Items Tagged with 'Women'


Women-owned businesses vital to GR’s economy

March 10, 2017
Women entrepreneurs significantly bolster the greater Grand Rapids area economy, but they remain a largely unseen and unrecognized force. Read More

Women in leadership: Progress has slowed, so rev up to close the gap

February 3, 2017
Women made considerable progress in the U.S. during the last decades of the 20th century, but women’s advancement in the leadership pipeline has stalled. Read More

‘Chicks in charge’ are major contributors to Grand Rapids

April 1, 2016
When my business partner and I put our toes in the water in Grand Rapids nearly five years ago, we discovered an amazing attribute that many seem to take for granted: Women leaders permeate the landscape. Read More

Minority-owned firms face transition challenges

If certification is a key to continued success, the buyer pool may be shallow.

November 6, 2015
Owners of certified minority-, women-, LGBT- or veteran-owned businesses have a few unique considerations to think about when it comes to planning for their company’s prosperous future. Read More

Women need opportunities

December 20, 2013
Editor: The statistics in your recent editorial, “Ignoring women leaders fouls the region’s economy” (Dec. 16), are unfortunately the grim reality of women leadership across the country. Read More

Women and beer become a more common pairing

April 19, 2013
Amanda Geiger has only been able to find six or so. And that’s troublesome because she needs 12. Read More

From cookies to future CEOs

February 22, 2013
What do Lucille Ball, Katie Couric, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Sally Ride and Condoleezza Rice have in common? They were all Girl Scouts. Read More

Debate focused on ways to close womens wage gap

August 31, 2012
| By Wei Yu

LANSING — Wages for Michigan women remain much lower than for men, the American Community Survey for Equal Pay shows. The state ranks 42nd nationally in its gender-based wage gap.

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One success begets another for GR mom entrepreneur

August 27, 2012

Christy Malone has been pretty busy for a “stay-at-home” mom. In 2008, she franchised the southeast Michigan “mom-to-mom sale,” a six-hour resale extravaganza scheduled for DeVos Hall this year on Sept. 15. She also started a Smart Bottoms cloth diaper business featuring an organic cloth diapering system, sold from her home in Grand Rapids. That business has grown to sales in several major national retailers, and Malone no longer had time to coordinate West Michigan’s biggest “yard sale,” aka West Michigan Mom’s Show.

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Upcoming Event

Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women Seeds of GROWth Conference

Goei Center
818 Butterworth St. SW
Grand Rapids, MI
United States
Connections, Education and Leadership Read More