Marsha Firestone, Ph.D, president of the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), participated in a delegation in Washington D.C., of individuals and organizations who support women entrepreneurs. The event aided the U.K. delegates in learning more about the resources that women entrepreneurs in the United States rely on to start and build their businesses. The women met leading U.S. thinkers, policy makers, investors, support organizations and entrepreneurs to discover how to stimulate the growth of women-owned businesses in the U.K.
“I was honored to represent the WPO for the UK study tour,” said Firestone. “As president of the WPO, my goal is to help women business owners succeed by accelerating the strength of their business.”
About Marsha Firestone, Ph.D.
Dr. Marsha Firestone, an award-winning speaker, author and educator, is the founder and president of the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) for women who lead multi-million dollar businesses. As WPO president, Dr. Firestone oversees the strategic operations of 60 chapters focusing on organizational growth and empowering members to achieve increased business and financial success. The author of a regular column in Enterprising Women, Dr. Firestone serves on a number of boards and advisory councils, including: the Board of Advisors of the Women’s Leadership Initiative at Harvard’s Kennedy School, the Board of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, the Merrill Lynch Diversity Advisory Council, the American Express Open Network Advisory Council, the International Women’s Forum and New York Women’s Agenda. Dr. Firestone was Executive Director of The Women’s Economic Summit, where her work resulted in a master plan for accelerating the growth of women’s business that was presented to Congress and the public.
About Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO)
The Women President’s Organization (WPO) connects top women entrepreneurs at the million and multi-million dollar level ($2 million in gross annual sales or $1 million for service-based business) – locally and internationally – with greater personal and professional success. In monthly meetings across the US and Canada, chapters composed of 20 accomplished women presidents – from diverse industries and backgrounds – invest time and energy in themselves and their businesses to drive their corporations to the next level.