By Archana Ram
The old adage is “Don’t mix blood with business,” but the mother-daughter duos who run these successful San Diego brands would beg to differ.
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By Julie Bawden Davis
As America gears up to celebrate Women's Equality Day, we take a look at mother-daughter businesses that are taking full advantage of today's entrepreneurial environment.
Women's Equality Day is on August 26. In 1973, Congress designated the day to commemorate the August 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. Today, it's a symbol of the long way women have come, and... the following inspiring mother-daughter businesses are making a difference together.
The landscape of women entrepreneurs is significantly changing with more entrepreneurs coming up. Dr. Williams-McMillan is a published thought leader in the most traditional sense while Erika Danina Williams is an accomplished leader with more than 25 years experience in the creative and financial services industries for many Fortune 100 corporations. The two founders of Color Your World Personal Development & Coaching, LLC are dedicated to making a difference in how women do business and live their lives.
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Entrepreneurship was once considered a man's domain, but according to a 2017 national study on the state of women’s entrepreneurship, commissioned by American Express Open [i], the number of women-owned businesses has been on the rise in the United States for the last two decades. The study reports that the number of women-owned businesses has grown more than 2.5 times the national average between 1997 and 2017 – a whopping 114%, compared to a 44% increase among all businesses. It also estimated that 11.6 million women-owned businesses in the United States – a total of 39% of all U.S. private sector firms – employed 8% of the total workforce (nearly 9 million people) and generated more than $1.7 trillion in revenues.
However, according to most indicators, women lag behind our male counterparts in growing our businesses beyond $50,000 in annual gross revenue.
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As we participate in the daily grind to create and promote our businesses, four of the most neglected areas for solopreneurs and leaders of home-based businesses tend to be: nurturing social/professional networks, striving for deeper levels of self-awareness, calling upon our creativity; and sustaining the acts of self-care. Tackling these areas can certainly help us work smarter.
By Melissa Swader
A sunny day in Phoenix, Arizona and I'm sitting in the lobby of the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix to meet two incredible women. In walks two original Chicagoans who moved to San Diego to begin a new journey to help empower other women. Not only are they mentors, visionaries, and influential to other women, they also happen to be mother and daughter.
By Dana Manciagli
If you want to get that next big promotion or your dream job, Dr. Yvonne Williams-McMillan and Erika Williams of Color Your World Personal Development & Coaching, LLC., suggest three things you should do before you start filling out applications. Become exceedingly knowledgeable about who you are and what your priorities are; use a journal for self-reflection and insight; and establish habits of success.