Mar 08

“Every woman has skills to share and wisdom to impart. These assets — which I define as wealth - may be sold, bartered or given as a gift. The sharing of this wealth may take the form of tutoring, teaching, supporting, assisting, listening or intervening in some way to support a woman in need. It requires engagement and participation, but it is not selfless. When all women do this, the collective good benefits all. It’s a brain-trust, but it is also what I call a “heart-trust” and affects our quality of life as women in powerful, often unexpected ways.” —

Jane Wurwand, Founder Dermalogica

Jane shared this thought with Womenetics in a recent piece written on Dermalogica and joinFITE. To read more, please click here

Mar 07

Elisabeth Marchant, CEO of Womenetics, recently wrote an article for Today’s Chicago Woman on Workplace Equality:

The full engagement of women in the workforce and senior leadership positions is the economic imperative of the 21st century. Among Fortune 500 companies, 14.1 percent of executive officers and 7.5 percent of top earners are female. Women are the majority of college graduates, but those percentages consistently fail to be mirrored in executive ranks. Among Chicago’s top 50 public companies, women hold 15.6 percent of director positions – and four of those companies have no female directors at all.”

Read the complete article

Mar 02

Womenetics Weekly Wrap Up

Leadership - Take Charge

Do you want to build a leadership presence to reach the next level? It’s time to build your confidence and become visible. 

It’s the question facing every young aspiring woman: How can you develop a leadership style that’ll get you to the top? The Wall Street Journal has some ideas

National and Global - Assume a World View

We’re all familiar with the names and faces that tend to appear on the popular Forbes Most Powerful Women list. But what about Asia’s 50 Most Powerful Business Women? Get to know these barrier breakers.

Listen to what you need to know about the recent North Korean Agreement

Philanthropy - Give Back

Meryl Streep has been headlining news since Sunday night’s Oscars. But something we haven’t heard much about? The philanthropic side of this million dollar donor

Entrepreneurship – Build Your Business

6 questions you should ask yourself before launching your business…

…and 7 pieces of advice to heed once you’ve taken the leap. 

Feb 24

Womenetics Weekly Wrap Up

Leadership - Take Charge

The time is now - become an agent of change

National and Global - Assume a World View

Investing in women maximizes potential for social and economic gains. Numerous studies from leading institutions like the World Bank reveal that poverty decreases as women’s economic opportunity and independence increase. Learn what the Third Billion Campaign is doing to help women reach full economic participation. 

Meet the woman running for presidency in Mexico.

Health and Wellness - Take Care

Bosses and employees alike, you’ll never guess this unsuspecting fitness benefit

Entrepreneurship – Build Your Business

Did you know…? The Small Business Administration recently changed the definition of small business for the first time in 25 years.

In the beginning stages of your company? Learn how to build recognition for your unknown brand

Feb 17

Womenetics Weekly Wrap Up

Leadership - Take Charge

Looking to be a better boss? Join your employees on the front lines

The more plugged-in our offices become, the more executives start considering a more flexible schedule. Forbes fills you in on 6 ways to promote work flexibility culture change. 

National and Global - Assume a World View

What if your daughter was taken as payment for your misdeeds? This is the reality for some in Afghanistan

Philanthropy - Give Back

Margot Pritzker is no stranger to philanthropy, particularly with groups helping women and children around the world, and in 2006, she founded WomenOnCall. WomenOnCall is an online network designed to match professional women with nonprofits with short-term, specific needs. Get involved

Health and Wellness - Take Care

The key to a healthier you: Your social circles.

And speaking of a healthier you, here are 6 mobile apps to boost your health and level of happiness

Entrepreneurship – Build Your Business

Rebecca Minkoff, creator of Rebecca Minkoff LLC of New York, fills you in on how she and her brother turned a struggling company into a multi-million dollar success.

Feb 10

Womenetics Weekly Wrap Up

Leadership - Take Charge

"Young CEOs: Are They Up to the Job?”

