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WLE presents an extensive library of timely news articles, websites and other resources on topics of concern to women in business: from finance to leadership to marketing. This is a one-stop source for the information you seek.

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Building Your Business

  • Energize Your Business and Your Life with EcoChi®
    By Debra Duneier I created the EcoChi system of design because I needed it in my own life. EcoChi is a lifestyle shift that meticulously blends the powerful ancient and modern lessons of classical feng shui, green and sustainable living and environmental psychology to revolutionize how people f...
  • Why You Should Celebrate the Women’s Procurement Program Even If You Are Not A Federal Contractor
    I was having dinner with a friend recently and she said “enough already” about the women’s procurement program.  She doesn’t want to be a federal contractor and so all of WIPP’s attention to this program seems a bit much to her.  Not at all surprising, but I would submit this “case study” is app...
  • If You Don’t Ask, You Won’t Get
    If You Don't Raise Your Hand, You Won't Be Called On If you don’t raise your hand, you won’t be called on and maybe that’s a good thing; a good thing, that is, if you want to remain invisible and safe. After all, when you raise your hand, you are risking public failure. When  you raise yo...
  • Become a Better Multiplier of Revenue and Beyond
    A Mentoring Success Story Theresa Alfaro Daytner was managing a successful general contracting and construction management firm selling to private, institutional and commercial clients when a peer piqued her interest in government contracting. An astute businesswoman, Daytner was always open ...
  • Finding Marketing Opportunities in a Down Economy
    Katherine O’Hara is Partner/VP of S3. http://www.s3s3s3.com/s3s3s3.html The economy has been front-page news and boardroom talk for Fortune 500 and startups alike. Beyond the headlines, however, are stories of companies beating the economic trend by seizing hidden opportunities. It i...
  • Stay Close to Customers to Keep Out the Competition
    Despite the recession, the United States still offers business opportunities, and some U.S. market fundamentals remain unchanged. For example, the U.S. market continues to have a steady supply of skilled labor, free trade agreements with Canada, Mexico, Australia and other countries, and good...
  • Mentoring and Sharing Grow Women Business Leaders
    by Andrea March There is no question that women have made significant inroads in the business world during the past 30 years.  But, the ranks of women who head up multi-million-dollar businesses remain thin. Leslie Grossman and I know the challenges business women face.  We each devel...
  • My WLE Business Network
    If you’ve been to a Women's Leadership Exchange® conference, you know the excitement and benefits of being at a gathering of hundreds of like-minded, successful business owners. Now, as part of WLE’s new Keyholder membership program, you can have the very same type of access on ...
  • The Keyholder Program
    Imagine being able to tap into a deep network of women business owners 24 hours a day, 365 days a year instead of just one day a year at a WLE conference.  Well, you don’t have to dream about it any longer.  The newly established Women's Leadership Exchange® Keyholder Progra...
  • Join Social Networks to Boost Your Business
    by Diane Eble You already know that networking—connecting in meaningful ways with other people —is the grease of business. I'm discovering just how much the Internet in general, and social networks in particular, expand the potential playing field. My current business partner and I...
  • Giving Voice to Women in Business: Terry Neese Isn?t One of the Boys
    By Kate Ackley Don?t be fooled: Terry Neese is a Beltway insider, even though she makes her home in Oklahoma City and speaks with a folksy Midwestern drawl. If she weren?t, she wouldn?t have been in the Roosevelt Room at the White House for more than half an hour on Tax Day, jawing with President...
  • Building Your Business
    BUILDING YOUR BUSINESS Managing A Winning Workforce: Real World Case Studies from Judith Anderson ?Individuals work hard, bring their talents to the table, solve complex challenges, identify exciting opportunities for their organizations?and still end the work day feeling that what they offer is...
  • Strategies for a Smart Move: Making the Right Decision for Your Company?s Future
    By Julie Garella You?ve dreamed it. You?ve built it. And now what? It?s time to make a move?but which one? This seems to be most fearful place for women business owners, and often they are scared into stagnation. But it needn?t be that way. You can look to an investment banking firm to help c...
  • The Naturals: Women and Global Business Success
    by Laurel J. Delaney Today, women are starting businesses at twice the rate of men and are a major force-- both in the traditional and the new global e-business marketplace. An interesting phenomenon is that while the business world demands that women leave unworkable behaviors and attitudes...
  • Case Study: A Personalized Business Model
    Ask anyone who knows Susan Giguere and they'll tell you the biggest thing about the 4'10" dynamo is her heart. The Waterville, Maine entrepreneur runs Care & Comfort, a provider of home-based mental health services for children, as well as homemaker services for the elderly. "I gave birth to my com...
  • When Opportunity Knocks: Jennifer Chandler Opens Doors in Dallas Women's Leadership Exchange® Conference
    Jennifer Chandler says she?s always been ?in the right place at the right time.? A former accountant at a real estate company, she saw a chance to move to the operations side of the business and made the switch. Her success in that area led to an offer to partner in a real estate company, Southwes...
  • Mission Accomplished: The Commando Conference Strategies of Lesley Roy
    Some people dream it?and then they do it. Lesley Roy is one of them. A former actress and model, she returned to school at 36-years-of-age, studying art at Yale. It was there that she fell in love with the crackle effect on aged artwork and spent two years researching how to replicate that effect o...
  • Top Ten Characteristics of Successful Women Business Leaders
    Women are transforming the face of business and society, moving into leadership roles as business owners and in corporations. What are the characteristics that set successful women business leaders apart? Research and experience suggest that these top ten characteristics are key for women business ...
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