Saturday, November 13, 2010

Debra Dion Krischke Book Signing in December

Nationally Known Women’s Advocate Spearheads a Collective Book Featuring Successful Women Entrepreneurs

“Many business owners are living their passion. This can include plenty of obstacles, but when we inspire one another, and stick with will be lifted to unimaginable heights”--Debra Dion Krischke, Advocate for Women and Children, Founder Foodie Fundraising.

Just Released!

Inspired Entrepreneurs: A Collection of Female Triumphs in Business and Life

A collection of 22 inspirational stories about women who have stepped out of their

comfort zones to follow their dreams.

“Starting a business can be scary, intimidating and overwhelming. These stories inspire other women by showing them that success is possible!”--Debra Dion Krischke

Friday, December 3rd – 4:00 to 7PM Treasure House Fashion Happy Hour - Wine and Taste Treats! Bring a bag of clothes to donate and give back to women! 8035 McKnight Rd. #G2

Saturday, December 4th – 11AM to 1PM – Beckoning of Booklovers - Penguin Bookshop – Sewickley – Support local authors at this discussion and book signing!

This book is a collection of stories about regular women who felt trapped in their careers. Each of them dared to step out in courage to follow her passion, and ventured to change her world. The driving force behind the project, Debra Dion Krischke, is an advocate for women and children.

To interview Debra, contact: Team Effort Events 724-935-6100 or

Meet The Inspired Entrepreneurs:

Chapter 1: Finding Your Passion while Paying the Bills

Debra Dion Krischke, Wexford, PA: When her business was rocked by 9/11, this serial entrepreneur found a new passion in raising money for women’s initiatives. Her company now raises money for women and girls worldwide.

Chapter 2: Anything but Ordinary

Kamana Mathur, Reston, VA: As a foreign officer for President Bush, Kamana worked with heads of state from around the world. This international trend setter was born ahead of her time. She now specializes in immigration law.

Chapter 6: Renaissance Woman

Armaiti Shahidi-Fitzgerald, Dallas, Texas: Mrs. International 2010 came to the US from Iran at age 20 and learned that in the United States the sky is the limit for opportunities.

Chapter 17: Change is the Essence of Life

Cathy Jennings, Harrisburg, PA: A stubborn and independent red-head, Cathy tried a lot of traditional jobs before finding her passion--she calls herself a “Chief Conversation Starter”. Cathy coaches professionals to network and grow their businesses.

Chapter 19: Sista for the Soul

Rhonda Willingham, Flint, Michigan: After being laid off from her job as a therapeutic recreational specialist, working with people in a psychiatric home, this resourceful entrepreneur created an empire out of her hobby-afro-centric greeting cards!

Five Facts about Women-Owned Businesses*:

Nearly 10.4 million businesses are owned by women (50% or more), employing more than 12.8 million people, and generating $1.9 trillion in sales

Seventy-five percent of all businesses do not have employees; similarly, 81% of women-owned businesses are without employees, for a total of 5.4 million businesses.

Sales revenue increased 66% for women-owned businesses without employees from 1997-2004, compared to 42% for all such businesses.

Women business owners are prepared to face risk, 66% are willing to take above average or substantial risks for business investments.

Women and men business owners have different management styles. Women emphasize relationship building as well as fact gathering and are more likely to consult with experts, employees, and fellow business owners.

*Center for Women’s Business Research, 2010

For media interviews, speaking or expertise requests, or receive a complimentary review copy of the book, contact:

Team Effort Events 724-935-6100 or


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