Thursday, May 19, 2005

Female business owners gain more political clout


Politicians are casting a wider net in a shifting of the economy where women are taking control of more businesses, boosting their financial might, the USA Today article states. It also talks about President Bush's appointment of Tami Longaberger for a top advisory post on women's entrepreneurship.

Women's riches are being pumped into politics.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Girls Guide To Leaving Your Corporate Job

In (Black Entertainment | Black News | Urban News)

Los Angeles, CA – TV Personality and Life Coach, Bianca Alexander is quickly becoming the “it girl” for television programming aimed at entertaining with a purpose.  She joins the TV One network as Co-Host of Can You Dig It, a home and garden improvement show. 

Bianca Alexander is a trailblazer by all accounts. A prominent entertainment attorney for nearly a decade, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and French language and literature from Princeton University and the Sorbonne, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia. Answering the call to direct her own path and empowering others to do the same, she resigned from a prestigious executive level position in corporate America five years ago WITH NO REGRETS.  Inspired by her success and the overwhelmingly positive response to her life-changing career move, Bianca wrote the much anticipated “Girls Guide to Leaving Your Corporate Job and Living the Life of Your Dreams,” due out this Fall. 

Read on here.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Liberty is important to women worldwide

In The Financial Express (India)

Interesting perspective on how women in India view American business women. Here's a clip from the article that talks about why American women are leaving corporate jobs:

• And, if many companies have found that women are leaving their jobs, for what many considered 'family priorities,' then the true reason that emerges is that they got bored and frustrated with the work allotted to them. That their jobs were not challenging enough.

Check this out too:

• Consider Zara Larsen, 48, who had four major assignments in 10 years at United Technologies. Last year, feeling that her career had reached a plateau, she quit her job to pursue a doctoral degree in management. "I was no longer getting the intellectual stimulation I needed," she said.

An "irresistible" offer from Raytheon Missile Systems wooed her back to the corporate world: Take time to pursue your degree, the company said, but also be our director of enterprise effectiveness, responsible for shrinking costs, speeding up processes and otherwise changing the culture."

Here's my question: Is Zara happy and satisfied she went back into corporate America or would she have been better off doing her own thing after she finished her doctorate? Only Zara can answer that.

If you are interested in reading the full length article, visit:
But, they say it's 'boring'.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Women Set To Shift The Balance of Power in Business

In the UK Times Online

Whether it's women entrepreneurs in the UK or USA -- it sounds all too familiar.

" ... that women in businesses across the country [world] were more innovative, better at networking, more open to ideas, more proactive on the export sales front and more willing to introduce new services and products than male counterparts ... "

We just need to reach out and share ideas and expertise with one another more often.