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Mississippi ranks sixth in growth of women-owned businesses

Mississippi is ranked sixth in the nation in the growth of women-owned firms between 1997 and 2013, according to American Express OPEN’s 2013 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report: A Summary of Important Trends, 1997-2013. The report showed that Mississippi had a 77.4 percent growth in the number of women-owned firms between 1997 and 2013. The growth in firm revenues over ...

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New leadership course looks to bringing more women into politics

COLUMBUS — Organizers of a leadership course for college students say they’re trying to increase the number of women in Mississippi politics. Twenty-six female students from in-state universities and community colleges are taking part this week in the bipartisan course at Mississippi University for Women. Tomorrow, they are meeting at the state Capitol with Gov. Phil Bryant, state Treasurer Lynn ...

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Pat Thomasson named MBJ's 2014 Businesswoman of the Year

Thomasson Company CEO Pat Thomasson has been named the Mississippi Business Journal’s 2014 Businesswoman of the Year. The announcement was made during a ceremony Thursday at the Hilton of Jackson. Becoming the leader of a company her parents built, however, was rather humbling for Thomasson. The Thomasson Company provides pressure treated utility poles of varying lengths and specifications for use ...

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Organization promoting women in agriculture still growing

The lead organization promoting women in agriculture in Mississippi continues to grow. Dozens of women came together for a late February conference at Mississippi State University. The 75-member Mississippi Women for Agriculture organization meets to discuss important agricultural developments and to draw encouragement from shared experiences. Mary Jane Coign, who owns a cow and calf operation in Oktibbeha County, is ...

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Extension offering program for women farmers

The Mississippi State University Extension Service and its partners are providing a two-day educational and networking opportunity for women involved in agriculture in Mississippi. The Mississippi Women for Agriculture 2014 annual conference will be Feb. 20-21 in the Bost Extension Center at MSU. The meeting begins at 1 p.m. Feb. 20 and ends at 3 p.m. Feb. 21. The agenda ...

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WILLOUGHBY: Lynn Fitch a leader on the move

T ommy Newberry, a leading success coach based in Atlanta, wrote a very insightful book entitled Success is Not an Accident: Change Your Choices Change Your Life. Newberry began writing the book as a letter to his son to share the principles of success he believed in, and then he morphed this document into a bestselling book. While the book ...

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Women's Fund of Mississippi to honor 10 'Women of Vision' Oct. 24

The Women’s Fund of Mississippi will celebrate 10 years of enhancing the economic security of girls and women by honoring 10 “Women of Vision” at an Oct. 24 luncheon at the Jackson Convention Complex. Women’s Fund of Mississippi selected the honorees for the differences they have made in the lives of women and girls, said Carol Penick, Women’s Fund executive ...

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Women's group says 'Engage. Learn. Find Success!'

The Women’s Business Enterprise Council South is presenting a program titled ‘Engage. Learn. Find Success!” The event will be held Thursday, May 23, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Belhaven College’s Center for the Arts in Jackson. The program will provide attendees an opportunity to meet, network and engage with corporate representatives. The Meet & Greet session will be ...

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