With Election Day results looming, you don’t have to be a Republican or a Democrat to know that the economy is our top-of-mind concern.
Tory Johnson, the brilliant workplace contributor for Good Morning America, hosted a cozy gathering of local women business leaders last night — with some solutions. She is bringing Spark & Hustle — a practical and intense 3-day ”boot camp” — to Dallas on March 24-26, 2011 to help women with an entrepreneurial bent succeed faster. It’s part of a national road show.
Tory built her business Women for Hire as a series of highly-successful career fairs. In an era where fewer jobs are being created, Spark & Hustle is a natural progression. Create your own job by building your own business.
It’s a way that enterprising women have monetized their talents around the world.
I will never forget visiting Budapest several years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. You could still see ominous, bleak traces of the communist regime – gray prisons, forbidding walls and blacked-out windows. But there were also signs of commercial innovation – and a szalon on every street! The Hungarian women weren’t waiting to learn new business skills. They were building businesses doing what they already knew how to do – hair!
According to those who participated in the pilot program, Spark & Hustle will be an intense series of workshops with a focus on what works best and what to avoid in the world of doing it yourself — instead of in someone else’s company. Expect lots of known local female entrepreneurs sharing their success secrets.
For a special FOT — Friend of Tory — conference rate, please shoot me an email and you will receive a code which will provide special pricing for on-line registration. See you there!
November 2, 2010