Women on Family Business Boards Shun Layoffs

Modern organizations face increasing pressure to make sure women are well represented in their workforce, especially at the top. Business leaders, stakeholders, and policymakers around the world are Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Jessenia Davila , Luis Gomez-Mejia , Fernando Muñoz-Bullon and Maria J. Sanchez-Bueno

International Women's Day 2023: Resources for Family Business Women

Around the globe, more and more women are taking their careers in their own hands by launching a business. Women represent one of the fastest growing segments of the entrepreneurship population Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Kimberly Eddleston and Catherine Buday

How Three Women Upheld Family Values and Thrived Despite Adversity

Family businesses are unique because the family values held by their founders shape the very fabric of the business. It goes without saying that finding ways to instill those values into the business Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Boyka Simeonova and Mat Hughes

The New Family Business Powerhouses: Wives and Moms

Today women hold leadership positions in government, head up Fortune 500 companies, and oversee countless philanthropic programs. Yet in many successful family businesses, the roles of women remain Read More...

Category: Practice Insight

Author: Amy Hart Clyne

Using Family History for Competitive Advantage

Family businesses often have dense histories interweaving both the family and the business and involving more than just the past. Our recent study (Ge, De Massis & Kotlar, 2022), shows that Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Bingbing Ge , Alfredo De Massis and Josip Kotlar

She Always Gives Her All to the Family Firm -- but He Follows the Leader

It’s been proven that dedicated employees who go above and beyond what the job specifies help their companies be more efficient and keep customers happy. Other research has shown that leaders can Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Kimberly Eddleston and Kristen Madison

The Making of Successful Female Family-Enterprise Leaders

Based on interviews with 46 female family firm successors from 13 countries around the globe, we distill patterns of how the female successors were raised, how their career paths looked like, what Read More...

Category: Theory and Research

Authors: Nadine Kammerlander , Elizabeth Bagger , Doris Sommavilla and Sasha Lund

How Women Family Business Leaders Are Thriving in Morocco

For generations, grandmothers, mothers, daughters and aunts have played informal, behind-the-scenes but important roles in family businesses worldwide. They have provided critical emotional support Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Dora Jurd de Girancourt and Thami Ghorfi

Female Advisors Can Help Family Businesses

As we continue seeing women make progress in their family businesses by breaking glass ceilings, gaining board seats, and increasingly being named successor, it is important to celebrate the women Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Kimberly Eddleston and Devina Raithatha

Family Firms Can Optimize Women's Strengths

Family businesses are far ahead of non-family businesses in letting women help shape important decisions, but both the family firms and the women themselves must make some changes in order to Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston