Thursday, 25 December 2014


I will like to acknowledge the women who contributed articles for this journal. Pat Matson, Yvette-Michelle Cottle Darby, Dr. Carol Soloway, Donya Zimmerman and Tai Aracen — thanks for taking the time out from your busy lives to share in its design. I also want to thank Allison Valentine-Joseph for her short story, and Yvette-Michelle Cottle Darby for her photography. I appreciate your ongoing support.

In this year’s publication, I have included some articles that came out of our Women in Business Radio program — topics that look at issues that relate to women entrepreneurs and the challenges and the dreams we have; and how maybe we can think about them to realize our personal goals. These are accompanied with pod cast of the discussions. We hope that with this audio component, you will find the publication much more interactive and find it more informing, educational and empowering. 

Thank you for your generous contributions and support of Simply Inspirational for Women in Business Journal™ 2014. Without your support the journal would not have been possible.
I also want to thank Yvette-Michelle Cottle Darby for having a business profile compiled by us. Our business profiles reflect the diversity that exist in entrepreneurship and transcend every sector and industry. Our business profile for this year’s publication is a creative entrepreneur who conducts sewing, and other crafts workshops for women and girls. 

I want to also extend a heartfelt thank you to Yvette-Michelle Cottle Darby and Don J. Darby for their role as Associate Editors, Layout Designers and Graphic Designers in the design and development of this journal. Your keen eyes and critical viewpoints have made this journal into the final product that it is. Thanks Yvette-Michelle and Don, for supporting me with my vision. 

Simply Inspirational for Women in Business Journal ™ was indeed a labor of love. It required a lot of love and dedication to come to fruition. I hope that our readership will gain some insights and will be inspired and motivated to work at realizing their dreams.

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