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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

Mother and Daughter at Work – The Case of Mackey Advisors

Mother and Daughter at Work – The Case of Mackey Advisors

Sarah Grace Mohr is the VP of Operations and Communication for Mackey Advisors, a Kentucky-based business consulting firm started by her mother. Mohr describes herself as a ‘Jill-of-all-trades’, with a background in interior design, strategy, project management, marketing, customer service, and leadership. But when Sarah Grace Mohr joined her mother’s […]

What It’s Like To Work With Your Sister

What It’s Like To Work With Your Sister

In this episode of our WIFB Conversations, Amy Katz speaks to Farida F. El Agamy, General Manager of Tharawat Family Business Forum and Co-Founder of WIFB, and her sister Ramia Marielle El Agamy about what it’s like to work together in the family business, how it changed their relationship, and […]

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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 […]