Advice

Advice for women who are part of family-owned businesses and play important visible and invisible roles.

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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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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 […]

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Money, money, money…or not

In this episode of our WIFB Conversations, Amy Katz and Ramia Marielle El Agamy explore the role of Money in the pursuit of a career and recognition in the family business.  This episode of Conversations with Women in Family Business is co-produced with Amy Katz, founder of coaching-business Daughters in […]

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The Ever-Changing Definition of Success

In the third episode of our WIFB Conversations, Amy Katz and Ramia Marielle El Agamy discuss the many different definitions of success and how they are shaped throughout our lives and careers. This episode of Conversations with Women in Family Business is co-produced with Amy Katz, founder of coaching-business Daughters […]

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The Changing Dynamics of Sibling Relationships

In the second episode of our WIFB Conversations, Amy Katz and Ramia Marielle El Agamy explore what kind of influence sibling relationships can have on the running of a family business and how women taking more active roles is changing the conversation. This episode of Conversations with Women in Family […]

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Why We Have To Talk About Women In Family Business

In the first episode of our WIFB Conversations, Amy Katz and Ramia Marielle El Agamy explore why it is important to speak about the various visible and invisible roles of women in and around the family enterprise. This episode of Conversations with Women in Family Business is co-produced with Amy […]

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Professionalizing the Family Business

Experience of the Al Majdouie Group It is often said, that one of the key challenges of family businesses is to professionalize their structures in order to ascertain long-term success and competitiveness. Integrating the traditions and values of the family business founders into a system promoting meritocracy, does, however, not […]