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Xu, Mei
Enterprising Women
Advisory Board
Mei Xu is a Chinese American entrepreneur, woman business leader, and the Founder of two global lifestyle brands, Chesapeake Bay Candle, a wellness- inspired home fragrance company, and Blissliving Home, a culturally inspired home textiles company. Xu is also Founder & CEO of meixu.com, an online community and marketplace for women entrepreneur...
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Sellers, Charmane H.
Enterprising Women
Advisory Board
 Charmane Hayman Sellers is an honorable Veteran of the United States Air Force and the CEO of API Design Build Group, LLC. API provides Design Build, Construction, Project and Construction Management services, which also includes Training Services: OSHA Safety, to both commercial and residential clients in both the public and private sectors....
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Newhouse, Phyllis
Enterprising Women
Advisory Board
CEO of Athena Technology Acquisition Corp., Founder & CEO of Xtreme Solutions, Inc., and Founder of ShoulderUp Phyllis Newhouse is an entrepreneur, investor, retired military senior officer and mentor. She is CEO and Co-Founder of Athena Technology Acquisition Corp., Founder and CEO of Xtreme Solutions, Inc., and Founder of ShoulderUp. Xtreme S...
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Magett, Marilyn
Enterprising Women
Advisory Board
Marilyn J. Magett is the CEO and Founder of CRS Financial Management Solutions, which provides virtual CFO services to established 7-figure companies. By creating financial order out of chaos, she helps business owners maximize profits, manage cash flow, attract funding, and increase their companies’ value. Outside of the office, she enjoys reading...
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Hetherington, Cynthia
Enterprising Women
Advisory Board
Cynthia Hetherington, MLS, MSM, CFE, CII is Founder and President of Hetherington Group, a consulting, publishing, and training firm that leads in due diligence, corporate intelligence, and cyber investigations by keeping pace with the latest security threats and assessments. She has authored three books on how to conduct investigations and an...
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DeJong, Laurie
Enterprising Women
Advisory Board
Laurie DeJong is the founder and CEO of LDJ Productions, a multi-million-dollar event management, creative and production company based in New York City. A former Calvin Klein executive, Laurie brings over 25 years of event and business operations experience to oversee the vision, strategic direction, and structure of the company. Laurie has quickl...
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DeClerck, Michelle
Enterprising Women
Advisory Board
 Michelle DeClerck, Certified Meeting Planner (CMP), founded Conference Event Management in 2003.  As the premier provider of unique, world-class event, conference, incentive travel and meeting experiences, including gifting experiences, Conference Event Management has experienced significant growth—primarily through referrals—since its i...
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Vitiello, Jill
Enterprising Women
Advisory Board
Jill Vitiello is Chief Executive Officer of Vitiello Advisory, a boutique agency offering private consultation to business owners and executives focused on leveraging their communication skills to build engaged teams and sustainable organizational culture. Previously, Jill was Partner & Executive Vice President of The Creative Engagement Group,...
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Campbell, Jennie McNeill
Enterprising Women
Advisory Board
Jennie McNeill Campbell, CMP, CMM, PMP, is CEO/President of Stewart Steelwood Investments, LLC dba “The Stewart Lodges”. She has also founded and owned other companies to include Jennie McNeill Enterprises, LLC (Meeting Planning Company) and Meet Your Market, LLC (An Innovative Marketing Company). With over 30 years of professional marketing, publi...
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Coulter, Wendy
Enterprising Women
Advisory Board
Wendy Coulter, President of Hummingbird Creative Group in Cary, N.C., a full-service agency that builds businesses through better branding. This includes defining brand strategy, developing sustainable brand messaging and implementing marketing tactics through effective advertising, graphic design, sales enablement, public relations and online mark...
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Enterprising Women Names Wendy Coulter, Jennie McNeill Campbell and Jill Vitiello to its Advisory Board
Enterprising Women
The Connector
RALEIGH, N.C., July 1 – Monica Smiley, CEO and publisher of Enterprising Women magazine, has appointed Wendy Coulter, Jennie McNeill Campbell and Jill Vitiello to the Enterprising Women Advisory Board. All three have built multidimensional award-winning businesses, are sought-after thought leaders in their fields, and are active contributors to the...
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Jobs Day: Women of Color are the Key to Understanding Current Labor Market Dynamics
Enterprising Women
The Connector
Racial and Gender Disparities in the Labor Market Last month, many noted that while overall unemployment rate went down, the unemployment rate for African Americans and Asian Americans increased, and although the unemployment rate for Hispanics fell, it was still higher than all other groups. Further disaggregation showed gender differences as one ...
