All About Assessments

Just a brief post here for anyone who may subscribe to this RSS feed but not to our quarterly e-newsletter. It’s been published and posted at THIS LINK. In this edition you will find news concerning:

  • What’s so important about BEEs? The critical importance of gender-aware business enabling environment assessments;
  • The state of women-owned firms in the US (already covered in a Womenabler blogpost on March 31);
  • Whither women’s enterprise development in the UK?; and
  • Survey says… Links to some new research reports.

Happy reading!

Ruminations on the Women’s Enterprise Movement

I’ve been traveling lately, participating in a panel on the value of mentors and role models for would-be women business owners, presenting a paper on what gets missed when business enabling environment assessments don’t include gender, speaking at the We Own It Summit in London – and meeting with a group of women’s business advocates in the UK about moving forward with new efforts in moving women’s enterprise development forward there in the wake of organizational and governmental change.

I’ve uploaded the presentation I delivered at this strategy session here:

While it’s a bit long for a quick review (just under 28 minutes), you might want to bookmark it and watch it some morning with your caffeinated beverage, or at the end of the day with a more relaxing beverage.

So, on the eve of Independence Day here in the USA, let freedom ring for enterprise creation and growth around the world. Perhaps these thoughts and lessons learned can help in that regard. Onward and upward, sisters and brothers in arms!