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How The World’s Largest Employer Is Evolving For The Future Of Work – Women in Business Article

By Jacob Morgan Jacqui Canney, is EVP and Chief People Officer at Walmart and Clay Johnson, is EVP and Chief Information Officer at Walmart. Jacqui has been with Walmart for three and a half years. She is focused on the development, the retention and the rewarding of their 2 million employees. Clay joined Walmart 18 months ago. He focuses on the technology but also the shared services for the company. He is charged with putting those two together to create…

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January Amber Grant Awarded to The New Norm | Grants for Women in Business – Women in Business Article

Last Monday, we announced the January Amber Grant finalists. Today, we’re delighted to share the recipient and the qualifier for our $10,000 year-end Amber Grant. Congratulations to Lauren Choi, Founder and CEO of  The New Norm. We caught up with Lauren to help shed light on her mission and her future goals. WN: What problem does The New Norm highlight how do you plan to solve it? LC: It came to my attention that America is facing a recycling crisis…

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Merging on Variables in Web Intelligence – InfoSol Blog – Business Intelligence Article

One of the often overlooked additions given to us in the 4.2 SP3 release was the ability to merge data on variables, not just dimensions.  For many years we have lived with these restrictions in Web Intelligence: 1.) You could only merge on dimensions, not on variables. 2.) The data format between the two data sets had to match – for example, February 7 2019 would not merge with a 2/7/2019 and Joe Smith would not merge with JOE SMITH.…

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Why You’re Not Using Enough Gestures In Your Presentations – Women in Business Article

By Anett Grant, Fast Company Author Vanessa Edwards and her team watched thousands of hours of TED Talks and noticed something surprising: The least popular TED Talkers used an average of 272 hand gestures during their 18-minute presentations, while the most popular used an average of 465 hand gestures in the same amount of time. As she noted on her blog, that’s almost double. Gesturing properly can add tremendous impact to your speech. After all, your audience is doing more…

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Mahisha Dellinger: Risk to Niche – Women in Business Article

A corporate scare turns an employee into an entrepreneur By Sheon Wilson It wasn’t easy finding a natural hair section in stores when Mahisha Dellinger started CURLS in 2002. National retailers weren’t offering much shelf space to products for customers with curly, wavy, and kinky hair who wear their natural texture, rather than straightening it. “The choices in the ethnic aisle were mostly flat irons, Jheri curl juice [moisturizer for chemically straightened hair], and oils that were too heavy,” says…

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5 Big Takeaways from Retail’s Largest Show – Business Intelligence Article

The 2019 edition of the largest retail conference and expo in the world has passed. I’m proud to say I not only survived, I thrived. NRF Big Show—the annual symposium of the National Retail Federation—took place last month at the Javits Center in New York and, as always, attracted upward of 40,000 people. But while it’s possible for an event of such magnitude to make your head spin, it can just as easily make for a great opportunity to learn…

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Find Your Focus as a Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur – Women in Business Article

Do you ever find yourself torn between your many different passions? This is very common among entrepreneurs, and I’m here to deliver some good news. You don’t have to choose just one of your passions to be successful as an entrepreneur. I know, feel free to exhale. Multi-passionate entrepreneur. Does that feel totally aligned with who you feel you are at your very core? Me too. This is a term coined by my fellow entrepreneur queen Marie Forleo back in…

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Telling A Good Innovation Story – Women in Business Article

By Julian Birkinshaw Among corporate innovators, the travails of James Dyson and the unlikely insight of Art Fry are iconic. Dyson’s bagless vacuum cleaner was perfected only after a staggering 5,127 tries. Fry’s inspiration, interestingly enough, came during a church service. Pieces of paper he had used to mark hymns kept falling out of his choir book, which led the 3M scientist to think about the materials chemistry that eventually produced Post-it Notes. World-changing products, yes, but also great stories. Companies…

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Bluemercury Founder Marla Beck on Why You Should Do the Things That Terrify You – Women in Business Article

