The Next Phase of Global Growth: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs
December 29, 2011
Hosted by Té Revesz
What will spark the next phase of economic growth? As businesses seek an answer, some are betting on emerging economies. Others say entrepreneurs will be the drivers. Still others think women will be the dominant source of expansion. My guests agree - it's all three: the key to sustainable global economic expansion and social progress is empowering women entrepreneurs in emerging economies. But they co-founded organizations that use very different models to make that happen. By providing micro-loans, healthcare and training to poor women, Lynne Patterson’s Pro Mujer has helped launch over 200,000 small businesses in Latin America. Ralph Schonenbach’s Trestle Group Foundation supports qualified women entrepreneurs by partnering them with established business professionals who help them build the skills, strategies and networks they need to create opportunities and long-term success. Find out how these different routes to entrepreneurship can impact all of us in the global marketplace.
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We are all operating in a dynamic global marketplace, whether we reach across borders to find new customers and fresh ideas or face overseas competitors in our home market.
Global Reach embraces the opportunities and challenges we encounter when operating in multiple countries and cultures. We talk with entrepreneurs and executives about their strategies for winning in fast changing world markets: cross-cultural communication, global branding, media and marketing, transportation and manufacturing, the future of finance, alternative investment strategies, innovation and IP protection.
Global Reach interviews thought leaders about 21st century megatrends that impact international entities: trends like the business and politics of sustainability, the morphing nature of competitiveness, globalization, global companies vs national governments, worldview and growth prescriptions, emerging markets issues, and the corporate impact on society (governance, ethics and leadership).
Té Revesz is known for her ability to conduct strategic research on a global basis and for her creativity in handling complex business challenges.
As principal of GlobalReach-SBI, a research and consulting firm with a network spanning over 60 countries, Té provides clients with strategic intelligence on market opportunities and threats. She covers such diverse areas as global branding, new product development, payment cards, clinical trials, and political risk. An expert in primary research, Té has interviewed business, government and labor leaders, doctors and technical experts—and managed focus groups—around the world. She was profiled in Super Searchers Go to the Source as one of the top US interviewers.
Prior to founding her own firm, Té headed the Industrial & Healthcare Practices of FIND's Strategic Consulting & Research Group and taught at the Zicklin School of Business (Baruch/CUNY). She was the Editor of Business International’s flagship newsletter and helped create its country risk service.
An NYC native, Té is active with Citizen Action, the URJ’s Commission on Social Action, and NY Neighbors for American Values (defending religious freedom, diversity and equality). She holds a Masters from Columbia’s School of International & Public Affairs and a BA from Goucher College. She’s an avid bike rider, theater buff and farmers market supporter—and the bemused owner of 2 demanding felines.