Commentary: Do you check off the ‘4 C’s’ of leadership for a women-owned business?

Byline: By Becky Gibson, Wells Fargo market executive for commercial banking in Iowa Women-owned firms now account for nearly 4 in 10 U.S. businesses. They generate approximately $2.7 trillion in annual revenue. They employ more than 12.2 million workers. And since 2019, women-owned businesses have multiplied at almost double the rate Read more…

Envision Iowa panel: The ‘she-cession’ is over, but child care continues to be a challenge

Women are back. Nationally, women’s employment has hit an all-time high, said Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Finance Authority. Durham said on July 20 during Business Publication Corp.’s Envision Iowa panel that she is still waiting on Iowa’s numbers. This Envision Iowa online discussion focused Read more…

Working with family can be a unique challenge — and an opportunity. These 8 women share their insights

By Katie Kreis, communications and marketing coordinator, UNI Family Business Center Family business transcends any one industry — farmers, manufacturers and IT specialists all often find themselves working with their parents, spouses, cousins, siblings and children. This can create friction that not every family is equipped to handle, and some Read more…