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YEW Goes International!

Monica Smiley, Publisher & CEO of Enterprising Women and President and Founder of the Enterprising Women Foundation is delighted to announce that the Young Enterprising Women Mentoring Program is now officially an international event with the inclusion of a young Canadian entrepreneur.

Nafisa Ahmed, a high school senior from Jarvis Collegiate in Toronto, Canada was the winning recipient and will be traveling to Fort Lauderdale for the Enterprising Women Awards event joining scholarship recipients from San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Raleigh and Ann Arbor this year.

The Enterprising Women Foundation Mentoring Program provides high school girls with an opportunity to meet and connect with outstanding women entrepreneurs & leaders in STEM-based fields and other industries. This event recognizes their leadership potential, inspire them to dream big and focus on the next steps to realize their potential.

COMPAREX Canada, the corporate sponsor is delighted to be sponsoring Nafisa this year. Dedicated to a gender and diverse workforce, COMPAREX Canada GM Jason Mackay says, “Diversity is our strength. Many voices and experiences have been proven to foster richer innovation, relationships and communication.” He adds, “We know Nafisa will enjoy and be inspired by the Young Enterprising Women event and wish her all the best for her future.”

The 15th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference y takes place April 2 – 4th at the Ritz Carlton in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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2017 The Year of Empowerment - Principles for February-Financial Diligence

Book: “Girl, Get Your Money Straight!” by Glinda Bridgforth
Website: www.thefourcups.com

Every year in celebration of the new beginnings, it is Southern tradition to prepare a special meal to usher in a prosperous new year.  So we pull out Aunt Bea’s secret recipe for what we think will help us gain financial prosperity.  It is legend that this special meal of black-eyed peas and cabbage greens provides good luck to help us see more clearly into the future; and an abundance and overflow of money that will find its way into our lives.  But, what about the right recipe for financial success?  How do we grow this abundance and overflow of money into sustainable wealth?

Simply, we must be good stewards, and be very diligent with the money that we are honored to receive in our lifetime.  It’s not about how much you make, but what you do with it.  If we can’t show diligence in how we manage the $100 we have today, what makes us think we will be able to maintain more blessings and riches tomorrow?

The 2015 US Census determined that the US median household income is $55,775.  Now, close your eyes and just take a second.  Think about how much you make in a year, now multiply that by 4, now multiply that by 10.  That’s a very nice 7 figure income!!! Oh, how exciting it is for the revelation that we are already millionaires!  This exercise shows us that we all have the potential to have a million dollars that runs through our hands in our lifetime. Instead of being concerned on how to obtain our million, we should readjust our focus to being diligent stewards of the riches bestowed upon us in order to reap our full harvest.

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Right Message, Right Situation

A sales message designed for one situation will not necessarily work well in another. For example, you may have perfected your 30-second elevator speech (or “30-second commercial,” as it’s often called). This works great if you are actually in an elevator and have someone’s complete attention. But it will get you those glazed looks if you try to work 30 seconds of monologue into a conversation in the buffet line at a networking event. Live, spur-of-the-moment dialogue requires a completely different approach (think of it as “conversation ping-pong”), even if you include some of the same words and phrases. Sellers who have perfected their 30-second commercials often don’t have dialogue prepared for the times they need it. Likewise, the message that works with a decision maker will likely not work with the assistant. The message that works on the first meeting will likely not work on the 3rd.

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2017 – The Year of Empowerment How to Master Your Goals

Life is all about a healthy balance, the positive force to balance the negative, an equal give and take. In our lifetimes on this earth, we are only given a finite amount of energy in a finite amount of time, and how we use this energy is up to us. In the words of Dr. Maya Angelou, it is our duty to “if we get-give, and if we learn-teach”, and if I may be bold to add - if we imagine-create. We can only do so much in a given period of time-a day, a week, a month. So the questions become-how do we move the needle? How do we make it all happen? And most importantly-How do we avoid FOMO-the fear of missing out?! In this article, you will be provided with a sure-fire way to achieve your goals, and see your dreams and aspirations unfold right before your eyes.

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Let’s Raise a Glass to the Power Latinas of 2016

Dear Hermanas,

I think we can all agree that 2016 was like a giant bowl of sancocho—it had a little bit of everything. But we can also proudly say that it was a year when so many inspiring Latinas had a groundbreaking year that opened the door for so many of us. We must always remember that when one of us wins, we all win. Their success paves the way for us all to follow in their footsteps. So let’s say bravo to these incredible Latinas who did not let fear stop them from speaking up and taking action, and let’s toast to their continued success in 2017. Their example helps all of us to move ADELANTE!

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Be A Mentor

Enterprising Women is a partner in the new Million Women Mentors (MWM) initiative.

The initiative supports the engagement of one million science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) mentors — women and men — to increase the interest and confidence of young women to pursue and succeed in STEM degrees and careers.

Read the full news release.

 

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