Growing in the New Year: Successful Business Strategies for Women

From the Show: HER
Summary: Success is determined by how you feel about yourself and your work. How are you measuring yourself at the end of each day?
Air Date: 1/8/15
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pamela Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Sharon Lechter, CPA
SharonSharon Lechter is not only a CPA, and Chartered Global Management Accountant, but is recognized as an international champion for financial literacy education.

As an entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, Presidential advisor to two presidents and a national spokesperson for the AICPA Financial Literacy Commission, Sharon has dedicated her life to improving our financial well-being. She is founder and CEO of Pay Your Family First, an organization dedicated to teaching the practical skills that will give a new generation the self-assurance to become masters, instead of slaves, to their money.

Sharon is also the author of the bestselling books Think and Grow Rich for Women, Outwitting the Devil, Three Feet From Gold, Save Wisely, Spend Happily, and Rich Dad Poor Dad. In 2013 Sharon received the designation of AICPA Financial Literacy Champion, received the 2013 Woman of the Year award from National Bank of Arizona and was honored by AZ Business Magazine as of the 50 most Influential Women in Arizona Business.

Sharon actively participates in other women's organizations including National Board position for Women's Presidents Organization, EmpowHer and Enterprising Women Magazine. Sharon lives each day in pursuit of and to inspire others to achieve a life of success and significance.
  • Book Title: Think and Grow Rich for Women: Using Your Power to Create Success and Significance
Growing in the New Year: Successful Business Strategies for Women
Being a woman in the workplace might feel overwhelming, a little intimidating, and like a bit of a juggling act. You're not only trying to work your way up the ladder, but also constantly balancing your home, mom and social life.

There's no denying women have come a long way from the discrimination and inequality they once experienced in the professional world. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, women occupy over 40 percent of the workplace. That's great... but it doesn't guarantee full equality. A 2012 study by the Institute for Women's Policy Research indicated the ratio of women's to men's median full-time earnings was 80.9 percent, a decline of more than one percentage point since 2011.

However, women continue to shine with success. Especially now with the New Year just behind, there is always room to improve and transform your business strategy.

What are some of the top business tips for successful women?

Sharon Lechter, CPA, discusses women's transforming roles in the business world and how you can incorporate effective business strategies in the New Year.