Women around the world tuned in for The Hot Mommas Project “Super Bowl of Mentors” global watch party on Nov. 2 to hear GWSB’s Kathy Korman Frey announce winners of the project’s 2012-13 global case competition.
The live webcast event was held in at least 20 countries, with women logging on to hear stories from other women who are striving to meet career goals while having full lives outside of their jobs.
The Hot Mommas Project, founded by GWSB entrepreneur-in-residence and adjunct professor of management Frey in 2009, is the world’s largest women’s case study library featuring stories of moms, sisters, aunts and friends as role models and mentors.
Frey was spurred to start the project by research that shows mentorship increases the confidence and career success of women and girls. She argues that the confidence gap is a reason that women tend to earn less money at every level, lag in promotions in every field, and that female-owned businesses, despite being a fast-growing sector of the economy, tend to be smaller and attract less venture capital than male-owned firms.
For the case competition, women from around the world shared their stories in a structured, teachable format – a case study – in 2012-13. Those were judged by panels.
The three top global winners are Michelle Lochan, a mother-of-five from Toronto who is owner and managing director of MarketStart, a business development company; Ema Al-Awadhi of Kuwait, who is illustrating her own children’s book and opening a coffee shop while working as public relations manager of a holding conglomerate with over 60 companies across the Middle East and North Africa; and former collegiate and professional women’s basketball player and coach Kathy Wilson.
Beyond the top three winners, honors were given in numerous categories and regions. To read more about all the winners, go here.
Posted by gwsb on November 12, 2013 | Filed under: GWSB News.