Advice

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

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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 […]

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Nurturing Joy in the Family Business

I am a fourth generation family member from Venezuela in a family with 17 first cousins. Since my family founded the business in 1911 in farming and cattle, we have undergone many transformations. In 1997, as a result of a generational transition we had our first Family Council Meeting. Today, […]