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It Is 2017, Women Have Options!

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The hustle and bustle from the holiday season is finally over and we all survived yet another year of turkey, presents, and awkward family questions that feel more like interrogations and passive aggressive statements about whether or not you have hit life’s benchmarks. The constant questions about “real” jobs, kids, marriage and “settling down” seem to be the topics of … Read More

2017 – A Year for Empathy

Beth Gitlin
Executive Director, weVENTURE
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Is it possible for us all to agree that 2017 could be the year of empathy? I wonder…. the media says that we’re a divided country, our friends on Facebook have difficulty holding fruitful and enlightening discussions about politics without calling each other names, the word “selfie” is used so much it makes me want to be sick, and many … Read More

Keep Your Eye on the Prize in 2017!

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Women tend to spend most of their time focusing on others, especially during the holiday season. Did I get my holiday cards out to all of the people I care about? Did I get all the gifts for everyone on my list? Is the tree up with the lights and presents all stacked neatly underneath? I believe we as women … Read More

Four Companies Graduate from weVENTURE Mentoring Program

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Pathway Lending, Rock, Paper, Simple, Strategic Ink PR and Z-Corp Complete IGNITE 360®                   Strategic Ink PR & Z-Corp                              Pathway Lending                                   Rock, Paper, … Read More

Navigating Through a Sea of Leadership Feedback

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This year has been the most professionally exciting year of my life – which is probably why it has also been the most challenging. Like most executive directors or individuals in leadership positions, I receive a lot of feedback. Learning how to successfully navigate that feedback, both personally and professionally is a task I am still learning to master. The … Read More

Business Partnership – Akin to Saying “I Do”

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Have you ever thought about merging your business with another and creating a partnership? I have thought about it on several occasions, and even come close a few times, but it never seemed like the right fit until recently. A little over a year ago, I got a call from a colleague who I’d worked with on some client projects … Read More

Leaders, Experts and Innovators Aren’t Born, They’re Mentored

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How do young college graduates entering the workforce, professionals in transition or retirees looking for their “encore” career get a leg up on the competition?  It takes experience, foresight and confidence —and you don’t get any of these on your own until you have gone through the development process and have become a proven commodity. Mentors could be the answer.  … Read More

weVENTURE Receives $20,000 Grant from AARP Foundation

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weVENTURE One of Only Four Women’s Business Centers in the U.S to be Selected MELBOURNE, FLA. (December1, 2016) – AARP Foundation has awarded a $20,000 grant to weVENTURE to conduct Work for [email protected]+℠ workshops in Central Florida. This national grant initiative is designed to help vulnerable older adults assess opportunities for self-employment, build skills, and connect with resources that will … Read More

weVENTURE Seeks Nominations for 2017 Women Who Rock Awards

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Deadline for Submissions Friday, Dec. 16       MELBOURNE, FLA. (November 29, 2016) – weVENTURE, a Central Florida-based organization launched at Florida Institute of Technology and focused on the entrepreneurial needs of women, is seeking nominations for its 10th Annual Women Who Rock Awards Luncheon in honor of Women’s History Month. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16. The luncheon is … Read More

Stop With the Generational Stereotypes: Individualize!

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What do you think about generational stereotypes? In the last several years I have seen more articles and talks about how to manage an intergenerational workforce than I care to count. I actually believe that these prescribed presentations have done more to damage intergenerational relations than help. It has given us free reign to slap labels on people and strip … Read More