WMB – Women Mean Business!
Welcome to WMB – WomenMeanBusiness.com – the business platform for working women. We are passionate about all things women-related. As we celebrate 18 years in business this year, our annual Conference and Awards celebrates and promotes female entrepreneurs and businesswomen, connecting women and recognising their contribution to the Irish economy and society as a whole.
Our business website: www.womenmeanbusiness.com offers a cornucopia of news, interviews, reviews, and advice specifically written for businesswomen and female entrepreneurs.
WMB: THE BRAND
WMB was established by Managing Editor Rosemary Delaney in 2006. Borne of Rosemary’s passion, vision and drive, WMB continues to offer a dedicated space in which to highlight Irish and International businesswomen and female entrepreneurs.
We have four core values – we are Aspiring, Individual, Visionary and Passionate and these values are reflected in everything we do.
WMB is the only online offering on the Irish market dedicated to tackling the issue of gender in the workplace, to promoting Irish female entrepreneurs and to featuring inspiring female business leaders and role models.
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
With over 20 years in the magazine industry, Managing Editor Rosemary Delaney is an expert in producing quality titles and, as an entrepreneur herself, has directly experienced the highs and lows of business. Not only can she talk the talk but she continues to walk the walk as an editor and businesswoman.
In 2011 she published her first book Women Mean Business: One Woman’s Journey into Entrepreneurship (Orpen Press) an honest, funny and insightful account of her career journey.
Rosemary represented Magazines on the Press Council of Ireland for a number of years (having worked on the steering committee to establish the first Press Council of Ireland). Previous to that, she was Chairperson of the representative body – Magazines Ireland.
For 4 years, Rosemary sat on the board of InterTrade Ireland, the only cross-border organisation which boosts economic cooperation between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in order to achieve greater economic growth.
Rosemary’s Ten Guiding Principles – in no particular order!
1. Know your cashflows; expect the unexpected.
2. Only do business with blue chip clients. Better to be paid than to be stung.
3. Surround yourself with positivity.
4. Go out of your comfort zone, often.
5. Learn something new.
6. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
7. Throw down the ladder – women should support one another.
8. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
9. Avoid procrastination.
A snippet from Press coverage
– WMB was mentioned in an article in Silicon Republic: Five Irish Women Leaders and Founders win big at Dublin Awards
– WMB was mentioned in an article in the Cork Independent: Cork Woman Means Business
– WMB was mentioned in an article in the Irish Independent: WomenMeanBusiness Holds it’s 11th Conference
– WMB was mentioned in an article in the Irish Times: Two Key Conferences for Women
– Rosemary was interviewed for an article in the Irish Independent: Why women are still banging their heads on the glass ceiling
– Rosemary was interviewed for an article in the Irish Examiner: You don’t have to run for president to be a super girl
– Rosemary was interviewed for an article in the Irish Independent: No Shattering the Glass Ceiling
– Rosemary was interviewed for an article in the Irish Examiner: ‘Time is right for women to ask for that pay rise’
– Rosemary was interviewed for an article in the Irish Independent: ‘The curse of the ‘F’ word’
– In advance of the WMB Conference & Awards 2015, three of our finalists appeared on Down To Business on Newstalk 106-108fm