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News and Inspirational Stories About Amazing Business Women:

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Meet the Woman Who Has Been Running a $2.8 Billion Business For Almost 30 Years!

Janice Bryant Howroyd, founder of Act 1 Group
Janice Bryant Howroyd is a North Carolina native who left her hometown in 1976 with just $900. In 1978, she founded Act 1 Group - which is now the largest privately held, woman-owned workforce solutions company based in the U.S. Her company generates billions of dollars in annual revenue, has offices in 19 countries with over 17,000 clients, and has more than 2,800 employees worldwide.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

This Refugee-Turned-Entrepreneur Owns 2 IHOP Restaurants, Her Own Soul Food Restaurant, and a $250 Million Real Estate Portfolio

Adenah Bayoh, owner of 2 IHOPs in New Jersey
At age 13, Adenah Bayoh escaped the civil war in her native country of Liberia, immigrated to the United States and is now one of the most successful entrepreneurs in her home state of New Jersey. She is the founder and CEO of Adenah Bayoh and Companies, which is the parent corporation that owns IHOP franchises in Newark, Paterson, and Irvington, New Jersey.

Monday, November 13, 2017

She Once Played NCAA Basketball, But Now She's the CEO of Anthem - a Billion Dollar Healthcare Company!

Gail Koziara Boudreaux, CEO of Anthem
Gail Koziara Boudreaux, regularly included in Fortune's "Most Powerful Women in Business" list and also a former NCAA basketball player for Dartmouth College back in the 1970's, has now been named the next president and CEO of Anthem Inc. Anthem is the nation's second-largest health insurer.

Friday, November 10, 2017

At 100 Years Old, This Business Woman is Still Going Strong

Kimi Takechi, founder of Takechi Jewelers
Kimi Takechi and her husband, Kazuo, opened Takechi Jewelers 70 years ago in Omaha, Nebraska. Kimi still shows up for work every day, even though she is 100 years old - and she has no immediate plans to retire! What keeps this business woman going? According to Omaha.com, Kimi and her late husband, Kazuo, opened their jewelry store two years after World War II began.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

From Executive Producer to Director -- She's Won 15 Emmys, and She's Not Even an Actress!

Terri Tolliver of Fox 5 DCFox 5 DC is making moves and Terri Tolliver is moving with them! This Washington, DC native is the station's new Director of News Projects and Partnerships. Terri is a true powerhouse. She is a warm, genuine, engaged person that until you ask, you would have no idea about the mountain she sits upon built on all of her various accomplishments.



Top Business Women Events & Workshops:
Every year, hundreds of local, national and international events are held around the world for business women and entrepreneurs. These events include conferences, expos, workshops, seminars and more. And, the mission is always the same: to help women and girls to become more successful in business. [Find an event to attend...]




Top Business Women Facts & Statistics:
Women-owned businesses in the United States continue to grow at a faster rate then any other demographic. Not only that, women-owned businesses are generating more revenue, hiring more employees, and contributing more to the national economy. Remarkably, the growth is not just in one state or city, but all over the country amongst all ethnic groups. Women have truly proven themselves to be talented and intelligent business owners. [Get the facts...]




Top Business Women Organizations:
There are many organizations and foundations that help women. Usually, their goal is to help women attend college, get a job, get free daycare, and/or deal with emotional or physical abuse. However, there are also many organizations that empower women to start successful businesses. Typically, they offer professional networking, education and training, and/or business facilities or centers that can be used. [Find the right organization for you...]




Top Publications For Professional Women:
Reading is a great way to educate many people all at once. Because of this, many publications are dedicated to helping and inspiring women in business. In fact, there are quite a few magazines, newsletters, blogs, and even books that all aim to be powerful resources to sustain women entrepreneurs. [Find a publication that meets your needs...]




Top Grants & Other Funding Options for Woman-Owned Companies:
Funding and raising capital has always been a huge challenge for women-owned businesses. Because of gender discrimination, unfair business practices, and other factors, many women around the world struggle to raise much-needed capital, to start a new business, and/or to keep the business they have afloat. [Get funded...]



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