(February 28, 2020 / JNS) Facebook published a book of business advise from leading British businesswoman, including Jewish entrepreneurs, the social-media giant announced on Thursday.
“Make it Work: Lessons from Life in Business” is a collection of stories from 14 leading women in business who talk about their journey, and give tips and insight on “addressing the lack of visible female role models in the business sector.”
Among the book’s Jewish contributors is interior designer Kelly Hoppen and Dame Stephanie Shirley, the founder of highly successful IT firm Xansa who was a 5-year-old child refugee from Nazi-controlled Austria when she arrived in Britain in 1939 as part of the Kindertransport.
The book was published as part of Facebook’s #SheMeansBusiness campaign, which was launched in May 2016 and helps connect businesswomen around the world. The book is free of charge on the #SheMeansBusiness website and will be donated to secondary schools across the United Kingdom.
Nicola Mendelsohn, vice president of Facebook for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said: “All around us, amazing women are building businesses and dreaming up the next big thing. They are also securing bigger and better positions in companies large and small. Yet, according to the government’s Rose Review 2019, only a third of entrepreneurs are women! More needs to be done to tackle the gender entrepreneurship gap.”
She added, “We hope this book encourages aspiring entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams, and that they can benefit from a community of women coming together to share their advice for future success.”
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