The American multinational retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc. recently announced the promotion of three executive women. Get to know these three powerhouses.

National and Global - Assume a World View

UN Women talks about their top priority for 2012

The Pentagon has recently announced that women will now be allowed closer to the front lines. But is it close enough?

Health and Wellness - Take Care

Did you know that more women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined? Learn what you can do during National Heart Month to fight this disease.

Entrepreneurship – Build Your Business

Looking to go out on your own but don’t have the capital to do so? Why not give franchising a shot? Forbes highlights their top 20

President Barack Obama recently called on Congress to support tax breaks for smaller businesses. See what this would entail

Feb 03

Womenetics Weekly Wrap Up

Leadership - Take Charge

A recent study’s key findings reveal that 3 in 9 girls think that while women can succeed in business, they rarely become corporate executives; and many believe they are more burdened by family than men as they try to succeed in their careers. Learn what’s being done to reverse these beliefs

"Leadership and management must go hand in hand. They are not the same thing." The Wall Street Journal fills you in on the key differences between the two and why they should matter to you.

National and Global - Assume a World View

February 1 marked the launch of the Third Billion Campaign, an effort to enable 1 billion women to become members of the global economy by 2025. Learn why women are key in the global economy

Curious as to how you can contribute to the increase of women in the global economy? The Institute for the Economic Empowerment of Women’s Peace Through Business Program enables women throughout the U.S. to mentor female business owners

Health and Wellness - Take Care

Do something different for a change, add yourself to your to-do list

Entrepreneurship – Build Your Business

Forbes has put together a Small Business Toolkit to help business owners navigate their way to success in this tricky economy. 

Discover the business plan behind the cupcake that’s taking the south by storm.

Jan 30

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Jan 27

Womenetics Weekly Wrap Up

Leadership - Take Charge

Women’s path to power: A guide to more women in senior leadership. 

On January 24, U.S. Secretary of State Clinton hosted the inaugural meeting of the International Council on Women’s Business Leadership at the State Department in Washington, D.C.

National and Global - Assume a World View

A new campaign, Political Parity, is working to double the number of women in Congress in the next ten years.

WEConnect International is leading the way for female business owners to find success in a global marketplace.

Philanthropy - Give Back

Discover what it takes to become one of the largest and fastest growing philanthropic service organizations in the country.

Health and Wellness - Take Care

This week at Davos, Bill Gates pledged $750 million to fight three killer diseases and rescue a health fund whose financial losses have cost it donor support.

Entrepreneurship – Build Your Business

Learn what some small businesses and entrepreneurs had to say about the State of the Union Address. 

After being named one of Atlanta’s Fastest-Growing Women-Owned Firms, this Atlanta woman unveils the key to carrying her company to high-achieving success in just four years. 

Jan 20

Womenetics Weekly Wrap Up

Leadership - Take Charge

Learn about the brain behind the Most Powerful Woman summit

Why the demise of SOPA is good for your brand, as reported by Forbes.

National and Global - Assume a World View

A new joint-study, Gender and Corporate Social Responsibility: It’s a Matter of Sustainability, shows that companies who promote greater gender diversity at top leadership levels notably increase the breadth and quality of their CSR initiatives, as well as potential for sustaining growth over time.

India introduces Angry Brides to Facebook, a game created to raise awareness against dowry in India, a practice that is illegal but still alarmingly widespread.

Philanthropy - Give Back

Corporate Social Responsibility isn’t just about writing checks anymore. Learn about executives new corporate giving strategies

Health and Wellness - Take Care

A lack of sleep can affect more than just your work performance the next day. 

Entrepreneurship – Build Your Business

Learn how a blowout can spark a company: An interview with Alli Webb, founder of Drybar.

Women in business need to think bigger

Do women who own businesses, especially those operating in male-dominated industries, face different challenges than their male counterparts?