By Nina Zipkin, Entrepreneur Staff Editor’s Note: Inspire Me is a series in which entrepreneurs and leaders share what motivates them through good times and bad, while also sharing stories of how they overcame challenges in hopes of inspiring others. Marla Beck’s whole reason for starting Bluemercury, a retail company for cosmetics and beauty products, was to break the department store model. “I was in my 20s, and I hated shopping for cosmetics [in department stores], because everybody would be…

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Featured Member: Sandra Dawes | – Women in Business Article

Sandra Dawes is a recovering control freak and excuse maker who works with clients struggling with similar issues. She holds an Honors BA, an MBA and a certificate in Dispute Resolution. After the passing of her father and circumstances that followed, she suffered from bouts of depression and sought the help of psychotherapists. Unwilling to seek pharmaceutical assistance to deal with her chronic unhappiness, she was lead on a journey of self-awareness and forgiveness that changed her life in deep and…

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4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Overcome Exhaustion – Women in Business Article

By R.L. Adams, Contributor at Entrepreneur.com Whether you’re a budding future entrepreneur, or you’re deeply embedded in the fray, you likely know just how easy it is to get overworked. With so much demanding our time and attention, it’s easy to get exhausted. It’s easy to allow the million-item to-do list to overwhelm you. Couple that with the existing demand from consumers that’s constantly diverting our attention, and the question that beckons us is, how do we actually overcome exhaustion…

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9 ways to entertain on a budget – Women in Business Article

Sign up for my free money making course Crowned the UK’s Best Money Making Blogger for the past 3 years, come and join my free 6 week email course to find out tried and tested ways to earn extra money. Get exclusive access to the Money Making Mastermind Facebook group with over 2,500 members. When you sign up you will also be sent a regular newsletter and special offers including third party offers. Unsubscribe at any time. This is only…

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Birst Smart Analytics: Using AI to Operationalize BI – Business Intelligence Article

How do you deliver more insights out to more people? Operationalizing BI and analytics – that is, putting the power of data in the hands of everyone across the enterprise, not just analysts and data scientists – has always been the mantra for Birst co-founder Brad Peters. According to research from Eckerson Group, when an organization deploys a BI and analytics system, roughly 10% of employees have the skills needed to produce insights from corporate data and deliver them to…

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Every Action is an Expression of Belief by @TheGrok – Business Article

Our companies are nothing but the collection of action every one of our employees take. What beliefs do your employees have about the organizations goals and vision? In Alan Stein, Jr. new book Raise Your Game he quotes a famous Inc. magazine survey that first asked executives what percentage of their employees could name the company’s three top priorities. The executives guess 64%. When the researchers conducted the survey of the employees, the actual number was a sadly, only 2%.…

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A Body Language Expert Analyzed Popular TED Talks to Uncover the Top 5 Nonverbal Cues – Women in Business Article

By Jeff Haden, Contributing Editor at Inc. That’s why the folks at the UK Domain, the largest domain registry in the United Kingdom, asked body language expert Carole Railton to determine the ways 10 of the most popular TED Talks of all time can help you be more persuasive, more credible, and more engaging. Railton analyzed TED Talks by Angela Duckworth, Bill Gates, Brené Brown, Elizabeth Gilbert, Jeff Bezos, Naomi Klein, Sarah Kay, Sheryl Sandberg, Steven Pinker, and Tony Robbins. From those presentations, she determined the top five…

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Domopalooza 2019: Digital Transformation and the Power of the Domo Platform – Business Article

Anyone who’s attended Domopalooza can tell you it’s an event like no other. Each spring, Domo hosts customers, partners, and friends to talk great technology, amazing insights, and the best professional networking opportunity of the year. Today we’re excited to announce our theme for Domopalooza 2019: Digital Transformation and the Power of the Domo Platform. Through our extensive programming, the event will explore how customers of all sizes can drive and manage the five stages of digital transformation through Domo. We’ll feature…

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Starting a Business as an Artist with Camilla D’Errico – Wonen in Business Article

Are thinking about starting a business as an artist and unsure of how you can make it in the creative industry? Camilla D’Errico (successful urban contemporary painter, illustrator, character creator and comic book artist) shares her journey of pursuing art, learning the business and building a loyal fan base. She details the first steps she took in starting a business as an artist and how she was able to work with brands like Disney, Hasbro and Wiz Kids. Whether you are an artist or…

