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Purse Power with Donna Miller

Everyday Green Home

This month, I am enjoying highlighting so many women who have made a difference! My guest for today is Donna Miller, the founder of Purse Power. Donna has made a difference in my life, and also in the lives of many other women!  Donna is a former Human Resources Executive who spent thirty years in Corporate America. A few years ago, she and her sisters came to the blinding realization that women make 80% of all the purchasing decisions. They understood that it meant that if women collectively choose to buy only from the companies that actively promote women, and they could create a funding stream for battered women’s shelters in the process, they could shatter glass ceilings and change women’s lives in a matter of quarters rather than decades. That was how the idea for Purse Power was born. Since then, they have started doing presentations about what they have been trying to create, and they have built a national platform of more than 750,000 women-owned and women-led businesses. And they have also created a Google Chrome extension with Carnegie Mellon, to find those businesses when you’re shopping online, and some phone apps to show you where the women-owned businesses are when you are physically near them. I invited Donna to join me today to talk to us about Purse Power, to share what she’s been doing during the pandemic, and to discuss how women can come together to drive change very rapidly. Point of sale Purse Power is trying to give people who want to support women-owned businesses information at the point of sale to help them know who they want to be buying from.  Women align with greener choices Women tend to align themselves with greener choices because of the health and wellness aspect, and those choices help women to feel empowered. Driving change in the green and sustainability industry In the green and sustainability industry, there is currently a lot of thought process that’s going in the direction of women driving change.  One out of four women Donna points out that one out of every four women in America gets impacted by domestic violence, and they need help. People are willing to help If you would like to accomplish something, you need to let the people around you know what you are doing and what you need. You will be amazed at how connected people are and how much they will help. The power of connection Donna’s approach to building a network and building connections is to go at it from being helpful to the people you are trying to reach, and also to the people you want to partner with. Understanding who she is trying to get in touch with, and what they want and need, worked very well for Donna. And then she would find a way to bring them all together to share best practices and insights and build a sense of community. Donna’s magic Donna’s magic for making a difference in this world lies in figuring what your life is all about, planning backward from there, and being bold. Insight The thing that gave Donna insight into what she wanted to do was to use Stephen Covey’s idea of beginning with the end in mind.  Making a difference She discovered that she wanted to make a difference for women, and she has been doing that ever since then. Let’s Share the Journey When the coronavirus pandemic started, Donna realized that many of the entrepreneurs in her network would be struggling. To understand the issues they were facing, to offer them support, and to share some resources, she created a webcast called Let’s Share the Journey, where some of the leading thinkers in the nation share their journeys and their ups and downs, and answer questions. A hub Donna has acted as a hub for connecting people, and that has worked very effectively in her journey. Networking and reconnecting  Zoom has been a good platform for people to reconnect with their old connections in a new way. Staying in contact It is important to keep in contact with the people in your network consistently and build a relationship and rapport with them over time because you don’t want to connect with them only when you need something. A great way to connect Offering to help and asking people what they need is a great way to connect with them and to add value to your business. Purse Power There are currently 758,000 companies registered in Purse Power’s directory. You can use Purse Power to list your business, if you are a woman, and to find women-owned and women-led companies. Links and resources: Purse Power Purse Power - Register Your Business  Let's Share the Journey - Coronavirus Resources Donna’s LinkedIn Everyday Green Home - Shop Products from Women Owned / Led Businesses 


16 Sep 2020

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Donna Miller's lawyer explains why they're suing Murray City

Inside Sources

Guest hosts Mia Love and Scott Howell spoke with Donna Miller's lawyer, Jason Groth, about why they've filed a lawsuit against Murray City and the officer who arrested Donna Miller for a suspected DUI. Yesterday, they spoke with Donna Miller and the attorney representing Murray City.  ‘Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson,’ Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providing higher ground for today's discussions. Listen live Monday through Thursday from 11 am to noon at 1160 AM and 102.7 FM, online at KSLNewsradio.com, or on the app. Listen on-demand as a podcast on your favorite platform or web browser. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  Want more Boyd? Don’t forget to listen to his Deseret News podcast ‘Therefore, What?,’ sign up for his weekly newsletter, and follow him on Twitter.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


21 Jul 2020

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IBR Extra -- NAWBO Iowa Institute (Tamara Kenworthy & Donna Miller) -- June 2020

Iowa Business Report

The Iowa chapter of NAWBO--the National Association of Women Business Owners--is holding a seven-session Business Institute beginning in July. Tamara Kenworthy and Donna Miller both serve on the NAWBO Iowa board, and are co-chairs of the institute. They spoke with Jeff Stein of the Iowa Business Report about the organization, and the event.


