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Women and the Web

I have been reading a new publication by the Intel Corporation and Dalberg Global Development Advisors that acknowledges the good works of this World Pulse platform.

The CALL TO ACTION, attempting to double the number of women ONLINE within the next 3 years is an excellent goal. Certainly, it would be gratifying if more stories about how entrepreneurship and being innovative can help bring both knowledge into households to improve standards of living, but also create wealth and income to help families rise up economically.

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Paulina Lawsin's picture

The internet technology is

The internet technology is useful to us who are working with women in terms of accessing information resources that can be applied in the groups and communities we are working with. I hope that I'll be able to bump into an information resource or an expert who will be willing to guide a struggling entrepreneur who wish to open markets for women products. When that happens, I'll surely write the story.

William62's picture

Women and Web Innovations

Paulina,

I will be looking forward to reading your articles. An article in Tech Crunch [by Victor Belfor - Every Company Is Up For Disruption, So Keep Your Products Simple - http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/19/every-company-is-up-for-disruption-so-keep-your-products-simple/], talks about how a small company might win 'market-share' brought me back to respond to you.

Innovation is all about identifying and understanding how to respond to the needs of local communities. Indeed often times, creating a market for a product means understanding the functionality of an existing product, and exploiting how it might be adapted for a local market need. Small and medium sized businesses, including women owned business, need to be mindful of how to develop usages of the internet and new technological platforms to crave out a share of business (no matter how small to give their businesses a lift).

best wishes

I am thinking about a missed opportunity that occurred to me yesterday, which I am now revisiting and loosing sleep over.

To set the stage, the Office of Foreign Trade of the County of Riverside (where I am living) held a seminar yesterday. It assists business owners, corporate officers, investors, and entrepreneurs with export and import assistance with the objective of creating new jobs and investment within the county.

It has links to developing and existing markets overseas, including United States Export Assistance Centers, Foreign Agricultural Services, United States Chambers of Commerce operating abroad, Unites States Commercial Service, Foreign Trade Offices, and investors from other nations interested in establishing a business location in the County of Riverside.

Sitting besides me in a well attended seminar was a woman, who makes food products, who wanted to begin to sell her products internationally. She was wondering where a good market place would be for her to begin. I started to talk about the importance of the social media for her as a tool to help her make her business decisions. But our conversation was cut short, when a third person asked a question, and our discussion was never completed.

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