, and Oracle’s co-CEO Safra Catz. Women are skilled communicators, and their natural ability to build relationships are reflected in their careers, particularly when it comes to expanding their organizational network. They’re wonderful mentors, proficient multi-taskers, and strategic planners. All of [...]

Why Women Need To Mentor Each Other

In today's highly competitive world of business, having a mentor can mean the difference between success and failure. Whether seeking advice on how to better network with others, how to best design a new business model, or how to better manage your business, mentoring can help to ensure a successful outcome. Mentorships can help you create and reach career goals, as well as ensure steady progress in your professional journey. Mentoring is a collaborative effort in which women can learn [...]

The Importance and Impact of Networking

One of the best ways for you to create contacts and expand your set of connections is to network. Establishing and maintaining professional relationships create opportunities to expand your client base and meet potential partners. The larger the network is, the more possibilities for professional connections. Simply being in an open system instead of a closed one is the best predictor of career success. According to a survey by Lou Adler CEO of Performance-based Hiring Learning Systems, 85% of all [...]

10 Inspirational Women in Business

Running your own business is no easy task. Motivation, creativity, versatility, drive, and vision are just a few of the many characteristics that successful entrepreneurs all around the world need to embody. However, being your own boss can be an exciting endeavor! If you are looking for some inspiration to guide you on your way to being your own boss and following your dreams, take a look at a few of the most successful women entrepreneurs out there. 10 Inspirational [...]

Tips for Successful Business Networking

Networking can seem stressful, but in today's world, it is necessary for professional success. Professional networks lead to more job and business opportunities, broader and deeper knowledge, improved capacity to innovate, faster advancement, and greater status and authority. Building and nurturing professional relationships also improve the quality of work and increases job satisfaction. Here are some simple tips to make your networking experience more enjoyable and manageable: 1. Network with only one person at a time. Don't overwhelm yourself or [...]

How to Grow Your Company as a Woman Business Owner in 2016

As we approach the New Year, it’s time to take a look at what provided the most growth for your business, as well as where there are opportunities to expand. For women business owners, these opportunities can be particularly challenging. Female business owners tend to face unique external and internal challenges and obstacles. If you are a business owner looking to expand your company in 2016, here are a few trends you’ll want to include in your marketing plan for [...]