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Jan 07, 2014
Most likely, you've been asked to participate in a food drive this holiday season. It may have been through your child's school, at your workplace, your place of worship, or a food drive run by your local food bank. What you may not know is what happens after the donation is made… learn More about Not Your Mother's Food Drive
Our March 2014 Global Ambassador Program in Mexico City brings together Global Ambassadors and women business leaders from around Latin America and the Caribbean. The program will focus on empowering women entrepreneurs to be active contributors to their countries’ economies… learn More about Mexico 2014 | Empowering Business Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
Jan 27, 2014
In 1881, the Keasbey and Mattison Company moved its manufacturing business from Philadelphia to Ambler, Pa., a thriving farming and industrial area. Their company was the lifeblood of the community until its demise during the Great Depression. While the Ambler Boiler House remained standing, the building was left vacant and deteriorating in the 1970s, becoming an environmental hazard and neighborhood blight… learn More about Changing the Face of a Local Community
Over the last 40 years, women-owned businesses have become an increasingly important part of the U.S. economy, growing from 5 percent to 30 percent of all businesses. These enterprises generate trillions of dollars in economic activity and revitalize communities by providing tens of millions of jobs, yet women entrepreneurs still face significant obstacles, including equitable access to capital and business networks… learn More about Elizabeth Street Capital