Advice

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

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Episodes of tension between family members are normal and quite common in a family business. However, when stress reaches a certain level, it may be a sign that it’s time to move on. The decision to leave is loaded with emotional baggage, but creating a dialogue that is free of […]

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Driving a Family Business with Passion and Ambition

Passion and ambition are inextricably intertwined. Passion, our internal drive, is the force that guides our ambition and leads us to meet our goals. These two components are essential for a thriving family business. However, family members must be able to find their own passions and ambitions not only in […]

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Making Room for Love and Emotions in the Family Business

Every family business has a foundation of love and values passed on from generation to generation. However, love alone cannot resolve the issues that will inevitably arise from time to time. Family businesses also need to establish governance frameworks and a shared vision. Women can use their empathy and deep […]

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Leveraging Empathy in the Introduction of New Technologies

Introducing new technology into the family business is not an easy process but one that all businesses have to initiate sooner or later. With their strong empathy and communication skills, women have the ability to facilitate the process and lead the fourth Industrial Revolution. The key to an inclusive and […]

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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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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 […]