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November 2010 Blog Posts (8)

Women as Barometers of Change in Family Businesses

Women and men are known to communicate and problem solve differently. The genders are socialized in varied ways and, as a result, women and men prioritize and manage life experiences differently. These gender differences create a challenge for family business owners. The challenge is to capture the strengths of both women and men to create a more viable and competitive family business culture.…

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Added by Sharon M. Danes on November 30, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Women and Leadership in the Family Business: A Winning Combination



Written By: Dune Thorne, CTFA, CWS® and Cynthia Adams Harrison, Ed. D.,…

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Added by Dune Delafield Thorne on November 30, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Women in Family Business - The Power of Language

Women constitute more than half of the world's population, control the majority of the world's financial assets, and stand to inherit the bulk of the inter-generational wealth transfer. Further, women are creating new businesses at a greater rate than their male peers, and stand to inherit ownership and management of existing family businesses in higher percentages than in the past. In recognition of these trends, the financial services industry has launched a number of programs focused on…
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Added by Patricia Angus on November 29, 2010 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Women leading family businesses

Women in leadership roles in family businesses are still not regarded as the norm. Media representations of women CEOs of family firms still emphasize the sensational and unique aspects of their presence at the top, especially with stories about the ‘little girl’ who became a successor in a family business, the devastated widow who took over her late husband’s business and led it to great heights, or the sister who outperformed an older brother in a family owned automobile dealership. Yet women… Continue

Added by Mary Barrett on November 28, 2010 at 10:20pm — 1 Comment

Emotional Support for the Chief Emotional Officer

With the significant rise of women in family businesses, our understanding of their roles has progressed beyond just seeing them as invisible employees who provide the emotional glue. Women are taking on leadership roles in the forefront of family businesses, which not too long ago was viewed as a primarily male domain. Even with the expansion of opportunities for women beyond the role of Chief…

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Added by Lesley Huff on November 27, 2010 at 10:51pm — 1 Comment

The Role of Wife and Mother in Family Owned Businesses

Family owned businesses in the US continue to contribute as an essential aspect of the economy. The roles of wife and mother continue to grow in importance in succession and continuity. It is important that you, as wife or mother, understand the importance of your role and act on it.

A Successful Partnership

A wife’s role can be an enormous help to the success or failure of the family…

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Added by Patricia Annino on November 26, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

THE SOCIALIZATION OF DAUGHTERS IN FAMILY BUSINESS

Women in family business have traditionally played roles like emotional leader, mother, spouse, owner, etc. Nobody can deny that all these roles are very important for the wealth and the continuity of the family firm. Nevertheless, it would be convenient that women become more visible in business and take more responsibilities in management and leadership positions. And so that this happens it is fundamental that women, especially daughters, interfere in the business practically from her… Continue

Added by Rocio Martínez-Jiménez on November 25, 2010 at 5:49am — No Comments

"Secretariat's" Lessons for Family Businesses

Secretariat’s Lessons for Family Businesses



The new movie by Walt Disney Pictures is a wonderful film about vision, determination and moving through the challenges of families in business!…



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Added by Leslie Dashew on November 5, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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