Welcome to the 2023 edition of Let’s Connect – Closing Deals in Heels
Celebrating Successful Women
Welcome to the 2023 edition of Let’s Connect – Closing Deals in Heels! In this issue, we feature successful women who are forging their own future in our community.
Many women start their own businesses because they’re ready to be their own boss, according to a 2022 Guidant survey. About 37% percent of women business owners surveyed said they struck out on their own due to dissatisfaction with corporate America, while 29% of the respondents indicated they started their business to pursue a passion. In a sign of hope for the future, 58% said they were planning to add staff within the next year.
We’ve interviewed several women business owners and community leaders to get their take on surviving and thriving in an ever-changing marketplace. All of them point out the importance of striving to maintain a work-life balance and building a strong support network of family and friends. In addition, they offer helpful advice for working with male colleagues. Another clear theme is that social media, text messaging, and other forms of instant communication can be either extremely useful or completely counterproductive depending on how you use them. There’s still no substitute for spending time with people and communicating face-to-face.
One key priority discussed by the women featured in this issue is the importance of mentoring young women. In fact, when teaching others, many have found that they learn new things that can strengthen their organization. After all, adaptability is often the key to success.
We hope you enjoy learning about the experiences and insights of these successful women. Their unique paths to success demonstrate that there’s always more than one way to achieve your dreams.
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Marsha Blessing PUBLISHER