Exasperating Tenacity, Constant Learning and 21st Century Leadership

(This column was published on FloridaToday.com 10/21/17) By Beth Gitlin “If you aren’t actively trying to learn, no one can help you. If you make it central to your professional life, no one can stop you.” – Ann Dwane, Co-founder and Partner, Village Global. When I was a global sourcing director at Wal-Mart 20 years ago, I was THAT associate … Read More

Male “Allyship”

I recently attended a women’s networking event sponsored by weVENTURE’s “League of Extraordinary Women.” These women, high level leaders in our community, are stepping up and setting great examples as mentors, leaders and cheerleaders for each other in addition to lending financial support to train and develop women entrepreneurs in our region. They are passionate about community and economic development, … Read More

2017 – A Year for Empathy

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

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE BLOG: Competition Prepares You For Business

There are many things in life that can prepare you for future business endeavors. You don’t necessarily have to be sitting in a classroom or taking a seminar to learn about being a successful, well-rounded entrepreneur. Pay attention to experiences throughout your life, as they will shape you. In this week’s weVENTURE FLORIDA TODAY EDGE column I discuss how participating in sports … Read More

weVENTURE Receives $5,000 in Funding from Bank of America

Donation Will Fund Scholarships for IGNITE 360® Business Mentoring Program MELBOURNE, FLA. (June 9. 2016) – weVENTURE Melbourne, a Central Florida-based organization launched at Florida Institute of Technology and focused on accelerating sustainable business growth for entrepreneurs, received $5,000 in funding from Bank of America to assist in providing partial scholarships for the weVENTURE IGNITE 360® Business Mentoring Program. weVENTURE’s … Read More