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NAWBO® National Installs 2020-2021 National Board of Directors
Enterprising Women
The Connector
Congratulations to these amazing women business owners who were installed as part of our 2020-2021 NAWBO National and Institute Boards: The 2020-2021 NAWBO Board of Directors includes Cristina Morales Heaney – Chair; Jeanette Armbrust – Past Chair; Susan Dawson – Chair-Elect; Karen Bennetts – Secretary/Treasurer; Tanya R. Hill; Lisa Coppola; Lesa S...
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How to Be a Courageous Leader in the Post-Pandemic Era
Enterprising Women
The Connector
3 must-have traits for courageous leadership in today’s workplace By Merilee A. Kern, MBA While some contest, or outright refute, whether or not former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill famously said “success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts,” the power of that statement looms large irrespective o...
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Enterprising Women Foundation is pleased to invite you to join us at Venture Summit Virtual Connect | Global
Enterprising Women
The Connector
Special offer: Register Now & Save 20% off Early Bird Rates (Use discount code “EWFVIP")* Call for Top Innovators Details below Virtual Connect | GlobalWhere Innovation Meets Capital August 4th – 6th 2020 Female Founders, Reminder to register for the prestigious Virtual Connect | Global being held online on August 4th – 6th 2020. Come meet, int...
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DIMETA SMITH CPA CELEBRATES 10 YEARS IN BUSINESS Firm Helps Business Owners Around the Globe Connect Passions to Profits
Enterprising Women
The Connector
NASHVILLE, TENN., – MAY 14, 2020 – Dimeta Smith CPA, a leading woman and minority-owned accounting firm, announces today the company is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in business. Dimeta Smith CPA is a nationally certified Women’s Business Enterprise through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and a Woman-Owned Small Business through...
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Registration Now Open for WBE Canada 2020 Annual Conference
Enterprising Women
The Connector
WBE Canada (Women Business Enterprises Canada Council) announces registration is now open for its 2020 Annual Conference Supply Chain Innovation <Decoded>. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s conference will be a virtual event held November 9-10th, 2020. Early-bird registration closes June 30th. WBE Canada’s annual conference is...
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WiSE24, Largest Online Global Pitch Event for Women Entrepreneurs, Calls on Innovators, Investors and World Leaders to Drive Economic Growth By Supporting Female Founders
Enterprising Women
The Connector
Women entrepreneurs in 10 cities around the world will gather online over the course of 24 hours, leading the next wave of innovation Women’s Startup Lab (WSLab), a Silicon Valley-based accelerator for women-led startups, will host its second WiSE24, “Women’s International Showcase of Entrepreneurs,” on June 18, 2020. The event, which will tak...
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COVID-19 pandemic requires cosmetology professionals to think beyond the chair
Enterprising Women
Uncategorized
By Demetra MooreThe COVID-19 pandemic has crippled the incomes of millions of hairstylists, nail technicians, barbers and others in the cosmetology industry with its mandated government shutdowns. Although some states have included barbershops and beauty salons in their reopening plans, there is still a lot of uncertainty in this industry, but this...
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Working From Home Survey: 55% of Employees Want to Make it Permanent
Enterprising Women
The Connector
Every day, hundreds of thousands of professionals use Fishbowl, a workplace social network for verified employees. This allows us to survey these employees on trending, work-related topics. The coronavirus pandemic has forced employees to switch from a formal workplace to an at-home office to help prevent the spread of the virus. In our recent surv...
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NWBC Shares Recent ABS Data on Women-Owned Businesses
Enterprising Women
Press Releases
WASHINGTON, D.C.- (May 19, 2020) -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released new statistics from the 2018 Annual Business Survey (ABS). Since its founding in 1988, the National Women's Business Council (NWBC) has depended on data collection from the U.S. Census Bureau to fulfill its statutory obligation and mission. The Council must, in relevant ...
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Safety First! Construction Operators Brace for New Challenges in the Era of Coronavirus - A Female-Led Construction Company President Weighs-In on New Protocols for Building
Enterprising Women
The Connector
 At the start of 2020 the Philadelphia region was in the midst of one of the biggest building booms in recent history – more than 2,100 permits issued for new construction in the city alone. All that came to a screeching halt on March 23rd when Governor Tom Wolf ordered the shutdown of all non-essential businesses due to COVID-19. Just days ag...
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ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
Enterprising Women
The Connector
Dear Friends and Colleagues,As I write this letter, my thoughts are with the brave women and men around the world who have risked their lives to address the devastating impact of the Novel COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. These heroes include thousands of Walmart and Sam’s Club associates who have worked tirelessly in the stores and behind the scenes...
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Changes, Challenges, Choices: What is your next move?
Enterprising Women
The Connector
By: Jennie M. Campbell, CMP, CMM, PMP We are in unprecedented times. Everyone’s life and business has been affected both personally and professionally. At this point we have all been affected by Coronavirus COVID 19. For some of us, it has created an opportunity of growth, for others some sustainability and for others it has created devastation. As...
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