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A Family’s Journey to Promote the Arts

Women are playing a vital role in the Middle East’s growing contemporary art scene. Recognising art’s power to communicate, engage and transform has helped a lengthening list of female creatives to promote the region’s culture while challenging its stereotypes. Annie Vartivarian is the founder of the Letitia Gallery located in […]

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Two Sisters Redefining Fashion for Expectant Mothers and Beyond

Imbued with their family’s entrepreneurial spirit and experience, sisters María Camila and Daniela García Caballero set out to innovate and expand the clothing options for expectant mothers and managed to challenge the status quo of the fashion industry in the process. María Camila is an economist and business administrator with […]

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How To Approach Finance Without Fears in the Family Business

Finance is a delicate topic that can sometimes lead to emotionally charged discussions, especially within family businesses. Obtaining access to finance-related information and understanding the information provided are two aspects that can give rise to fears. However, financial literacy, transparency and a bit of planning can go a long way […]

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Evolving Roles and Finding Your Identity in the Family Business

Defining the role of each family member within a family business is rarely a straightforward process. Identity evolves with time, and roles can be reverse-engineered and adapted based on the person’s skills, interests and, sometimes, the needs of the business. Understanding one’s own motives is a crucial first step towards […]

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The Untold Benefits of Coaching

The concept of coaching is continuously evolving to meet changing needs. Despite a growing offer, many businesses leaders still find it hard to turn towards a coach to solve their problems. This is especially true for family businesses, where sharing concerns and problems with non-family members can be more challenging. […]

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How to Resolve Conflict with Early Detection and Peer Support

Conflict is an almost unavoidable part of every family business. If not tackled, unresolved conflict can escalate and damage relationships or even the whole company. But are conflicts always negative, or can we analyse them under a different lens to increase cohesion and take the business to the next level? […]

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Raising Responsible Heirs to the Family Business

Women in family business fulfil several roles simultaneously. On top of their responsibilities as decision makers, executives and wives, they often hold the most influence when it comes to inculcating family and company values in the next generation. Ana Maria Matallana Boggio has a deep understanding of this multiplicity. After […]

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Dealing with Emotions in a Leadership Position

Trying to separate family from business is not always possible, whereas embracing the high emotional complexity that comes with running a family business might be a more beneficial approach. Leadership styles need to evolve and adapt to the new generations, and leading by example could be the key to success. In […]

Working with Siblings – A Conversation with Jessi Lima Bollin

Working with Siblings – A Conversation with Jessi Lima Bollin

Jessi Lima Bollin is the Vice President, Marketing and Communications and second-generation member of her Cincinnati-based family business, Best Upon Request. The company provides concierge-style assistance with an eye to helping employees save time and decrease stress. In the healthcare field, Best Upon Request also takes care of patients’ non-medical […]