On Oct. 21, women will meet in New England to address the economic turmoil and the challenges it poses to small businesses.
The Women’s Leadership Exchange (WLE) Boston conference will be held at the Stoughton, Mass., IKEA store with the theme, “How to Navigate Today’s Economic Storm.”
The organization was launched in 2001 by Leslie Grossman and Andrea March. Today, WLE annually runs nine regional all-day conferences with the goal of helping women grow their businesses beyond plateaus and climb the corporate ladder.
“Leslie and I, and many other women business owners as well as executives, have survived the 1987 market crash, the dot-com bust, the S&L crisis, 9/11 or all four. Now we have another economic crisis to weather. Some of us have had to change our business model in response to the new economic situation,” says March. “The important thing is to help each other, which in turn will create jobs and revenue, even in this new, extremely challenging economic situation we’re facing today.”
Running from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Massachusetts conference will feature speakers including: Helen Greiner, chairman and co-founder of iRobot; Judy George, founder of Domain-Home; and Joanna Meiseles, founder and CEO of Snip-its.
Information is available at the WLE Web site.