The NextWomen Social Entrepreneurship Theme
In India, there is no shortage of talented female social entrepreneurs. Women like Ela Bhatt, who in 1972 founded SEWA, the world’s first and largest trade union for undocumented women workers, as well as Women’s World Banking in 1979 - have been inspiring and leading women for generations.
Hina Shah, founder of The International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (ICECD), has worked for over 25 years on scaling micro, small, and medium size businesses across 21 states of India.
Study from UK's leading online resource Startups.co.uk reveals hottest start-up prospects with input from entrepreneurs and industry experts.
Leana Greene talks to The Next Women about launching Kids in the House, and working through her Dyslexia.
Parenting isn’t easy, especially if you are a working parent. It’s important for you to have access to quick and easy information of the latest in parenting so that you can succeed at your most important job—raising your child.
Magdalena Bak-Maier, trained neuroscientist, coach and author speaks to The Next Women about Heart and Mind Fusion.
In the Startup Diaries series, Michele Helene Cohen, Founder and CEO, Wabi Sabi Ecofashionconcept tells her story.
Shama Hyder is the award winning Founder and CEO of The Marketing Zen Group, a full-service online marketing and digital PR firm dedicated to providing strategy and implementation services for businesses, organisations, and non-profits looking to fully leverage the internet.
Shama is the face of today’s digital world and represents the best her generation has to offer. She has aptly been dubbed the “master millennial of the universe” and “an online marketing shaman” by FastCompany.com. Her most recent honour comes from being named in the Prestigious 30 Under 30 List by Inc. Magazine.
The third edition of her best-selling book, ‘The Zen of Social Media Marketing’, was released in January 2013 and was ranked one of the Top 5 Social Media Books by Social Media Today.
Interview with M&A Expert Shari Yocum, on the question whether entrepreneurship Is possible at any stage of life.
Today, Nanay Coring – the preferred nickname of Socorro Ramos – is one of the most successful women in the Philippines.
She and her husband Jose Ramos founded National Book Store in 1940, and have watched a single bookshop grow into their country’s largest bookstore chain. But success was never guaranteed for Coring – just the opposite, in fact.
She was born into a family of shopkeepers, who were thrown into poverty after losing the family business. At 18, she began working for her brother-in-law’s family and met Jose Ramos while serving as a shopkeeper in a bookstore. Coring fell in love with both the business and Jose, and defied her family by eloping with him and starting a family (they thought she was too young) as well as founding the original National Book Store shop.
But disaster struck National Book Store during World War II.
The Japanese soldiers occupying the Philippines objected to many of the titles sold by National Book Store. To avoid having their valuable merchandise destroyed, Coring and her husband switched to selling goods and sundries while hiding their book stock. They later sold these salvaged books after the war ended and the Japanese departed.
SEO, or search engine optimization, is a form of marketing through which a company’s website, or piece of content on a website, reaches a higher ranking on search engines to maximize visibility to consumers thereby creating a higher probability of traffic, which can later translate to sales and/or interaction depending on your business goals.
This is accomplished through creation of “do follow” links within a number of different arenas. While there’s more to making a web-based company successful than just good SEO, it is a very important part of getting clicks and page views.
Christina Vaughan is one of the NextAdvisors signed up to advise our community in our Business Advice Programme.
Christina, Image Source’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, brings more than 22 years of experience in the creation, distribution and marketing of commercial imagery to Image Source, the company that she founded in 1999.
Vaughan set up the business on her own and it has grown today into the world’s leading independent stock photography agency, trading through a network of more than 200 photo agencies in over 80 countries as well as direct sales in the UK, USA and Germany. Image Source recently acquired Cultura Creative.
Christina has extensive experience as a panellist and industry commentator and has played an active role in leadership and direction within several industry trade bodies including PACA, ASPP and BAPLA. She has just stepped down as President of the European Photography Trade organisation, CEPIC, having served for 4 years in which CEPIC raised its profile and EU lobbying level as well as becoming the defacto centre of the picture industry.