Male Marketers: Understand what drives female leadership. “True Passion Has No Gender, Has No Limits.”

I am extremely humbled to be one of 27 women listed in The European Business Review’s first female leaders supplement, titled Female Leadership in Our Time.  If you are a female seeking inspiration in the business world, this is a must read. If you are a male marketer trying to better understand what drives women, this is a must read. With 15 countries represented (Switzerland, Kenya, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Italy, Germany, Lebanon, Turkey, South Africa, United States, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Ghana and Malaysia) as well as a wide range of industries (Art, Finance, Technology, Fashion, Science, Corporate Education, Marketing, Public Relations, Human Resources, Economic Development, Performing

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The Top Female Entrepreneurs in Business Today

According to the The 2013 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report conducted by American Express OPEN, the only bright spot in recent years with respect to privately held company job growth has been among women-owned firms. They have added an estimated 175,000 jobs to the U.S. economy since 2007. Between 1997 and 2013, when the number of businesses in the United States increased by 41%, the number of women-owned firms increased by 59%—a rate 1½ times the national average. Tory Burch, founder of the Tory Burch Foundation (TBF) which supports the economic empowerment of women entrepreneurs, provides a bit of insight as to why in this excerpt from

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Women In Automotive Are Re-Paving The Industry That Has Only 17% Female Employees

Women in Automotive

There is no denying that women are rapidly becoming a force to be reckoned with if you are in the business of selling cars. In fact, there are a lot of businesses who have become more open with employment and recruitment, looking for the best employee by using skills tests and pre-employment assessments (Click here to Learn More) and it seems as if the car industry is no different when it comes to this type of involvement. Just a few of the reasons could be that women now hold more driver’s licenses than men – 105 million women, compared with

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Male Marketers: Are You Attending the 10th Annual Marketing to Women Conference?

Diverse Women

Guys, are you serious about finding, reaching, understanding and connecting with the highly sought after diverse, female audience? My advice? Consider attending this worthwhile event. Oh…. and that doesn’t mean sending the little lady in the office. More and more, women are moving into CEO, CMO and entrepreneurial roles. And these women understand the importance of selling to the female customer. Do you? More importantly, they are learning how to do it. Are you? This year marks the 10th annual Marketing to Women Conference. Held in May, in Chicago, you [or your competition] will hear from it’s founder Marti Barletta, author of Marketing to

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Fewer Women in Tech Impacts Marketing to Women

As the world rapidly becomes more and more digital, the technology will continue to define products and services as well has how they are marketed. The low number of females being involved as leaders or during the conceptual and developmental processes will surely result in delivering less marketable products and services for women. And similar to the disproportionate number of female creative directors within the advertising industry, this will impair connecting effectively with the very powerful and viable female audience. Although 3 of the 10 best-paying jobs for women are in the tech sector, 56% of women who enter the

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Marketers, 80 Percent of Pinterest Users Are Female. Is Your Brand There?

Pinterest, the incredibly popular online bulletin board/scrapbook/inspiration organizer now has more than 11 million unique monthly users. And according to recent numbers from Internet-monitoring firm comScore, it has more than doubled its audience over the past six months. So, who’s using it? You guessed it. WOMEN. Eighty percent of Pinterest users are female and they are spending more time on there than Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ combined. The rapid growth can certainly be attributed somewhat to a higher acceptance of social networks now. But keep in mind, there are thousands of new startups in the social arena. What makes Pinterest different?

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What Did Google Learn That Male Marketers Need to Know? It’s Not Just About The Numbers.

Watching the progression of Google’s newest social attempt with Google+ (also referred to as Google Plus), I have noticed a strong similarity with male marketers attempting to get on board with marketing to women. There are two main stages that both must go through to be successful. Acceptance and understanding. STEP I: ACCEPTANCE Google had to first accept that “social” was going to ultimately dictate “search.” The best assessment I have read about this can be found in one of Jay Baer’s recent posts titled: Why Google Has the Hammer to Make Businesses Use Google Plus. It is a must

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Guys, Could Marketing To Women Be As Simple As Playing A Game? Just Might Be.


A new study released this week from Q Interactive and Social Media World Forum reveals that women are actively engaging with brands as they play some of their favorite online games. FarmVille has nearly 64,00,000 active monthly users on Facebook alone. And according to market research firm, Think Equity, the $720 million online social-gaming market is expected to at least double to over $1 billion by 2010. For brands wanting to connect and partner with women, online games are far from child’s play. Brands and Women are Partners in Gaming and App’ing The study investigated how brands and women intersect

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The Power of Female Business Owners in Business-to-Business Marketing


Now the fastest-growing business segment of the economy, thousands of female-owned businesses are starting up every day all over the U.S. For new business owners finding the right place to set up a business can be a real challenge, such as finding the right building to house the growing company. For a business to thrive they have to promote their company, like facebook advertising, and all parts of it has to work, like having the right energy company. Luckily there are a lot of places to learn more about business energy to help new business owners get on the right

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