Interviews

Conversations with women about their multiple roles in the family business.

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Mentorship and the Power of Storytelling

Interview with Trish Tonaj, Author, Coach and Speaker Starting a business for the first time presents a host of challenges, from securing capital to figuring out the marketing strategies that will best reach customers and prospective clients. For entrepreneurs, there are often the added hurdles of self-doubt and discouragement. Those […]

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Okabashi: Sustainable Family Footwear

When in the late 1970s the Iranian Revolution took hold, shoemaker and businessman Rahim Irvani was forced to leave his home country and start over elsewhere. Rahim brought his skills and experience to the USA, placed his hopes in the country’s business-friendly reputation and built the footwear company Okabashi Brands […]

SCORZA receives a prize from IADEF, 2018. Image courtesy of SCORZA.

SCORZA – A Family’s Mission to Advance Urban Hygiene

Sixty years ago, in a small Argentinean town, Luis “Tatin” Scorza had the skill, drive and vision to make his community cleaner. He manufactured street sweepers for a town whose streets were not even paved. He designed waste disposal systems that would transform his community and became a pioneer of […]

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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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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 […]

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 […]

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Jersey Pearl – A Family Tradition of Luxurious Excellence

This interview is brought to you by Female Focus, an exclusive international network enabling professional women to meet from, share experiences and build business relationships whilst engaging in interactive experiences. Female Focus was established by Vaishali Shah at Minerva Trust & Corporate Services Limited. On the tiny island of Jersey, nestled […]

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The Great Value of Good Advice

Family business advisors, like family businesses themselves, do not come in a one-size-fits-all package. Some come from a legal background, others may specialize in the psychology of family dynamics, while others may bring an expertise in strategic planning. Choosing the right one depends largely on your specific needs. Nobody understands […]