20 Jun 2020

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OVF Podcast Ep29: Donna Miller, CEO of Purse Power

Oklahoma Venture Forum Podcast

Our March 2020 Pitch Presentation comes from Donna Miller with Purse Power.It's never too late to live your dream. Our dream is to make a difference for women. A few years ago the three Babcock sisters (Donna Miller, Dr. Karen Nern and Dr. Phyllis (Freddi) Pennington) were on vacation in Miami. We were discussing our frustration with the lack of women in senior leadership positions and the 1 out of 4 women impacted by domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Our mother was a brilliant, beautiful nursing professor, author and activist who was also a survivor. All three of us have MBAs and two are medical doctors. Our mother raised us to be strong, independent women. Her battle cry was “To whom much is given, much is expected.” We have all taken this to heart and want to make a difference in this world.Even though women make between 73-85% of all purchasing decisions, have trillions of dollars in spending power, control 51% of the private wealth and make or influence 67% of investment decisions, we hold less than 5% of the CEO jobs and around 21% of the board seats. The gap between our spending power and our representation in senior leadership is indefensible particularly since research has proven that companies perform better when there are more women in leadership roles.When we began to discuss what could be done to drive positive change, we realized that the power was already in women’s hands. If we could get women to use their enormous economic power to buy from companies that actively create opportunities for women, we could shatter glass ceilings in a matter of quarters rather than decades. If we could also use a portion of the proceeds to create a funding stream that supported battered women’s shelters and programs that keep women safer, we could make this world a better place for all of us. Purse Power was born.Purse Power is now working to become the primary source to find and buy from women-owned and women-led companies in the United States. We dream of playing a part in creating a day when our daughters, granddaughters, sons and grandsons can achieve their dreams irrespective of gender. https://www.pursepower.com/Interviewed by Dennis Spielman for The Golding Group.


17 Mar 2020

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Donna Miller of C3Workspace Talks Community and Collaboration EP: 28

Wise Women@Work with Felicia Garland

CONNECT, COLLABORATE AND BUILD YOUR COMMUNITY Donna Miller, founder and president of C3Workspace, is driven to help entrepreneurs start and grow successful business organizations – even if your organization currently consists of only one! C3Workplace is a network of well-respected, co-working office and meeting spaces in northern New Jersey.  At C3Workspace, Donna and her team focus on driving revenue for other companies by providing affordable office space with all the necessary amenities. A successful serial entrepreneur in her own right, she shares her vision in designing a working space that facilities connection, collaboration and community among her diverse “tenants.”  Donna is a pioneer in the co-working space industry. You’ll want to listen as Donna describe C3’s early days, and how she virtually leapt into the business world. Her commitment to helping her clients grow and prosper flows throughout this inspiring interview. Listen in as she shares some tantalizing details about her plans for C3Workspace to further support entrepreneurs. TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS Donna is also a sought-after business coach.  She offers great advice on investing in your business, the risks involved, and how to make money when starting a new business. She shares the importance of being grounded; however, she is ever mindful of the growing power of technology, and the importance of looking towards the future. Her advice to young women who want to build their own business: “Educate yourself on the value your business can offer, and don’t forget the importance of business planning.”   TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF Can you really have it all? “It’s critical,” according to Donna.  Important for today’s entrepreneurs, she shares personal examples of her work-life balance, and how she managed to become a successful business woman and still enjoy time with her family. Her approach is innovative:  She calls it her “work-life integration.” Her secrets to her success without burnout?   “I learned how to work from anywhere,” she shares. “And It’s important to me that I make time for vacations and time off.”  “I’m lucky to be able to pursue my passion.” WISE WORDS INDEED Donna breaks it down for us: “Treat people like you want to be treated,” she says. Nothing earthshattering there, or course.  But to Donna, it’s too often forgotten by folks in their push to succeed.   “The simpler you make it, the more easily you can replicate it,” she goes on to say. And, you want to be flexible in your management style to empower your team. To earn more about C3Workspace, go to www.c3workplace.com. To reach Donna:  donna@c3workplace.com


