Author: WIFB Team

The Importance of Establishing a Personal Support System

The Importance of Establishing a Personal Support System

While working in a family business brings its own difficulties, the women who make up the various roles within each enterprise face unique daily challenges that require practical championing. There are many aspects within the workplace that women cannot control. However, they can proactively create an inclusive community to combat […]

Building a Generational Bridge in Africa

Building a Generational Bridge in Africa

Nike Anani did not plan on dedicating her life to the family business segment in Africa. Fate, it would seem, chose for her. Nike is the founder and CEO of Nike Anani Practice, Ltd., in Lagos, Nigeria, where she helps second-generation family business members collaborate with the founding generation in […]

The Sensitive Topic of Power

The Sensitive Topic of Power

Many people today are discussing the subject of succession and, more specifically, rising female leadership. Both areas include multiple moving parts. However, one word that contributes to the discussion requires white gloves more than any other – power. There are several reasons why we, as a society and as individuals, […]

Daughters Changing the Conversation About Succession

Daughters Changing the Conversation About Succession

After being traditionally excluded from the succession process, women’s role within the family business is finally changing. This shifting trend coincides with the leadership transition from Baby Boomers to younger generations. The fundamental, generational difference in attitude about gender is helping to fuel this progress; however, as Professor Francesca Maria […]

Giving Voice to a Shared Struggle

Giving Voice to a Shared Struggle

A dedicated research project on the challenges, hopes and dreams of women in family business leadership positions Through their Hawai’i-based consulting firm, Business Consulting Resources (BCR), Jean Santos and Ken Gilbert have more than three decades of experience providing critical support for family businesses across a wide range of industries. […]

Mentorship and Advisory Boards – Who is on Your List of Trusted Advisors?

Mentorship and Advisory Boards – Who is on Your List of Trusted Advisors?

At one point or another, every successful entrepreneurial business will grow to include not only strategic partners but also valued employees. To support the continued success of the business during this time of growth, leaders may begin to seek advice from influencers outside of their regular network, often in the form of an advisory board. Developing an […]