A Woman’s Place: The Crucial Roles of Women in Family by Ann M. Dugan;Sharon P. Krone;Kelly LeCouvie Ph.D.;Jennifer

By Ann M. Dugan;Sharon P. Krone;Kelly LeCouvie Ph.D.;Jennifer M. Pendergast Ph.D.;Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez Ph.D.;Amy M. Schuman

Through tales and interviews the authors discover the altering function girls play in state-of-the-art kinfolk company, tips on how to inspire and aid girls relatives, to the demanding situations girls face find the fitting stability among paintings and existence, to the position spouses play in that paintings together.

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Lauder, is president and CEO. Granddaughters Aerin and Jane both hold executive positions. 75 billion (2006), employs more than 22,000 people full time worldwide, and sells its products in more than 130 countries. Time will reveal if the businesses founded and cofounded by women will evolve into family businesses with the same frequency as male-founded businesses. Many of the womenfounded businesses are still relatively young, and it’s just too soon to tell what their ultimate journey will be. However, our 38 A WOMAN’S PLACE guess is that women business owners will demonstrate the same passion for passing on their businesses to their children as their male counterparts do.

All of the children in this close-knit family became part of the business. The eldest, daughter, Fiamma, joined at age 16 and was the only child to actually work with her father. Fiamma had a brilliant career at Ferragamo, as vice president and designer extraordinaire, until her untimely death from cancer in 1998. She won the Neiman Marcus Fashion Award for creativity in 1967, an honor accorded her father exactly 20 years earlier. The second and third generations are now running Ferragamo. The company continues to expand and has entered such fields as perfume and even hotel management.

A marketing specialist or publicist. A computer expert. A buyer. A dispatcher. Every company needs competent workers. You don’t have to be a senior manager to be valuable to your family business. What are your strengths, and what do you enjoy doing? Does your family company need what you have to offer? If so, you and your company might make a good fit. 44 A WOMAN’S PLACE Mentor. Until the last decade or so, women leaders who could serve as role models and mentors within family businesses were in extremely short supply.

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