11 Dec 2019

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BONUS-Donna Miller: We Have It! Let's Use It! Women Helping Women

TrailBlazers Impact

Donna Miller founded a company called Purse Power, providing everyone an opportunity to purchase from women-owned businesses, including businesses with 20% women on the board. Knowing that one out of four women is impacted by domestic violence, she wanted to accomplish two goals: provide more shelters for abused women while giving more economic power to women to make choices to support other women. She also has built a phone app to locate women-owned businesses near you. Since women make 80% of the purchase decisions, this goal can be realized if women purchase from women. Women can register their business on pursepower.com to be included. The value you have is in the difference you make. Women have been marching since 1913. Economics is a new way to drive change. In this episode, we discuss executive coaching, raising triplets and managing the work/life balance, the effect of social media and bullying on children. If you liked what you heard, please hit the SHARE button above and share this episode with your network! Please visit our website for more inspiring stories: www.TrailBlazersImpact.com and FOLLOW US! Subscribe to our email list to get all our latest podcasts directly to your inbox: http://bit.ly/2ZBeoW9 Did this episode get you thinking? Please share your thoughts with us at hello@trailblazersimpact.com Keep in touch with Trailblazers Impact here: Twitter: @TrailblzrsImpct Facebook: @TrailBlazersImpact Instagram: @trailblazersimpact LinkedIn: TrailBlazers Impact Podcast Rated #27 in Pretty Progressive: https://prettyprogressive.com/inspiring-podcasts-for-women-in-their-20s/ Rated #2 in Feedspot: https://blog.feedspot.com/trailblazers_podcasts/


17 Nov 2019

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From concept to execution in your business with Donna Miller

Small Biz Tips

 In this episode, we go in details on developing a business from concept to execution. Our guest Donna Miller shared some great tips on her different processes and how she has been able to grow her business for the past 20+ years.  A little bit about our guest: Donna is the founder of C3Workplace, Donna is a pioneer in the shared office arena. Combine that with a portfolio of services to help you with almost any administrative aspect of your business, we help you leverage your time so that you can focus on generating revenue.   Donna has inspired, coached and supported countless business owners, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. Her strategy for differentiating the business from its competition includes providing consistently superior service, creating win-win relationships between clients and colleagues, and going above & beyond the expectations of both clients and her staff.    


31 Jul 2019

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P3 #34 Donna Miller Fry

The Personal Playlist Podcast

Donna Miller Fry is heading west to become a superintendent in Manitoba, but she was the Assistant Director of Education for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District. Donna was the Provincial Lead for Leading Technology Enabled Learning and Teaching, with the Student Achievement Division of the Ontario Ministry of Education. In that role, she supported education leaders in using collaborative technologies to learn and share practice.  As well, she supported the Renewed Math Strategy in northern Ontario through the design and implementation of projects like the Math Leadership Network, and #notabookstudy with Dr. Cathy Fostnot and VoicEd Radio’s Stephen Hurley. Donna has over thirty years of experience in publicly-funded schools in Ontario as a teacher, administrative head, online instructor, alternative education teacher, vice-principal, and principal. She served as an Education Officer with the Curriculum, Assessment  & Policy Branch - eLearning Ontario. She presently hosts EdLine on voicEd Radio.


2 Jul 2019

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Episode 36: Donna Miller of Purse Power

Taking Care in Business

Women have the power – the purchasing power they need to drive impactful change.  It is a well known fact that women own a significant portion of the economy’s purchasing power. Donna Miller created Purse Power so women could easily find and support the organizations that support them. Purse Power is a women-owned, women-led organization, committed … Continue reading Episode 36: Donna Miller of Purse Power The post Episode 36: Donna Miller of Purse Power appeared first on Taking Care in Business.


24 Jan 2019

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Donna Miller Fry

I Wish I Knew EDU with Ramona Meharg

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, Ramona is talking to Donna Miller Fry @fryed about living and working in Newfoundland & Labrador & Northern Ontario, eLearning and the opportunities for connected Educators, leadership and how to inspire each student, each day.


8 Jan 2019