Tag: Women

International Association of Women Celebrates Women’s Small Business Month

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CHICAGO – October 1, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

According to a special report on women-owned small businesses by the US Chamber of Commerce, women-owned small businesses have been more heavily impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and are less likely to anticipate a strong recovery in the year ahead.

The International Association of Women (IAW) plans to celebrate and support female small business owners during an upcoming eChapter event on Oct. 7. The eChapter platform is a virtual networking opportunity for IAW members that brings together a panel of experts who are able to interact live with IAW members while providing resources and advice. In addition, members are able to network with each other through the live chat and our exclusive networking lists.

During the October eChapter event (hosted on

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Tukwila’s Spice Bridge Food Hall helps women business owners turn their restaurant dreams into reality

Light streams through the windows at the new Spice Bridge Food Hall in Tukwila, further illuminating the butter-yellow walls. The air is filled with the scent of grilled chicken kebabs and coffee, but perhaps the best part is the sound of laughter from women chatting.

Kara Martin, program director for the Food Innovation Network (FIN), gestures to the ceiling, remarking on the need to get some sound baffles, but for now the symphony of laughter is the welcome sound of success.

Spice Bridge is the home of FIN’s Food Business Incubator, a program that helps provide women immigrants and refugees in South King County with everything from permit assistance and marketing guidance to rent subsidies and mentoring.

https://www.seattletimes.com/Spice Bridge, a 2,800-square-foot Tukwila global food hall, is home to four retail stalls and cook stations, a commercial kitchen and dining area.   (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)
Spice Bridge, a 2,800-square-foot Tukwila global food hall, is home to four retail stalls and cook stations, a commercial kitchen and dining area. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

FIN is a program

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40,000 Young Women and Men in Nigeria will be Equipped Annually with Entrepreneurial Skills through EDC Partnership with the Mastercard Foundation

Lagos, Nigeria — Today, the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) announced a partnership with the Mastercard Foundation to launch the Transforming Nigerian Youths program. Recognizing that employment is a pathway out of poverty, the program seeks to create a network of entrepreneurial and managerial change makers, particularly young people and women across the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector, in Nigeria. In a bid to help reduce the unemployment rate in the country, the free training program aims to boost employment creation and sustainable livelihoods.

This program is open to all and is primarily focused on the Lagos, Kano, and Kaduna states. Through this program, 40,000 young people will be supported with the resources and learning required to start, grow, and expand their businesses. The program will also provide support and resources to young people who want to become employable in the creative and agricultural sectors.

In the last decade,

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Chamber hosts 8th Annual Women in Business Conference as webinar Thursday

The Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 8th Annual Women in Business Conference as a webinar at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 1. The conference features speakers addressing a wide range of topics, including leadership, professional development and entrepreneurship. The event will bring women together from central Louisiana and throughout the state to provide a platform for learning, mentoring and networking.



a person in a desert: Then-Maj. Katrina Lloyd looks into the distance during her deployment to Iraq in 2010. Lloyd is the second African-American woman in the Louisiana National Guard to be promoted to the rank of colonel


© Courtesy, Katrina Lloyd
Then-Maj. Katrina Lloyd looks into the distance during her deployment to Iraq in 2010. Lloyd is the second African-American woman in the Louisiana National Guard to be promoted to the rank of colonel

“The Chamber is pleased to continue hosting the Women in Business Conference during this most unusual year due to the pandemic” said Deborah Randolph, President, Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce. “A strong line up of presenters will be featured to provide a valuable experience using a virtual platform this

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This Husband And Wife Built A Luxury Brand, While Helping Hundreds Of Women Escape Human Trafficking

Ian and Brittany Bentley had no idea their initial trip to Ethiopia would lead them to launch a global luxury brand (Parker Clay), build a leather goods factory from scratch and ultimately provide employment opportunities for hundreds of impoverished women.

As a certified B Corp, Ian and Brittany aren’t just creating jobs in Ethiopia, they are paying their employees living wages that average 87% higher than comparable positions, while offering their workers life skills that will help them succeed beyond their Parker Clay tenure. Nearly half of Parker Clay’s employees had not previously held a salaried job. Reliable employment has provided many of the folks on Parker Clay’s team a level of financial autonomy they have never previously experienced.

