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Michelle Patterson on Female Entrepreneurial Success and Changing the World – Episode 36

Michelle Patterson’s name conjures up many credits – visionary, author, acceleration executive, founder, passionate talk show host and dynamic speaker. She is a woman of many dimensions.

Today, Michelle Patterson is the President of the Global Women Foundation, a 501(c) (3) public charity that serves to provide support, leadership and advocacy for women’s initiatives around the globe. The charity, which started almost ten years ago as a local festival supporting 22 charities, has grown into a global movement for women.

Ms. Patterson is also the Founder, President and CEO of Women Network LLC, a digital media company giving women a voice to share their message. The Women Network’s “umbrella platform” shines a light on organizations and corporations who empower women and bring them together. The online digital network provides women resources, tools and advice to help achieve their full potential.

Big Breakthrough

  • Michelle’s big breakthrough was realizing the opportunity to go global with her annual event.


  • For Michelle, her passion lies in creating an online platform for women. Currently she is following a hybrid TED Talk/Huffington Post model.

Book of the Day


John’s 3 Key Take-aways

  1. Never worry alone
  2. Authenticity and transparency are key
  3. Opportunities for women have never been greater than they are today

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