Author: WIFB Team

Managing Expectations in the Face of Adversity

Managing Expectations in the Face of Adversity

In its Global Gender Gap Report 2022, the World Economic Forum states that it will take another 132 years before gender pay parity is achieved globally at the current rate of progress. This is the context within which women seek to build their careers and businesses, and for many these […]

The Powerful Women of Saudi Arabia’s Family Businesses

The Powerful Women of Saudi Arabia’s Family Businesses

KPMG Private Enterprise has famously published numerous studies and  thought leadership articles on women in family businesses from across the globe, but none of these publications has looked exclusively at the role of women in Saudi Arabia. Until now! With the number of women in the Kingdom’s workforce increasing over […]

Sustainability Inside-Out: The Case of Van Wijhe Verf

Sustainability Inside-Out: The Case of Van Wijhe Verf

This episode is brought to you by   Family businesses around the world are increasingly focused on implementing a sustainability agenda in their often tradition-bound companies. Some have gone further than others by embedding sustainability practices and standards at the very heart of their business model, requiring significant changes to supply […]

How Family Cohesion Helps Family Enterprises Succeed

How Family Cohesion Helps Family Enterprises Succeed

  Studies show that family businesses can capitalise on cohesion between different family members through improved performance and a strengthened legacy, with one EY survey estimating that 35 per cent of the difference between family businesses’ returns on equity can be predicted by the strength of family bonds. However, according […]

The Boss’s Chair: Leading the Family Business With Confidence

The Boss’s Chair: Leading the Family Business With Confidence

Ideally, choosing a leader for a family business should be a gender-neutral decision, but that is often not the case. However, changing demographics and an increased willingness to break the traditional male-dominated mould are providing increased leadership opportunities for women in family businesses. Currently, 18 percent of family business leaders globally are female, with the highest percentage belonging […]

Building Art Collections as a Family Legacy

Building Art Collections as a Family Legacy

Building an art collection serves not only as an investment and overall asset diversification, but also as a way of creating and preserving a legacy.  Although traditionally dominated by high-net-worth males, the art industry is now seeing an increasing number of female collectors who are responsible for a significant share of […]