Celebrating International Women's Day

March 08, 2024 - Issue #109

How Three Women Upheld Family Values and Thrived Despite Adversity How Three Women Upheld Family Values and Thrived Despite Adversity A family's enduring values, fully believed and truly lived, can be a compass in hard times and a competitive advantage.
Why Women CEOs Offer Family Businesses an Entrepreneurial Advantage Why Women CEOs Offer Family Businesses an Entrepreneurial Advantage Family firms, unlike non-family firms, value a learning-based path to entrepreneurship, which plays to women’s strengths.
Sherri Noxel

Editor's Pick

Sherri Noxel

One Tough Mother

One Tough Mother is not an academic text but an inspirational autobiography from the late Gert Boyle. It is the story of her inheriting her father’s sporting goods business and the unexpected death of her husband when she was 46. Gert rebuilt the company that is now one of the finest examples of G3 family enterprise ownership of a publicly traded global company.

"One Tough Mother: Taking Charge in Life, Business and Apple Pies” by Gert Boyle, G2 CEO of Columbia Sportswear.

Family Members Can be Valuable Mentors Family Members Can be Valuable Mentors Entrepreneur, philanthropist and author Simran Mohinani has great role models among her family members. She talks about balancing the family and mentor relationships and offers advice for future family business leaders and women.
Against the Odds, Women Can Still be Powerful Innovators Against the Odds, Women Can Still be Powerful Innovators When women have an opportunity to work with other women, they are able to overcome cultural gender biases and be innovative together, even in repressive cultures.
Women Show Their Strengths When Family Businesses are in Trouble  Women Show Their Strengths When Family Businesses are in Trouble  Even in countries where men dominate, women proved to be innovators in times of crisis, a Honduras study showed.
The New Family Business Powerhouses: Wives and Moms The New Family Business Powerhouses: Wives and Moms No longer passive wives and mothers, women are complementary and assertive partners to their spouses and respected leaders within their families.
Are Women the Superheroes of Family Businesses?
Be Yourself: Advice For Women in Professional Services Businesses Be Yourself: Advice For Women in Professional Services Businesses Women in finance and other businesses that sell advice can struggle in male-dominated cultures -- but they can flourish in their own businesses. These tips from financial advisors can help.
Better Let Your Brother Do It:  Men Are Still Preferred in CEO Successions Better Let Your Brother Do It: Men Are Still Preferred in CEO Successions At 800 German firms, 81% chose sons over daughters in succession decisions -- and the presence of first-born sons also made them exclude outside candidates.
Becoming the Boss: Advice for Women in Family Businesses Becoming the Boss: Advice for Women in Family Businesses More women are taking over their family business from a man, but they're still seen as the wife, daughter, sister or niece rather than the boss.
Search & Save Enter search below to create an easy reading list
Recent
Research-Based Advice for Family Businesses: Our 10 Best-Read Articles
by Kimberly Eddleston and Mat Hughes / Commentary

We've partnered with top researchers to bring their insights to our wide audience of family business owners and leaders. These articles resonated the most with readers. Read more...

Why Do We Treat Strangers Better Than Family Members?
by Kimberly Eddleston / Interviews

A family business consultant explores this question, and shares advice on managing conflict, setting boundaries, and cultivating more kindness within the family. Read more...

How to Encourage Devotion Among Nonfamily Employees
by Josep Llach, Valeriano Sanchez-Famoso, and Dr. Sharon M. Danes / Research Insight

Good things happen when employees identify with the firm, participate in decision-making and feel loyalty -- and certain combinations of the three are most effective. Read more...

Women on Family Business Boards Shun Layoffs
by Jessenia Davila, Luis Gomez-Mejia, Fernando Muñoz-Bullon, and Maria J. Sanchez-Bueno / Commentary

Research showed that women directors valued relationships with all stakeholders and had a long-term view that prioritized workforce security. Read more...

Trending
Developing responsible owners in family business
by Torsten Pieper and Joseph Astrachan
Why Don't You Educate Your Owners?
by Tom Rüsen, Claudia Binz Astrachan, and Ruth Orenstrat
Helping Next-Gens Envision Their Family Firm’s Future Success
by Nadine Kammerlander and Friedrich Kammerlander
Editorial offices located at St Thomas University

Editorial offices located at St Thomas University

Popular
Micro Venture Capital: A Growing Source of Startup Funding
by Mario Daniele Amore, Annamaria Conti, and Valerio Pelucco
When the Family Leaves the Business, Can Their Values Remain?
by Roy Suddaby, Wilson Ng, Natalia Vershinina, Gideon Markman, and Matthew Cadbury
Unforeseen Crisis Made These Family Businesses Stronger
by Rebecca Alguera Kleine, Bingbing Ge, and Alfredo De Massis
Supported by the Richard M Schulze Family Foundation

Supported by the Richard M Schulze Family Foundation