Women Presidents’ Organization Holds London Reception for Multimillion Dollar Business Owners
08/10/2012

The London Chapters of The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) will hold a reception for new members on August 13th as part of a larger global expansion initiative in partnership with Walmart. The WPO is the premier organisation for multimillion dollar women-led companies.

Online PR News – 10-August-2012 – LONDON, UK – LONDON, UK - The London I and II Chapters of The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) will hold a reception for new members on August 13th. The reception is part of a larger global expansion initiative in partnership with Walmart. The WPO is the premier organisation for multimillion dollar women-led companies with revenues of a minimum of $1 million (ÂŁ650,000) for a service-based business and $2 million (ÂŁ1,300,000) for a product-based business. The average revenue for members is $13 million (ÂŁ9 million).

“The extraordinary success of the WPO internationally is a reflection of the growth and success of women led businesses across the globe,” said Marsha Firestone, President and Founder of the WPO. “A recent survey concluded that 80% of members found that the WPO helped manage their business concerns and continues to be a resource to accelerate their growth and enhance competitiveness. Walmart continues to support women entrepreneurs by bringing this incredible tool to women across the globe.”

Through the WPO, a diverse group of over 1,650 women presidents are able to tap into the collective wisdom of their peers and advance their business and personal success. Local WPO chapters are coordinated by a professional facilitator and meet monthly to share business expertise and experience in a confidential and collaborative setting.

“We’re proud to have the opportunity to support this event as part of Asda and Walmart’s continued commitment to supporting and encouraging diversity and economic empowerment. Last Autumn, Walmart announced its global Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative which is among the most ambitious social initiatives in Walmart’s 50 year history. Through this work, Walmart will harness its unique size and scale to empower women across its supply chain through focused efforts in sourcing, training, and philanthropy. For Walmart, this is an example of their effort to empower women entrepreneurs with the tools and resources they need to grow and prosper. ”

The London reception, hosted by UPS, will be held on August 13th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 195 Piccadilly London, UK W1J 9LN. The event is sponsored by Walmart, the International Expansion Sponsor of the WPO, and UPS.

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For additional information about the reception please contact:
Deb Leary, London Chapter Chair
deb.leary@forensic-pathways.com

For additional information about the WPO please contact:
Kirsten Wynn | Tel: (212) 688.4114 | E-mail: kirsten@womenpresidentsorg.com | womenpresidentsorg.com

About the WPO:
The WPO is the premier peer advisory organisation connecting women who own multi-million dollar companies. In monthly meetings across five continents (North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia) chapters of 20 women presidents – from diverse industries– invest time and energy in themselves and their businesses to drive their corporations to the next level. Local WPO chapters are coordinated by a professional facilitator and meet monthly to share business expertise and experience in a confidential setting. For more information, call +1 212-688-4114 or visit www.womenpresidentsorg.com.