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USWCC | Regional Leadership Introduction

  1. 1. USWCC Economic Leadership <ul><li>Building a Strong and Secure Economic Future for Women: </li></ul><ul><li>The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™ is the independent force behind an economic revolution in America. </li></ul><ul><li>Using a platform of influence, innovation and opportunity, we work with and for our members to grow successful businesses and careers, and have gained recognition as the most influence effective economic for in America. </li></ul><ul><li>The USWCC defines itself as different because we are different. We're sponsored by the interests, aspirations, and needs of our members - not by corporate or political funds. </li></ul><ul><li>We empower women to learn, plan, and act for themselves and their financial future. We sit on the same side of the table -- so we know you, we are you -- we employ revolutionary new strategies and build solutions that work for you. </li></ul>Copyright © 2010, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™. All rights protected.
  2. 2. SECTION ONE Introduction to the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™ Copyright © 2010, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™. All rights protected.
  3. 3. U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce <ul><li>Who Are We and How Are We Different? </li></ul><ul><li>The U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce™ was established in 2001 to revolutionize the economic opportunities and impact of women.  </li></ul><ul><li>We have 500,000 members and reach over 1 million women around the globe. </li></ul><ul><li>The USWCC is non-captive * – leaving us completely free to always choose what is best for our members. </li></ul><ul><li>We employ a full 360 o set of strategies to revolutionize the position of women in the marketplace and open the doors to a stronger economic future. </li></ul><ul><li>* Non-Captive Pledge : The USWCC is not funded by large corporate or political sponsors who would impact our choices, work or advocacy and use their financial relationship with us to market to you. The USWCC is here for you – and only you. </li></ul>Copyright © 2010, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™. All rights protected. www.uswcc.org
  4. 4. 360 o Strategies for Progress <ul><li>Typical Women’s Group </li></ul>Copyright © 2010, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™. All rights protected. <ul><li>Meetings & Events </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Awards </li></ul>Industry and Resources Market Leadership & Innovation U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce Public Policy & Gov’t Affairs Business & Financial Planning Strategic Leadership
  5. 5. 360 o Strategies for Progress Copyright © 2010, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™. All rights protected. What are the business and financial planning needs of women? How do we get the bottom line information to women rather than education that is created to target women for transactional sales? Industry and Resources Market Leadership & Innovation Public Policy & Gov’t Affairs Business & Financial Planning Strategic Leadership Where are women economically today? What is necessary to advance us? What unique position can we secure that will drive economic advancement? What is wrong in business and financial markets today? How do we position women as market leaders? How do we bring transparency, choice, opportunity, and sustainability? How do we position women, women business owners and women’s views within industries? How do we bring together the resources necessary to help women achieve economic gains? Leveraging our complete independence from corporate and political sponsors, how do we carve out public policy positions that support the long term economic growth & security of women?
  6. 6. SECTION TWO Situation Analysis What is our economic history? Where are women economically today? Copyright © 2010, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™. All rights protected.
  7. 8. Situation Analysis <ul><li>Media Headlines Don’t Jive with the Bottom-Line Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Example Hyped-Up Headlines: </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s Businesses Are Growing at a Record Rate! </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Contracting With Women Increased “xxx” Percent! </li></ul><ul><li>Women Make Up More Than 50% of the Workforce! </li></ul><ul><li>Women lead men in college graduation! </li></ul>Copyright © 2010, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™. All rights protected.
  8. 9. The Bottom-Line Facts Copyright © 2010, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™. All rights protected. Business Growth Even though the number of (majority-owned) women-owned firms grew 42.3% between 1997 and 2006, their combined annual sales grew only 4.4% . Center for Women's Business Research (September 2006) Poverty &quot;A woman in the United States is 45 percent more likely to be poor than a man.&quot; Legal Momentum (September 2006) Education &quot;Women are being filtered out of high-level science, math, and engineering jobs in the United States.&quot; The Boston Globe (September 2006) Community Leadership Women hold 90, or 16.8% , of the 535 seats in the 111th US Congress. Executive Leadership &quot;Projected trend indicates it could take 40 years for women to achieve parity with men in corporate officer ranks.&quot; Catalyst (July 2006) Home Ownership “ Women were 32% more likely to have received subprime mortgages of all types than men, regardless of income.&quot; Consumer Federation of America (December 2006)
  9. 10. SECTION THREE THE FUTURE Introduction to the Women’s Ownership Movement™ Copyright © 2010, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™. All rights protected.
  10. 11. Introduction to the Women’s Ownership Movement Copyright © 2010, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™. All rights protected.
  11. 12. Women Are at an Economic Crossroads <ul><li>Step Into the Future: </li></ul><ul><li>We’ve reached a critical mass. It is time to consolidate our influence and push to the future. </li></ul><ul><li>Over the last two decades, the economic influence of women in America has advanced dramatically. </li></ul><ul><li>Women now own nearly 30% of all businesses in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Women make 80% of all family purchasing decisions and control $7 trillion in purchasing power. </li></ul><ul><li>Women not only influence the majority of home buying decisions - single women make up 23% of ALL home purchases. </li></ul><ul><li>By 2010 women will control more than $13 trillion in private wealth. </li></ul>Copyright © 2010, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™. All rights protected. Through the ownership of the power of this critical mass and the unification of our collective strength, we are moving beyond being just as a sought-after consumer market -- taking our rightful place as the most powerful economic force in America.
  12. 13. The Transformation Copyright © 2010, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™. All rights protected.
  13. 14. How Do We Achieve This Economic Transformation? By becoming a mature, major market force. Copyright © 2010, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™. All rights protected.