John Greathouse: Ian – great to connect with you. What was the genesis of Parker Clay? What caused

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The Women Behind The Happiest Baby On The Block Business

 If you or someone you know has had a child since 2002, it’s likely you’ve given or been given The Happiest Baby on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp. You’ve almost definitely heard of the 5 S’s. Some parents with babies born after 2016 may have been lucky enough to obtain a SNOO sleeper to soothe fussy newborns. Dr. Karp has built an empire around helping babies sleep. But he by no means built that empire alone.

The business of baby sleep is, in fact, a family affair. What’s not often discussed when Dr. Karp’s work is heralded around the world is that his wife Nina, and daughter Lexi, actually played pivotal roles in growing the business to where it is today. Dr. Karp was eager to brag about the impact his female family members have had on his work – and his life.

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Some Lucrative Card Bonuses; How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Helped Women Get Credit Cards

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Paved the Way for Women to Get Credit Cards

If you are a woman who holds a credit card, you owe it in large part to the efforts of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In Reed v. Reed, the landmark 1971 case highlighted in the 2018 film “On The Basis Of Sex”, Ginsburg co-wrote a brief arguing that a provision of Idaho state law which said men were to be preferred to women in appointing the administrators of an estate violated the Constitution. The court agreed, finding unanimously that dissimilar treatment, “on the basis of sex,” between men and women was unconstitutional. [NextAdvisor]

Here’s Who Qualifies for Chase Sapphire Preferred’s New Massive, Limited-Time 80,000-Point Welcome Bonus

Chase just released its highest ever welcome bonus: eligible new Chase Sapphire Preferred Card applicants can earn 80,000

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Stacy’s Rise Project Expands Commitment to Female Founders; Partners with Hello Alice to Fund $150,000 in Grants to Black Women Business Owners

PLANO, Texas, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Earlier this year, the Stacy’s Rise Project expanded its annual grant and mentorship program to support more women with more services than ever before – but the continued disparity among Black female business founders persists, with women of color receiving only 0.2 percent of venture capitalist funding1. In a continued quest to “help women rise,” the Stacy’s Rise Project has now further expanded its program together with longtime partner Hello Alice to support an additional 15 Black female founders with a total of $150,000 in business grants, professional advertising services – including a prominent spotlight on the Stacy’s Amazon e-commerce hub – and executive coaching/mentorship.


The 15 remarkable Black female founders selected by Stacy's Pita Chips and Hello Alice to receive a total of $150,000 in business grants, professional advertising service and executive coaching/mentorship

As small business owners nationwide have been impacted significantly by the events of the last year, a recent survey by Stacy’s found that Black female founders are facing their own unique challenges:

  • 70 percent say
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New Luxury Watch Market Research Highlights Recovery Path for Businesses from COVID-19 Based on End-Users- Men and Women | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The new Luxury Watch Market Research from Technavio indicates Negative and Inferior growth in the short term as the business impact of COVID-19 spreads.

“One of the primary growth drivers for this market is the product Premiumization and Innovation,” says a senior analyst for Consumer Discretionary at Technavio. The manufacturers are offering watches with advanced capabilities such as the use of robots, hi-tech coatings, and advanced materials such as ceramics and titanium. The demand for Swiss watches is increasing owing to their quality, design, craftsmanship, and technological sophistication. The increase in brand awareness and western influences as well as the inherent need for exclusivity are some of the factors increasing the demand for luxury watches. As the markets recover Technavio expects the luxury watch market size to grow by USD 1.64 billion during the period 2020-2024.

Get detailed insights on the COVID-19 pandemic Crisis and Recovery analysis

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New CEO of Girls Who Invest wants to boost women in asset management

  • Katherine Jollon Colsher, 42, is the new CEO of Girls Who Invest, a nonprofit that aims to enhance the role of women in asset management by working with industry giants like Blackstone, BlackRock, and Invesco. 
  • Though she has no formal experience as a portfolio manager, Colsher spent a decade as an MD at Goldman Sachs, running its 10,000 Small Businesses program, before taking over Girls Who Invest earlier this month.
  • Colsher told Business Insider how she’s planning to help women take over 30% of the world’s investable capital by 2030 — and it starts at the micro level, she said.
  • Women make up just 6% of senior leaders in private equity, 4% in real estate, and 3% in hedge funds, the organization says.
  • Are you a young person working on Wall Street? Contact this reporter via email at rhodkin@businessinsider.com, encrypted messaging app Signal (561-247-5758), or direct message on Twitter @reedalexander
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