Women love to do business with other women. So, wouldn’t be great if there was a Yellow Pages of sorts just featuring local women business owners? Well, there is, and it’s called "The Women’s Book."
This annual coffee table book is a one-stop-shop resource for women to be informed, inspired and connected with other women in the region. It profiles local female leaders and offers a directory that includes corporate and non-profit organizations, spotlights, advertisers, sponsors, and a special interest section.
Cincy Chic talked with Carla D. Walker of Think Big Strategies, who serves on "The Women’s Book" advisory board. She says the directory is a secret weapon to get ahead, and it’s organized in three different components: connect, inform and inspire.
Connect: Listings of various women-owned businesses in the Tri-State in a wide spectrum of industries.
Inform: The directory features articles that are subjected-based and written by professionals, experts or leaders in industries such as health care, banking, finance, and other subjects that have an impact on women.
Inspire: "The Women’s Book" features leadership profiles, which take an in-depth look at local business owners’ paths to success.
"The Women’s Book" also has weekly emails with a listing of articles that have some impact or connections to what is going on in the women community, locally and nationally.
In addition to the coffee table book, "The Women’s Book" also publishes the "Collective for Women," a community magazine. You can find free copies of this quarterly publication across the Tri-State in places such as Joseph Beth, Mocha Café, and Lulu’s.
"The Women’s Book" Directory celebrates the publishing of its second Cincinnati directory on Oct. 19. They’ll be hosting an event that day at The Elements Event Centre in Sharonville with a theme of "Confidence: Getting it, keeping it and passing it on."
"We really want to try to be a megaphone to promote the things that women are doing, so everyone can benefit from that," Walker said in a previous interview with Cincy Chic. "We will never run out of women to profile as leaders"
For more information about "The Women’s Book," the "Collective for Women," the newsletter, or the Oct. 19 event, go to www.thewomensbook.com.