  14. 15. Transforming the Women-Led Economy into A Mature, Major Market Force <ul><li>To fully realize the benefits of the women-led economy, we must stop reacting like a target market and start acting like a mature, major market force. </li></ul><ul><li>Target markets REACT : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To the marketing and advertising (political and commercial) of mature, major market forces. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mature Major Markets TAKE ACTION : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build business structures to enable organization and commerce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop resources to continue growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Act to protect themselves from threats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinate activities to advance their objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Now is the time for women-led economy to stop responding and start leading as a Mature, Major Market Force . </li></ul>Copyright © 2010, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™. All rights protected.
  15. 16. Women = Mature Market Force <ul><li>To transform women’s economic clout into a Mature, Major Market Force, we are: </li></ul><ul><li>Building our own business structures Women-owned firms and an entire women-led marketplace that supports our ongoing growth, enables us to focus our spending to support one another, and provides financial power for our future. </li></ul><ul><li>Developing our own resources Providing quality, independent education. Growing leaders. Harnessing tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Acting to protect ourselves Ending target marketing responsiveness by shining a bright light on transparency, choice, necessity and value. </li></ul><ul><li>Working in a coordinated fashion to advance our objectives Individuals coming together through our communities to maximize and continue the advancement of the movement. </li></ul>Copyright © 2010, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™. All rights protected.
  16. 17. How Do Individuals Support the Women’s Ownership Movement? Through their actions. Copyright © 2010, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™. All rights protected.
  17. 18. Tenets of the Movement <ul><li>Personal responsibility My actions create my future. I choose my actions with clarity, forethought and purpose. </li></ul><ul><li>A focus on economic, community, and political power I purposefully focus my economic strength to achieve outcomes that empower my future. </li></ul><ul><li>A commitment to learn, leverage and lead the movement The power of my actions linked with the focused commitment of others to our common cause positively transforms my future. </li></ul>Copyright © 2010, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™. All rights protected.
  18. 19. Ownership is Power <ul><li>The Power of Personal Ownership: </li></ul><ul><li>“ I choose to own my opportunities and responsibilities, focus the force of my economic impact to secure cost savings and achieve greater influence, and create a strong economic future for myself and others. </li></ul><ul><li>The security and prosperity of my family and future are enhanced when I leverage the strength of my economic power through ownership of financial and business markets. </li></ul><ul><li>By focusing my financial power through market ownership I leverage the incredible clout of the women-led economy to secure a whole new and powerful position in the world transforming women from a ripe target market into a mature market force. </li></ul><ul><li>By owning the power of our critical mass and unifying our collective strength, we take our position as the most powerful economic force in America.” </li></ul>Copyright © 2010, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™. All rights protected.
  19. 20. SECTION FOUR Making it happen. Copyright © 2010, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™. All rights protected. F ocu s
  20. 21. Making It Happen | YOU <ul><li>The Women’s Ownership Movement begins with the education and commitment of the individual. </li></ul><ul><li>The process for each individual is --- LEARN, LEVERAGE, LEAD </li></ul><ul><li>LEARN : Understand and commit to the core tenets of the movement (personal responsibility, focusing of power, a commitment to learn, leverage and lead the movement) </li></ul><ul><li>LEVERAGE : To really experience the impact of the movement, an individual must leverage what they learn to bring greater power into their lives. </li></ul><ul><li>LEAD : As one learns and leverages the tenets of the movement, they will begin to share what they have learned and take actions to be leaders of their own lives and leaders of the movement. </li></ul>Copyright © 2010, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™. All rights protected.
  21. 22. Making It Happen | LEADERS <ul><li>The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce has established teams and structures in place to power the growth and progress of the Women’s Ownership Movement. </li></ul><ul><li>As a regional leader, you will be part of and assist in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The exclusive CEO Circle working directly with the CEO of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce and other senior leaders (includes exclusive ongoing training and development for the leaders of the movement) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional leadership meetings and activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The selection/monitoring of business and financial educators in your region (USWCC | Council of Business and Financial Advisors) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The establishment of regional educational summits and meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The establishment of an economic development leadership group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The cataloguing of regional opportunities, resources, and obstacles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The creation and execution of a strategic plan to improve economic opportunities and outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The outreach to focus businesses by bringing them into the regional MarketPlace and SupplierPlace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spreading the word about the movement and our objectives and helping other individuals to take part </li></ul></ul>Copyright © 2010, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™. All rights protected. Recognition and Influence: As a regional leader you are recognized in the many local activities and at the online community area for your region at USWCC | Community 360. You are at the core of our work interacting with other leaders, connecting with centers of influence, taking part in exclusive CEO Circle activities and shaping the strong position of women in your community. Recognition for leadership takes many forms.
  22. 23. <ul><li>The Hub The main web portal of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce provides a vital link to information, activities, and the broader community of websites and communities that support the Women’s Ownership Movement. </li></ul>USWCC | Main Web Portal www.uswcc.org Get Connected to the USWCC Copyright © 2010, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™. All rights protected.
  23. 24. <ul><li>The Community USWCC | Community 360 provides a central hub for all participants to learn, share and advance the Women’s Ownership Movement. Groups are available for each region, interest area, and USWCC | Association Members and Partners. </li></ul>USWCC | Community 360 www.uswcc360.org Get Connected to the USWCC Copyright © 2010, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™. All rights protected.
  24. 25. Thank You Copyright © 2010, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™. All rights protected. I look forward to working with you to drive economic progress for women. We know how important how important your work is within the community and the vital reach and connection you provide. The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce can be a strong partner in progress for you and your organization. Working together we bring real value to individuals and the community and progress to our cause. If you would like to be part of the Women’s Ownership Movement , please contact me at 888-418-7922 or through our website at www.uswcc.org and I will reach back to you to begin the journey. Thank you for your work and commitment to women. Margot Dorfman, CEO U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce Leading together, we drive economic progress for women. “

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