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July 1, 2006

Men still account for the lions’ share of entrepreneurial business, but reports indicate that women are fighting their ground. Research shows that women have the skills, all that’s missing is the confidence. Or perhaps they just don’t want to be involved, says Richard Willsher

Richard Willsher is a finance and business writer with a background in international investment banking. www.richardwillsher.com

Men still account for the lions' share of entrepreneurial business, but reports indicate that women are fighting their ground. Research shows that women have the skills, all that's missing is the confidence. Or perhaps they just don't want to be involved, says Richard Willsher

November 1, 2005

Women looking for a fast track to a seat on the board should join the family business, according to new research by Coutts. More than 60% of British family businesses have female directors.

Scott McCulloch is editor of Families in Business.

May 1, 2005

Carlson Companies has all the right numbers for a truly contemporary business, including $26 billion sales, 40% female executives, and one radical chief. Melanie Stern hears how Marilyn Carlson Nelson has created a place where women are captains of industry

Melanie stern is section editor of Families in Business

Carlson Companies has all the right numbers for a truly contemporary business, including $26 billion sales, 40% female executives, and one radical chief. Melanie Stern hears how Marilyn Carlson Nelson has created a place where women are captains of industry

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

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