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How the Fear of Failure Can Bring You to New Heights — According to Your Brain – Women in Business Article

By Patti Fletcher, VIP Contributor for Entrepreneur.com People with entrepreneurial mindsets cannot help but see the impossible solution at the next possible supernova. We laser-focus on differentiated innovation, often losing hours and friends in the process. We also sometimes lose our mojo and the ability to cope with the anxiety entrepreneurs often feel during times of failure and stagnation. While some forms of anxiety require the help of medical professionals, entrepreneurs can learn to enjoy and even benefit from flops or even…

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Encryption Management in the Cloud – Business Article

In this series, we have addressed cloud security at a high level, but now it’s time to dive deeper to discuss specifics about topics at the top of every CIO’s mind: encryption management in the cloud and Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) solutions. At Domo, these topics are at the top of the most common enterprise security requests we hear from customers. Legacy cloud providers typically retain the power over their customers’ encryption keys, an approach that is head-scratching at…

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Considerations for educational trusts to keep in mind while availing finance – Business Article

To upgrade the quality of education delivered in their school, authorities running the institution may occasionally need to apply for loans. The first thought that strikes while contemplating Indian school finance is one of approaching a bank. The low rate of interest and general trust in the banking system draws many private schools to these established lenders. Although banks offer loans to businesses and other organisations, when it comes to financing educational institutions, things can be rather challenging, and it…

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Cashflow Management Tutorial for School Owners – Business Article

Cashflow is the lifeblood of any organisation, including schools. Unlike most small and medium enterprises that have unstable revenue because of variations in customer purchases and seasonal cycles, schools are usually assured of a running income from the fees paid by the students each quarter. However, cashflow management is as serious a task for educational institutions as it is for any other business. With the fee they receive, schools have to pay their teaching and administrative staff, maintain the campus,…

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What Not to Do When You’re Trying to Motivate Your Team – Women in Business Article

By Ron Carucci, Harvard Business Review When I speak to large groups about leadership, one question I often ask is, “How many of you have ever received a compliment from your boss that actually offended you?” Without exception, more than two-thirds of the people in the room raise their hands. When I probe further on what people found offensive about their boss’s praise, the most common responses I hear are “It wasn’t sincere” and “They didn’t know what they were…

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The Accordion Principle – Pamela Slim – Wonen in Business Article

The start of a new coaching engagement is pretty predictable. The new client will say something like “I don’t even know where to start. There are so many things going on right now, and they are all kind of swimming in my head.” “Just start anywhere,” I say. Little do they know that this is my favorite thing to do: capture a big mess of ideas and organize them into distinct buckets. I spend most of my client time moving…

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Top 10 Reasons Why Private Schools Take Loans – Business Article

To provide quality education, private schools in India must have cutting-edge infrastructure and well-planned facilities. This is even more important now because the generation currently in schools is growing in an environment of mobile computing devices and e-commerce. Since private institutions are entirely dependent on their own earnings to improve their campus, they may need school loans to finance such expenses. Let us look at the top reasons that drive schools towards taking loans from banks and NBFCs: 1. To…

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Build the 8-Pillar Trust Edge Framework – Women in Business Article

By Trust Edge Leadership Institute CLARITY: People trust the clear and mistrust the ambiguous. Clarity unifies, motivates, increases morale, and inspires trust. Clear communication leads to trusted colleagues, happy employees, and satisfied customers. COMPASSION: People put faith in those who care beyond themselves. Caring leads to trust. Think beyond yourself and put people before things to improve relationships. CHARACTER: People notice those who do what is right over what is easy. Building integrity takes work but gives the biggest reward.…

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10 Ways to Avert Hiring Disasters and Ensure a Perfect Cultural Fit – Women in Business Article

By Marissa Levin, Founder and CEO of Successful Culture & WPO North Virginia Chapter Chair As a regional facilitator for Women Presidents Organization (WPO), I have the opportunity to guide 16 women business owners who own multi-million dollar businesses through their leadership and organizational challenges.   In a recent meeting, a member shared that she was struggling to hire the right COO. She asked for guidance from the group on how to ensure a strong cultural fit when going through the…

