How women business owners can overcome hurdles to financial success

Posted on October 19, 2010 by Bill Faiferlick

As of 2008, there were an estimated 10.1 million privately-held businesses in which a woman or women owns at least 50% of the company. Among them, 7.2 million were majority-owned (51% or more). Women are impacting the US economy significantly. They have a total direct, indirect, and induced economic impact of $2.8 trillion that translates into the creation and maintenance of more than 23.7 million jobs – accounting for 16% of all U.S. jobs. Today’s show with Karen Gifford, Past President of the Orange County, California Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-OC) and Principal of Gifford Management and Leadership Coaching will focus on wealth enhancing strategies that women business owners can incorporate into their businesses to achieve even greater success than they ever dreamed.

Karen Gifford, Principal Gifford Management and Leadership Coaching, US

Karen Gifford, principal of Gifford Management and Leadership Coaching, has served as a coach, mentor, sounding board, advisor, confidant, consultant, strategist, and business development expert for over 23 years with entrepreneurs, business owners, executives and senior teams of privately-held emerging companies, public companies, including the Fortune 1000, and non-profits. Prior to that, she held highly-successful sales and marketing positions for Fortune 500 companies in the aerospace, information technology and executive/career placement industries. She has founded and led several businesses and non-profits and brings the perspective of corporate executive, entrepreneur, business owner, board member and investor to her client engagements. Karen served as the 2009-2010 President of the Orange County Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. She is a life-long learner with diverse and extensive credentials.