Business


Business // July 15, 2013We are surrounded by managers. Managers are responsible for organizing and maintaining our organizations, teams, families and more. Managers are great, but there are important differences between managers and leaders -- and they should not be confused. The biggest difference lies in the fact that managers will never change the world.Every once in awhile, you run into a leader. You can spot them because leaders always…
MW of the Month // July 1, 2013 Purpose. It’s defined as the “reason for which anything is done, created, or exists.” As Made Women, when our purpose calls, the only option is to accept its challenge.  For some, true purpose may not always be one hundred percent clear -- we are only human -- but it often reveals itself over time in ways we aren’t capable of seeing in…
Business // June 17, 2013 We’ve all had those moments, chatting away at a dinner party, vino in hand ... you ask the smokin’ hot hipster sitting to your left what he does for a living. “Oh, I’m a resort water slide tester,” he casually replies like that’s something you hear everyday. “Excuse me—a what?! Awesome ... I didn’t even know that was a job.”In today’s world, countless unique careers exist…
MW of the Month // June 3, 2013Have you ever felt stifled or struggled to find your own voice? What if you weren’t allowed to make your own life choices, or even choose your own spouse? Surprisingly enough, it is not uncommon to find women still desperately seeking to make their voices heard and make their own decisions in America today. Machismo ideals, rooted in old world culture, have certainly…
Business // May 6, 2013 Being an ambitious entrepreneur is a gift and a curse. On the one hand you get things done. You have a vision, you started a business and you’re making a difference in this world (and some money). On the other hand, your schedule is overflowing with client work, networking events and business opportunities. There is always something more you could be doing. The questions becomes: How…
MW of the Month // May 6, 2013Think back to the sixth grade. Remember all the trouble you used to get into? What about 7th and 8th grade. Oh, boy. Now imagine how bad things would have been for you (and your parents) if you would have had an iPhone, Facebook and Instagram during these…growth periods. Yikes. Well, kids these days (yeah, I just said that) have all of this…
Business // April 22, 2013 The first day of work is like the first day of school. Both usually involve new clothes and lots of nerves. Take it from someone who just landed a new job a year after hardcore searching, first impressions mean everything. I worked my ass off to hunt for jobs, prepare a cover letter, research the company and complete a few interviews. After lots of intense waiting,…
MW of the Month // April 8, 2013 Talent can bring you fame and fortune, take you around the world, and, if you’re lucky, allow your wildest dreams to come true. It takes a true Made Woman to look past her own talent, and all it brings, and still be passionately inspired to help others. Adrienne Mari'ya does just that. No stranger to talent, she grew up watching her family tour…
Job Hunting // March 25, 2013 If you’re searching for a job, here’s something you already know: it sucks.  There’s nothing fun about going through hundreds of job listings, tailoring your resume to each one and firing it off into the abyss, not knowing if it’s ever even going to be viewed by a recruiter.  Looking for employment is a job in itself, and it sucks up time, energy, patience, and…
MW of the Month // March 11, 2013 British born, Barbara Sealy’s story is marked by many things. Pain and poverty, hurt…numerous trials and tremendous growth. But her story also represents the essence of achievement, of victory. Last week, I was honored -- or shall I say, “honoured”-- to hear some of Barb’s remarkable story first-hand. In her lovely English accent.Born and raised in Forest Gate, a community in London’s…
Entrepreneurship // February 24, 2013 If you’ve decided to try your hand at running a start-up, you’re brave. It takes a lot of guts to make a go of it on your own. But you’re not alone. Over seven million people make the leap and start their own business each year. That’s a lot of new businesses!One of the fastest growing sectors of new companies are tech start-ups, where we’re…
Made Woman of the Month // February 11, 2013 What does it take to be great? It would be so much easier if we could call up Oprah and ask her, but most of us don’t have that luxury. Instead, we have to try, fail, win, lose, step up and get shot down before we can figure it out. The mental warfare involved in just getting through a Made Woman’s…
2013 Goal Setting // January 28, 2013 Happy New Year! There’s something so exciting about a brand new year. Whether you believe in making resolutions or not, there is something to be said about having a blank canvas to work on for the next twelve months.Goal setting is awesome. And it’s totally necessary if you want to keep moving forward and creating an amazing life for yourself. However, during this…
Made Woman of the Month // January 14, 2013From the market crash of 2008 to the recent US presidential election, job creation has been at the forefront of political and economic discussions in the US and beyond. In this volatile economic environment, more and more people have ventured into entrepreneurship -- either by choice or by default; and local and national government has adjusted accordingly.According to the Small Business Association’s…
Best of 2012 // December 31, 2012Like some comic book action heroine, Eve Torres leads a double life. By day, she focuses her time and energy on things like speaking to high school kids about bullying and teaching self-defense tactics to women.  By night, she pulls on her electric pink suit and kicks ass as part of the WWE’s wildly popular wrestling competitions. The duality of her life is clear…