Women Entrepreneurs

May 1st, 2009

Six women who had careers in the world of traditional business decided to become entrepreneurs. We learn their stories, find out about their challenges and realize the exceptional qualities of these women.

We also develop an understanding of how men and women approach business and find out that women are starting businesses at a higher rate than men and that women lead companies are showing excellent financial results while they stay true to their values and vision.

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Margaret Heffernan| Download MP3
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Margaret Heffernan is an entrepreneur, chief executive and author. She was born in Texas, raised in Holland and educated at Cambridge University. In 2004, Margaret published “The Naked Truth: A Working Woman’s Manifesto about Business and What Really Matters” and in 2007 she brought out “How She Does It: How Female Entrepreneurs are Changing the Rules for Business Success”.

Amy Nichols | Download MP3
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Tired of her unfulfilling executive position, Amy decided to follow her passion. Amy realized their was opportunity to help alieve the guilt dog owners had when they left their pets confined while they worked.  To fill this need, Amy started Dogtopia, a dog day care center. Today Dogtopia is a successful and rapidly growing nation-wide franchise.

Nancy Procunier | Download MP3
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Another woman who left a successful career, Nancy realized that busy professionals were lost in how to provide their grandchildren, nieces or nephews with a meaningful thought that conveyed their care. Nancy started SparkSprite that regularly sends small gifts to children that are both fun and full of surprise.

Simone Brummelhuis | Download MP3
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Simone Brummelhuis worked as a successful lawyer before becoming an entrepreneur by setting up her own B2B publishing company Brummsbooks.  She created TheNextWomen after a series she wrote about Female Internet Heroes at thenextweb.org , proved successful.

Jill Salzman | Download MP3
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Jill Salzman is the “Momtreprenuer Maven, “she started Paperwork Media LLC, a music media firm. She went on to co-create The Bumble Brand, LLC, which currently sells Bumble Bells, Jill now consults with momtrepreneurs, writes a column for The Dabbling Mum, and speaks to corporations, universities and other organizations about social media and why everyone should be paying more attention to their mothers.

Susan Wilson Solovic | Download MP3
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Susan Wilson Solovic is CEO of SBTV.com – Small Business Television.  SBTV.com is the first and only video news and information destination site for America’s small businesses.  Solovic began her professional career as a television news anchor and reporter for NBC and CBS affiliates.  Subsequently, she joined a Fortune 100 company where she was named vice president, director of corporate marketing, of the firm’s international asset-based lending division. 

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