FIU’s Center for Leadership selects ERA Showcase entrepreneur Dr. Keller No. 1 in ‘Top Women–Led Businesses’ survey.

Barbara Keller, a former department head and college professor turned entrepreneur, has topped a list of successful businesswomen throughout the state in an annual survey conducted by Florida International University’s Center for Leadership and the Commonwealth Institute of South Florida. A longtime real–estate entrepreneur in Brevard County and in New Jersey, Dr. Keller surpassed 49 […]

Fourth Florida’s Women-led Businesses survey results presented at luncheon.

“Female executives in Florida are choosing not to participate, mentally, in the recession. They are not being defeated and are looking to grow their businesses as we work our way out of the current economic crisis.” That was one insight Nathan Hiller, who teaches courses on leadership in the College of Business Administration at Florida […]

Women-led firms coping better with recession.

A survey released Thursday shows women-led businesses are surviving the recession better than most other businesses, according to Florida International University’s Center for Leadership and The Commonwealth Institute South Florida. The reason: women-led businesses traditionally have taken on little debt and therefore have the flexibility to maneuver during tough times. Instead of going to banks […]

Coping with challenging economic times: women leaders offer tips to their peers.

No one is saying that getting through our current economic situation will be easy. On the contrary, the consensus is that daunting challenges await us. On January 21, 2009, nearly forty women welcomed pragmatic suggestions from three savvy panelists presenting on the topic “Tough Economy, Smart Solutions.” The Commonwealth Institute (TCI), which holds monthly meetings […]

Database on women-led businesses grows with third year of input.

Researchers exploring the special challenges and achievements of business women in leadership roles will find a wealth of data in an annually enriched database being built within Florida International University. For the third consecutive year, the College of Business Administration; the Center for Leadership; and the Metropolitan Center, all part of the university; along with […]