Monday, January 12, 2009

Introducing Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global (WEGG)

We are happy to report the launch of a new social enterprise, Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global (WEGG / WEGG will bring global opportunity to women entrepreneurs worldwide.

The Global Small Business Blog is the first official sponsor to WEGG.

Check out the roster of consequential thought-leaders who, when they have something juicy and relevant to report, will be contributing to WEGG:

Sharon Barner
, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
Anita Campbell, CEO of Small Business Trends LLC
Raman Chadha, Executive Director of the Depaul University Coleman Entrepreneurship Center and on the faculty of the highly ranked academic program in entrepreneurship
Linda Darragh, Director of entrepreneurship programs for the Chicago Booth’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Adjunct Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
Marsha Firestone, Ph.D., President and Founder of the Women Presidents’ Organization
Suzy Fox, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair, HRER, Loyola University Chicago — primary research interests center around the well-being of employees in the global workplace
Dawn Harris, Ph.D., Director, Gannon Center for Women and Leadership, Loyola University Chicago
Mary Joyce, Network Director, U.S. Department of Commerce, Midwest Export Assistance Centers
Karen Kerrigan, President & CEO, Women Entrepreneurs, Inc.
Steve King, Founding Partner, Emergent Research
Carolyn Okels, Founding Partner, Emergent Research and Small Business Labs
Leslie Schweitzer, Senior Trade Advisor for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Creator of the TradeRoots Initiative
Whenever you see a WEGG badge (noted above), it means the person is an official expert (as I am -- look at The Global Small Business Blog right sidebar) and contributor to WEGG.
We wish to thank Rosa Berardi, Program Manager, The Coleman Foundation for her special assistance and support to WEGG and, of course, we wish to thank our contributors for their willingness to share their knowledge.

Please visit us as often as you like (men are welcome too because a couple of our WEGG experts are men and some of the information will apply to both men and women alike). And definitely let us know when you catch any news, resources, research, events or women entrepreneurs doing great things worldwide that relates to Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global.

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