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March 1, 2005

Despite making up almost half of the workforce in the US, women still struggle to achieve the top positions. Suzanne Lane makes a few suggestions to women entering the workplace of their family business

Suzanne Lane  is program director at Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center.

Despite making up almost half of the workforce in the US, women still struggle to achieve the top positions. Suzanne Lane makes a few suggestions to women entering the workplace of their family business

September 1, 2004

Melanie Stern talks to Nan Langowitz, director of Babson College’s Centre for Women’s Leadership, and Jocelyn Larkin, lead litigation counsel for the 1.6m plaintiffs of the Wal-Mart sex bias class-action lawsuit, about the rising status of women leading family corporations

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business magazine.

Melanie Stern talks to Nan Langowitz, director of Babson College's Centre for Women's Leadership, and Jocelyn Larkin, lead litigation counsel for the 1.6m plaintiffs of the Wal-Mart sex bias class-action lawsuit, about the rising status of women leading family corporations

How strong is the tradition of passing the family business to the son and not the daughter?

May 1, 2004

Being an entrepreneur and running a family business can be lonely but women simply can’t afford to be unproductive, which is why so many of them excel at their task at hand

Terri Heggum-Allen is National Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise.

Being an entrepreneur and running a family business can be lonely but women simply can't afford to be unproductive, which is why so many of them excel at their task at hand

May 1, 2004

Women are gaining a stronger foothold in the senior ranks of businesses. They tend to work more efficiently than men and offer creative solutions to problems. That’s what the studies tell us. So why not push harder for this business solution?

Women are gaining a stronger foothold in the senior ranks of businesses. They tend to work more efficiently than men and offer creative solutions to problems. That's what the studies tell us. So why not push harder for this business solution?
 

September 1, 2003

There are still very few women occupying the upper management levels in larger companies. Is this due to the difficulty in prioritising between business and family? Being part of a family business could offer a flexible coexistence of both

Franziska Müller Tiberini has her own consulting company for family business. She lives in Zurich, Switzerland.

There are still very few women occupying the upper management levels in larger companies. Is this due to the difficulty in prioritising between business and family? Being part of a family business could offer a flexible coexistence of both

"One is not born but becomes a woman."
– Simone de Beauvoir

April 1, 2002

Many multi-generational family firms make up the French economy. They demonstrate resilience and renewal in hardship, good family organisation and, for some, acceptance of in-laws in top roles

Many multi-generational family firms make up the French economy. They demonstrate resilience and renewal in hardship, good family organisation and, for some, acceptance of in-laws in top roles

February 1, 2002

Philanthropy plays a large role in the lives of many family businesses. Through their foundation’s schools and hospitals, the Murugappa family has demonstrated their commitment to Indian society

Why do business-owning families engage in philanthropic activities, and why do such activities take on such importance? When the Murugappa family accepted the IMD Distinguished Family Business Award at the gala dinner celebration in Rome in October 2001, fourth generation Mr Murugu explained:

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