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April 16, 2009

Women of exceptional affluence are increasingly taking control of wealth management in their families, reflecting larger societal shifts that have taken place over the last few decades according to a new study.

Women of exceptional affluence are increasingly taking control of wealth management in their families, reflecting larger societal shifts that have taken place over the last few decades according to a new study.
 

July 31, 2008

A woman’s place in family business is not easily defined. More than any other organisation types, women can find themselves at the top quite quickly in family business.

A woman's place in family business is not easily defined. More than any other organisation types, women can find themselves at the top quite quickly in family business. But it is also where the role of the wife, mother and daughter can often play second fiddle to the father, son or even son-in-law.

Yet the lives and fortunes of women in family business are indelibly tied to the business itself and it is the women, more often than not, that bind the family together.

November 1, 2007

The gender gap in Latin America is still fairly large, but it is becoming increasingly common for a woman to run the family business. Jane Simms looks at the attitude towards working women in Latin America and those who have made it to the top

Jane Simms is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

The gender gap in Latin America is still fairly large, but it is becoming increasingly common for a woman to run the family business. Jane Simms looks at the attitude towards working women in Latin America and those who have made it to the top

July 1, 2006

Men still account for the lions’ share of entrepreneurial business, but reports indicate that women are fighting their ground. Research shows that women have the skills, all that’s missing is the confidence. Or perhaps they just don’t want to be involved, says Richard Willsher

Richard Willsher is a finance and business writer with a background in international investment banking. www.richardwillsher.com

Men still account for the lions' share of entrepreneurial business, but reports indicate that women are fighting their ground. Research shows that women have the skills, all that's missing is the confidence. Or perhaps they just don't want to be involved, says Richard Willsher

November 1, 2005

Women looking for a fast track to a seat on the board should join the family business, according to new research by Coutts. More than 60% of British family businesses have female directors.

Scott McCulloch is editor of Families in Business.

May 1, 2005

Carlson Companies has all the right numbers for a truly contemporary business, including $26 billion sales, 40% female executives, and one radical chief. Melanie Stern hears how Marilyn Carlson Nelson has created a place where women are captains of industry

Melanie stern is section editor of Families in Business

Carlson Companies has all the right numbers for a truly contemporary business, including $26 billion sales, 40% female executives, and one radical chief. Melanie Stern hears how Marilyn Carlson Nelson has created a place where women are captains of industry

March 1, 2005

Despite making up almost half of the workforce in the US, women still struggle to achieve the top positions. Suzanne Lane makes a few suggestions to women entering the workplace of their family business

Suzanne Lane  is program director at Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center.

Despite making up almost half of the workforce in the US, women still struggle to achieve the top positions. Suzanne Lane makes a few suggestions to women entering the workplace of their family business

September 1, 2004

Melanie Stern talks to Nan Langowitz, director of Babson College’s Centre for Women’s Leadership, and Jocelyn Larkin, lead litigation counsel for the 1.6m plaintiffs of the Wal-Mart sex bias class-action lawsuit, about the rising status of women leading family corporations

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business magazine.

Melanie Stern talks to Nan Langowitz, director of Babson College's Centre for Women's Leadership, and Jocelyn Larkin, lead litigation counsel for the 1.6m plaintiffs of the Wal-Mart sex bias class-action lawsuit, about the rising status of women leading family corporations

How strong is the tradition of passing the family business to the son and not the daughter?

May 1, 2004

Being an entrepreneur and running a family business can be lonely but women simply can’t afford to be unproductive, which is why so many of them excel at their task at hand

Terri Heggum-Allen is National Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise.

Being an entrepreneur and running a family business can be lonely but women simply can't afford to be unproductive, which is why so many of them excel at their task at hand

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