These ten women succeeded their fathers at some of the most successful and iconic family businesses around the world.
Knowledge articles to inspire women in their diverse functions in the business and the family.
GEM’s survey-based analysis underscores the progress women entrepreneurs have made on a global scale, the value they bring to communities and economies and the resilience their businesses demonstrate when confronted with persistent challenges and instability.
In Latin America, family businesses are the predominant economic players. Their sustainability is crucial to national ecosystems, as each family brings unique cultural and economic contributions. However, like any regional cluster, these Latin American business families are subject to prejudice, myths and stereotypes that can limit their potential for growth. […]
Opening the Conversation: Understanding Perspectives and Redefining Gender Roles in the Family Business
When discussing women’s roles in the family business, we often fail to recognise how different perspectives can change the conversation. A shift towards this recognition is critical for empowering the next generation and promoting a more inclusive environment. Daniel Trimarchi, Director of Family Business Advisory at KPMG Private Enterprise in […]
A dedicated research project on the challenges, hopes and dreams of women in family business leadership positions Business Consulting Resources (BCR) undertake an annual research project on the topic of women in the family business, creating a platform for women to share their personal experiences and shed light on issues […]
Over the past three months, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on many communities, families and businesses. While the global lockdown has presented many challenges, it has also provided an opportunity for reflection on our societal and business structures. One of the major flaws that the worldwide lockdown has […]
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 […]
Happy International Women’s Day to everyone out there! We thought this would be the perfect time to remind you all of the great content that is produced by the women in our community on this website and our podcast. At WIFB we believe that one of the most important parts […]
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, […]
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 […]
When a woman assumes a leadership role, she will often begin her first meeting with an apology. Perhaps she is apologising for the fact that she is now the head of the family business. Perhaps she is apologising to soften the transition related to her succession. She may even be […]
Insights from Hussein Shobokshi, Director of SHOBOKSHi Development and Trading The history of family businesses in the Arab world has been a turbulent one. Bearing incredible success stories as well as human tragedies, Arab family businesses have lived through all kinds of socio-economic changes. Challenges with new government policies, as […]