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Women led businesses and “the norm”

Found this. It’s from a BIS Small Business Survey 2010 Women led businesses boost. Not that huge a difference between Women led businesses and the norm. Most striking is difference in turn over, perception of the business and investment in staff. Women-led SME employers were more likely than SME employers in […]

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8.5% of board members in Ireland are women

Our researcher in Ulster Bank (thank youLisa) send us this. Figures from GMI Ratings show that around 8.5% of board members in Ireland are women compared to an average of 11.1% in the world’s industrialised countries. The average in emerging markets is 7.2%. The situation shows little signs of getting […]

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Women in business

Fifteen years ago, I used to do a lot of ideas generation and future trend workshops. One of the authors I used to quote a lot was Faith Popcorn. See wrote a book in 1992, “The popcorn report”, which was predicting some interesting trends, most of them spot on. One […]

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Women in business? Pass the smelling salts

Despite the rumour mill of social history, women have played an important economic role throughout many different eras. During the twentieth century there was a tendency for many women to tow the line and stay home bringing up baby but prior to this the story was a bit more complicated. Believe […]

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