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Do Women Owners Hit a $1 Million Ceiling?

By August 8, 2011December 20th, 2015No Comments

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Today’s post features Ginger Whitesell, marketing  and operations intern for The Whale Hunters and nonprofit entrepreneur.  Ginger is a senior at Arizona State University.  The Whale Hunters are pleased to sponsor the “Over Ten” campaign that Ginger conceived and carried out.  And thanks to all the leaders who contributed to the video collection!

A few months ago, I came across an article from the Daily Worth that outlined the value of “female” skills in the workplace. One link led to another, including Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s TED Talk and an older story from the Wall Street Journal. Finally, I arrived at another WSJ posting that discussed how women business owners hit a glass ceiling in generating annual revenues of over $1 million dollars. Rather than feeling disheartened, I became inspired to do what I could to change this trend, and “Over Ten” was born.

Over the course of the next two months, I recruited successful and passionate business
owners and executives to share their insights on how to proceed towards exponential revenue growth.

In a brief question-answer fashion, inspired leaders like CEO Tony Hsieh reflect via video on business growth in 30 to 60 seconds. Over Ten hopes to
demonstrate to women and business owners everywhere that significant business
growth is attainable.

As cofounder of a nonprofit, I consider myself an entrepreneur, and like all small business enthusiasts, I can’t wait to get my hands on anything that will propel me forward towards success. It is my profound hope that the Over Ten campaign will provide businessmen and women alike with the information they need to raise their annual revenues far beyond the $10 million mark!

Go to to view day one of this 5 day series. Be sure to follow the entire list of #OverTen contributors at