One of the great pleasures of my job is getting to meet fascinating people who are doing fascinating things and to listen to their stories. I love it when those stories include efforts to help of small businesses succeed. One such company that is making a difference is An Empowered Woman (AEW). They have recently set-up a foundation specifically aimed at helping women who want to launch a company but may have challenges that make it especially difficult.  

I had the privilege of visiting with the Desiree Doubrox, CEO of An Empowered Woman, yesterday in anticipation of their “Dream Catcher” event that will serve as the official launch of the foundation (and in which Laughlin Associates will participate). The work that  AEW does to help women fulfill their dreams of owning their own business is truly remarkable. I encourage you to take a look at their web site ( and let women everywhere know about this terrific resource.


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