Interviews

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

Giving Voice to a Shared Struggle

Giving Voice to a Shared Struggle

A dedicated research project on the challenges, hopes and dreams of women in family business leadership positions Through their Hawai’i-based consulting firm, Business Consulting Resources (BCR), Jean Santos and Ken Gilbert have more than three decades of experience providing critical support for family businesses across a wide range of industries. […]

Gut Democracy: The Food Politics of Fermentation

Gut Democracy: The Food Politics of Fermentation

The path to success was not a linear one for Sharon Flynn. She travelled the world in search of the best fermentation practices for 20 years before returning to Australia, where she committed to putting her newfound knowledge to use. Her first task: re-educating Australians regarding their choice of food. […]

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Making the Glass Ceiling a Thing of the Past

More women are graduating from business schools than ever before and yet, women are still vastly underrepresented in senior leadership positions. Why is this the case and what can be done to close the gap? Helping leaders reach their full potential is a focus area in Janice DiPietro’s work with […]

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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 […]