“We are taking a stand with the Stiletto Club and busting through the old notion of what it takes to build a business as a woman. Bottom line, we are our own economic stimulus program and giving women the opportunity to step up, show up and move up.
Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2010
Women entrepreneurs have expressed their frustration and continued desire to find one organization that provides the business mentoring, coaching, financing, growth tools, skill education and business resources and provides access to specific aspects that affect women entrepreneurs such as start-up and operating capital.
Sheila Stewart, successful entrepreneur, created Empower 180, Inc. and the Stiletto Club after speaking to and working with thousands of women all over the world. She learned that women purchase two or three professional memberships and yet still feel they are not well equipped with the resources and tools to start, build and grow a profitable business.
“We are taking a stand with the Stiletto Club and busting through the old notion of what it takes to build a business as a woman. Bottom line, we are our own economic stimulus program and giving women the opportunity to step up, show up and move up. We have access to sources of potential capital, infomercial gurus and a full day program designed to provide education, empowerment and entertainment. Women can achieve mental fitness, business knowledge and then learn how to make their outside match the inside with personal branding. We are excited to be launching our initiatives through 20-city national tour,” says Stewart.
The statistics of women business owners and financial impact is staggering.
(*) $300 million in capital sources through Empower180.com
- 10 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. and only 2.48% generate more than $1 million per year.
- Women are starting businesses at a rate of almost 3:1 compared to men.
- There are over 500,000 new businesses started each month in the U.S.
- Women are nearly 3x more likely to seek advice in their business than men.
- Majority of women business owners are under the age of 50.
- Women control over $14 trillion in wealth in the U.S, and 62% of working women earn half of their family’s income.
To see a full report click here Women's Business Statistics.
Based upon the understanding of the need and strong desire for these services, Stewart has built a company that provides empowerment and support for the entire woman so that she can be mentally fit, have access to proven business tools & resources, create the ultimate in health & wellness, be inspired each day, remain motivated no matter what the situation, enhance her personal brand & image as well as gain access to capital and have the opportunity to pitch a great idea to a panel of business gurus.
Sheila Stewart has assembled an impressive line-up of speakers for the Empower 180 national tour including Paula Abdul, Bill Phillips, Kevin Harrington, Phil Town, Christine Comaford, Les Brown, Chris Howard, Garrett Gunderson, Jim Kwik and Dr. Barbara deAngelis to name a few. Each expert is committed to the Empower 180 mission and understands the need to create the ultimate empowering program for women globally. These well-known individuals have walked in the shoes of an entrepreneur, faced the challenges of defeat, overcome financial hardship, balanced personal and business issues, built an empire & lost an empire in many cases, and found the true secrets that are going to be shared with the Empower 180 participants. To see the full line up of speakers to date visit: http://www.empower180.com.
The 20-city tour will take place beginning August 31 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and will offer attendees access to information from the best of the best in the country. As participants join and attend the event in their city, they will spend a day of learning, laughing, loving the innovative ideas and connections they will gain from the experts.
In addition, if you have an innovative business or product idea, this is your opportunity to pitch your product to Kevin Harrington (ABC Shark Tank star) and his team of infomercial gurus. Think you have the next "it" product? Get your tickets for the event now before they sell out.
“Napkin Millionaires, that’s the American dream and I am thrilled that we can help make dreams come true for some of the thousands of women who are going to show up with their product concept, prototype or napkin drawing by empowering them with the information they will need to try to successfully complete this journey. Come and take the first step with us… Entrepreneurs just need a break and we’re here to give it to them. I am proud to be able to share my expertise and be part of this national empowerment program to bring women these much needed resources.” Kevin Harrington, Chairman and Founder IBC and star of ABC’s hit show Shark Tank.
Besides getting tips from infomercial gurus, we will also make some other capital market experts available to attendees. If you need capital for your business, this program will allow you to pitch your business to these other capital market experts and potentially gain access to part of the nearly $300 million in private capital. It’s time to invest in yourself and the future of your business. Visit http://www.empower180.com to learn more and to get your tickets today while they last.
About Empower 180
Empower 180 is an innovative new twist on a professional women’s organization created by founder and award winning serial entrepreneur Sheila Stewart who also created Empower Marketing and wrote a series of 24-books as well as authored Backwards in High Heels – A Woman’s Guide to Succeeding in Business.. The books have been packaged into the Power-Injected™ Marketing Toolkit.
Stewart has over 20 years experience in advertising and marketing while having built an international award winning ad agency with only $5,000 in the bank. Sheila worked with companies such as Warner Bros., Hard Rock Café, Doubletree Hotels and Ernst & Young. Six years into it, she went through her COD (crap out date) and chose to sell off her company. Sheila believes it was the best thing that could have happened because she now owns nine companies, is a published author, international speaker and lives on the Fun Bus of Life™ each day. Sheila knows what it is like to walk backwards in high heels, which is why she is focused on sharing her passion for empowering women by providing the tools and resources to help them succeed while avoiding a COD.
Empower 180 was built to provide support for the entire woman so that she can be mentally fit, have access to proven business tools & resources, create the ultimate in health & wellness, be inspired each day, remain motivated no matter what the situation, enhance her personal brand & image as well as gain access to capital and have the opportunity to pitch a great idea to a panel of infomercial gurus.
To learn more about Empower 180 visit http://www.empower180.com or to schedule an interview with Sheila Stewart or one of the tour celebrities contact Chief Publicist Caren Lancona at 949-307-3617.