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Our Current Issue..

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  • Margery Kraus: Global Powerhouse - As APCO Worldwide celebrates its 35th anniversary, founder Margery Kraus leads this thriving communications firm with 30 offices around the world.

  • Laurie DeJong weaves an invisible thread between her New York City production company and the nonprofit she founded, the Paper Fig Foundation.

  • Update: IEEW'S PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS Program
    This Oklahoma City-based nonprofit has a 12-year legacy of empowering women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan and Rwanda, and empowering both nations in the process.

    PLUS:

    • Six ways to transform your brand from fledgling to fierce competition
    • The business move that saved my soul.
    • The art of gaining a mentor.
    • Solo travel--with a little help.
    • Bringing more joy into your life.

    And, much more!

A Spotlight on Margery Kraus and Exciting News
About the Enterprising Women Awards Conference!

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How does the daughter of immigrants, the first in her family to graduate from college and a high school civics teacher by training end up leading a $120 million global communications firm?

Margery Kraus, who is featured on our front cover, did it by showing up where she was least expected and by bringing her fierce determination to the table. Her company, APCO Worldwide, is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year and her story is a remarkable one.

A long-time member of the Enterprising Women Advisory Board, a past inductee into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame, and a recipient this year of the Enterprising Women of the Year Award, Margery’s story is fascinating, and there is so much she can teach our readers about growing a remarkable business. Margery also serves as the Chair of the Women Presidents’ Organization and we are so proud to share her journey here.

As we send this issue to press (and upload the digital files to our new Enterprising Women app available in the Apple Store and Google Play), we are also making final preparations for the 17th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference, March 24-26 at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. It’s not too late to register at www.enterprisingwomen.com to take advantage of the strongest educational program our team has ever showcased at this annual conference.

With the help of a dedicated team of Advisory Board members, we are featuring a half-day Financial Forum on Sunday, March 24 that focuses on growing your business and planning for what’s next after success, as well as planning an exit strategy, starting with the end in mind. Six top women in finance will lead this dynamic program.

New this year is a general session we are calling SHE’d Moments, modeled after and inspired by TEDx Talks. It will feature eight speakers each sharing one impactful idea, lesson or wisdom from their life experience of failures or successes.
The conference includes powerful keynotes, our annual Hall of Fame Luncheon featuring 2019 inductee Phyllis Newhouse, an IBM technology panel, a STEMpreneur panel with our partner, Million Women Mentors, a welcome cruise on the Inter-coastal, and the Gala Awards Dinner! We’ve packed so much into two and a half days—it is not to be missed!

And we are proud to once again host a delegation of high school girls who will attend the conference as scholarship recipients in our Young Enterprising Women Mentoring Program. Our attendees will have a chance to meet these young women at our Mentorship Luncheon on Monday, March 25.
Join us March 24-26 in sunny Fort Lauderdale and meet Margery Kraus, Phyllis Newhouse, and many other top women entrepreneurs and business leaders!

Monica S. Smiley

Meet our 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year Award Winners and Advisory Board members in this recap of our 2016 awards event! 


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