Interviews

Conversations with women about their multiple roles in the family business.

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Making the Glass Ceiling a Thing of the Past

More women are graduating from business schools than ever before and yet, women are still vastly underrepresented in senior leadership positions. Why is this the case and what can be done to close the gap? Helping leaders reach their full potential is a focus area in Janice DiPietro’s work with […]

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Mentorship and the Power of Storytelling

Interview with Trish Tonaj, Author, Coach and Speaker Starting a business for the first time presents a host of challenges, from securing capital to figuring out the marketing strategies that will best reach customers and prospective clients. For entrepreneurs, there are often the added hurdles of self-doubt and discouragement. Those […]

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Okabashi: Sustainable Family Footwear

When in the late 1970s the Iranian Revolution took hold, shoemaker and businessman Rahim Irvani was forced to leave his home country and start over elsewhere. Rahim brought his skills and experience to the USA, placed his hopes in the country’s business-friendly reputation and built the footwear company Okabashi Brands […]

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A Family’s Journey to Promote the Arts

Women are playing a vital role in the Middle East’s growing contemporary art scene. Recognising art’s power to communicate, engage and transform has helped a lengthening list of female creatives to promote the region’s culture while challenging its stereotypes. Annie Vartivarian is the founder of the Letitia Gallery located in […]

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Two Sisters Redefining Fashion for Expectant Mothers and Beyond

Imbued with their family’s entrepreneurial spirit and experience, sisters María Camila and Daniela García Caballero set out to innovate and expand the clothing options for expectant mothers and managed to challenge the status quo of the fashion industry in the process. María Camila is an economist and business administrator with […]

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Raising Responsible Heirs to the Family Business

Women in family business fulfil several roles simultaneously. On top of their responsibilities as decision makers, executives and wives, they often hold the most influence when it comes to inculcating family and company values in the next generation. Ana Maria Matallana Boggio has a deep understanding of this multiplicity. After […]