Mother and Daughter at Work & The Great Value of Good Advice

I hope you had a great summer!

I’ve been continuing to join Ramia El Agamy, the Editor of Tharawat Magazine and the newsletter, Women in Family Business, for a series of podcasts.  Ramia is creating world-wide recognition of the influence women are having on their family businesses, and I hope you enjoy my conversations with her and with our guests:

Mother and Daughter at Work — Women in Family Business
The Great Value of Good Advice — Women in Family Business

All the best,

Defining Success in Family Business

How do you define success in your family’s business?  It’s an important question with many possible answers – answers that may change as your career evolves.  Ramia and I discuss success in this podcast – I hope you enjoy it!

Ramia works in her family’s business, and her sisters do as well.  She’s the Editor of Tharawat Magazine and a co-founder of Women in Family Business.

Listen here:

http://www.womeninfamilybusiness.org/ever-changing-definition-success/

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Changing Dynamics of Sibling Relationships

My conversations with Ramia M. El Agamy, Editor of Tharawat Magazine and Women in Family Business, are continuing to be very satisfying.  It’s fun for me to learn about family businesses around the world, and Ramia is certainly an expert with a wide-ranging view.

In this week’s podcast join Ramia and I as we discuss the changing dynamics of sibling relationships in family business… click here to listen in.

Let me know what you think!

Why We Have to Talk About Women in Family Business

In the next few months I’ll be sharing my conversations with Ramia M. El Agamy. Ramia is the Editor in Chief of Tharawat magazine, which focuses on family businesses and entrepreneurs. She also co-created Women in Family Business, which offers a wealth of content to women like you.

Ramia is a true global citizen who grew up in a family business. She is thoughtful and funny and devoted to family business interests and concerns. I hope you enjoy our conversations as much as I have!

http://www.womeninfamilybusiness.org/talk-women-family-business/

All the best,

How to Work Happily with your Mom and Grow her Business | Elizabeth Blount McCormick | Episode 049

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Theme: A Daughter Successfully Manages Business Change

Summary: Elizabeth Blount McCormick describes how she took over her mother’s business and introduced the changes and culture that have helped the business continue to thrive.

Featured Guest: Elizabeth Blount McCormick, President and Owner of Uniglobe Travel Designers

Website: www.uniglobetraveldesigners.com

Key Quotes:

  • “My sister and I had a call with my mom, who was thinking of selling the business. We told her ‘Don’t sell…we’d like to work in the company. Give us a chance.’”
  • “A lot of people my mom hired had watched me grow up. It was challenging. I had so much to learn and to prove. But I was also bringing in a lot of the best practice I had learned. My sister and I had to change the culture, and our mom allowed us to change things.”
  • “We’ve had some millenials come here—and I tell them the world is their oyster, but they have to work hard. I try to lead by example. I’m trying to bring on the right people-you’ve got to surround yourself with people who are smarter-people who are eager and ready to go.”

How Family Business Centers Support Women and their Businesses | Lanie Jordan | Episode 048

Theme: How Family Business Centers Support Women

Summary: Lanie Jordan, Executive Director of the Family Business Alliance at Wilkes University, describes how college-based family business centers can support women through education, peer groups, events, and research.

Featured Guest: Lanie Jordan: Executive Director of the Family Business Alliance at Wilkes University.

Website: Family Business Alliance – Wilkes University

Key Quotes:

  • “We see amazing opportunities for women…about 24% of family businesses are led by female CEOs or presidents. Women are making great strides in family businesses…it’s such a vast contrast to corporate trends.”
  • ” There are 50 university-based centers that are affordable, that have wonderful speakers…and that provide an opportunity to engage with other families. Knowing that others have tread the waters you’re in can change your outlook.”
  • ” The most important thing that women can do is to find a place where there are other women are in your shoes. Find a safe space where you can share your situation where you can feel unjudged and supported….and also accountable.”