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6 things school owners must know before taking a School loan – Business Article

Lack of adequate finance should not be a constraint when it concerns improving or a running education institution. There are several options in the financial market for school loans that can be procured to upgrade campus infrastructure, buy new equipment for your labs/classrooms, add new facilities for students and staff or any other productive purpose. “How to get loan for school” is no more a concern for prospective borrowers. The availability of multiple alternatives, however, makes it necessary for the…

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December Amber Grant Awarded to Access Trax | Grants for Women in Business – Wonen in Business Article

On Thursday, we announced our December Amber Grant Finalists. Today, we’re excited to reveal the $1,000 recipient and the 1st qualifier for our $10,000 year-end Amber Grant. Congratulations to Kelly Twichel, Co-Founder of Access Trax. Their signature product — Beach Trax — is the only foldable, lightweight and temporary pathway designed to provide access over uneven terrain such as sand, gravel, dirt, or grass. In our interview below, Kelly shares how the idea came about, supplies advice for other aspiring…

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Here’s to an AWEsome 2019! – Women in Business Article

While our country continues to experience unprecedented national turbulence and an uncertain financial outlook, we remain truly grateful for all the wonderful milestones and events that made 2018 a banner year for AWE – and look to the year ahead full of optimism and excitement. From our selection as an Arlington, VA Chamber of Commerce Best Business Award winner to being recognized for our efforts on behalf of women and diversity with a James B. Hunter Human Rights Award, we were…

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7 Straightforward Ways to Improve Your Small Business in 2019 – Business Article

Making improvements to better your business is vital toward its sustainability and success. Efforts like using social media to market your products and monitoring cash flow allow you to focus on improving the areas of your business that offer the greatest gain. Take a look at these 7 simple and straightforward ways you can improve your small business in 2019.   Track competitors One of the most unvalued requirements of running a small business is tracking the competition  – 19…

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More from Maximise 2018 – Maximise Conference & Awards – Women in Business Article

“Maximise is a great annual conference to be part of because of the quality of speakers, a celebration of women in business and their inspirational stories and the networking opportunities with other businesses all under one roof!”  – Lucy Sherry, Thomson & Bancks Solicitors Maximise Conference – a day of quality business networking as well as:Author Hub | Awards | Exhibitors | Dragoness Den | Fashion Show | Networking | Speakers Your host – Angela De Souza I get the incredible privilege of being your host each and every year at the Maximise Conference and I…

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Domo Named One of the Best Places to Work Again – Business Article

There’s a billboard beside the highway next to our headquarters that reads “Domo=Japanese for Bacon.” That’s not actually true; Domo is Japanese for “thank you.” But why be literal when the goal of advertising is to get people’s attention? We hope the sign accomplishes that. But if our creative team ever decided to use the same format to send a message about the culture that exists at Domo, they could go with “Domo=One of the Best Companies You Can Work…

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Big Data And Analytics Has Been Around Forever! Why Is It Still Important? – Digital Business & Business Analytics – Business Article

These are some quick answers to some common questions I get about Business Intelligence, Big Data, and Analytics: Big Data. The term has been around for quite some time. Why is it still important for innovative businesses? It’s clear that data is one of the most important assets of the future. Organizations want to optimize their end-to-end customer experience, to improve productivity, and to engage the workforce in new ways. All of these things require data and analytics. And we…

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November Amber Grant Awarded to Music Therapy St. Louis | Grants for Women in Business – Women in Business Article

Last Monday, we announced our November Amber Grant Finalists.  Today, we’re delighted to reveal the $1,000 recipient and the first qualifier for the 2019 year-end Amber Grant. Congratulations to Jaime Wilhite and Tracie Sandheinrich, owners of Music Therapy St. Louis. MTSTL’s talented team offers board certified music therapy services and consultation to their community. You’ll learn about their incredible work — and their plans for the future — in our interview below. WN: Share how Music Therapy St. Louis came about JW: As…

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