women in business

Women’s Business Symposium Engages and Entertains Crowd of Nearly 700


From meditation to tech tips and then finishing the afternoon with encouragement to be an agent of change, Comerica Bank’s 2019 Women’s Business Symposium in Greater Detroit offered a little bit of everything for participants and lived up to its purpose to help women Learn, Connect & Grow.

Approximately 700 attended the afternoon symposium and heard from speakers like Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis, along with Mallika Chopra and Crystal Washington.

Empower Series, Inc. in Partnership with Comerica Bank and the Houston Area Urban League Launches in Houston


The EMPOWER Series, a free financial education and self-development coaching and counseling program, in partnership with Comerica Bank and the Houston Area Urban League, is expanding to the Greater Houston area beginning Saturday, April 13. The seminars will be held on the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Houston Area Urban League – Palm Center location.

These Women Are Growing Their Businesses — and Their Confidence

Latin American entrepreneurs build business management skills, financial capability, and digital literacy using new platform Ovante

By Elizabeth Stokely

Sandra Taborda owns a small catering business in Manizales, Colombia. Ten years ago, after the birth of her son, and with six members of her extended family living under one roof, she decided to try her hand at selling homemade empanadas. Her door-to-door baked goods were a hit, and her brand, San-tehago (“Sandra makes it for you”), was born.

Is the Glass Ceiling Broken?


The glass ceiling is widely regarded as one of the major challenges for women in business. The concept is fairly straightforward. An invisible ceiling exists in many corporate environments, creating a barrier between women and high-level positions that tend to be dominated by males in leadership roles. Women have been shattering this boundary for years and, as society has evolved, the strength and role of the glass ceiling may be changing.

Booz Allen’s Jennie Brooks Receives San Diego Business Journal Business Women of the Year Award


As Booz Allen’s first female vice president of the San Diego office, Jennie Brooks has a proven track record for leading with purpose, driving growth for clients matched with a strong civic sensibility. On December 27, the San Diego Business Journal named her among its 25 Business Women of the Year for 2018.

Women + Opportunity = Success

Gillian Riley, the force behind The Scotiabank Women InitiativeTM, on how she plans to move the dial for female entrepreneurs.

Gillian Riley still recalls the first female entrepreneur she helped to secure the capital to pursue her dreams.

“I always remember, one of the first loans that I ever made was to a woman who was starting out a frozen hors d’oeuvres company,” says Riley, Executive-Vice President at Scotiabank. “She had some seed capital from her father and I remember thinking, ‘Wow, this woman’s going to make a go of it!’ And she did. She did an amazing job building the business. You knew that the commitment was there.”

The Time Is Now: Scotiabank Launches The Scotiabank Women Initiative™

A comprehensive program empowering women to take their businesses to the next level
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TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Scotiabank launched The Scotiabank Women Initiative™, a comprehensive program that will advance women-led businesses in Canada through access to capital, education and mentorship.

Scotiabank Women Initiative Tackles Gender Equality

The time is NOW.
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Introducing the Scotiabank Women Initiative, a program designed to advance women-led business in Canada through access to capital, education and mentorship. The Scotiabank Women Initiative is unique because it is a comprehensive offering of capital and resources to support women-led businesses at different stages of growth. We strongly believe that the three pillars of The Scotiabank Women Initiative – Access to Capital, Mentorship, and Education – will deliver meaningful, long-term support to women-led businesses and help women take their business to the next level.

Moody's Corporation Welcomes WEConnect International as a Reshape Tomorrow™ Partner

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WEConnect International – with Moody’s support, WEConnect International will launch the “Global Training Program for Women Entrepreneurs and Financial Institutions,” in Canada, Germany and Nigeria.

Forbes and Statista Names Hallmark Among its Best Employers for Women


The nation’s top employers for women know that cultivating a culture that’s beneficial to women is an ongoing process. Even Hallmark—where 83% of employees, 40% of senior managers and 75% of board members are women—must work at it every day. “This practice of diversity and inclusion doesn’t have an endpoint,” says Philip Polk, vice president of diversity and inclusion at the Kansas City, Missouri-headquartered business.


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