Welcome to Connect, the January 2012 eZine from
The Women's Yellow Pages of Greater Philadelphia

Online and Print: When it comes to promoting women in business, we wrote the book!

Celebrating 28 years of Connecting Women


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FROM THE DESK OF ELLEN FISHER, PUBLISHER, WOMEN'S YELLOW PAGES

Bonnie Neubauer, eZine editor, here. As most of you probably know, Ellen's dad, Samuel M. Fisher, CPA, passed away last week. He lived with Ellen and, because the Women's Yellow Pages office is also in her house, I had the good fortune and honor to get to know him over the last few years. When he needed something he would call our attic office and say, "It's your downstairs neighbor. I am wondering if you you can stop by for a minute." I will miss that, as well as meeting up with him in the kitchen where he dutifully did his daily physical therapy exercises.

Sam had a steel trap of a mind and was known for always asking poignant questions. He also had a knack for getting people to 'up their game' and aim high and go for their goals and dreams. The thing I will miss the most, however, is his optimism and the way he approached life with a smile and calm demeanor no matter what the circumstances.

Mr. Fisher was not just Ellen's father, he was also her mentor. On more than one occasion he confided in me how unbelievably proud he was of Ellen in terms of her parenting, business acumen, and especially her involvement in the community. As one who knows both of them, I have to say that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

I am pretty sure that Ellen's ability to tell a good story (that can magically include both a life lesson and a business lesson in the same tale) comes from her dad. One of his favorites is the story of how Temple University, his alma mater, was founded and funded. It's called Acres of Diamonds and is about how you can find whatever it is you are seeking right in your own back yard. Here is a link to an abridged version so you can enjoy it, too. http://rhenion.com/acres_of_diamonds.htm

Sam Fisher was an extremely brilliant business man who gave back to his community in hundreds of ways. Some of them are touched upon in this obituary that appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer: http://articles.philly.com/2011-12-31/news/30576837_1_love-canal-broomall-auditor. I hope you will take the time to read it and learn about the great man who raised Ellen and her four fantastic siblings. Yes, Ellen is one of five!

Ellen Fisher, Founder and Publisher, will return next month with a regular column.

efisher@philawyp.com


GET YOUR COPY OF THE 24th EDITION OF THE PRINT DIRECTORY!

The 24th edition of the print directory is full of hundreds of women-owned businesses and wonderful resources. Click on the photo of the cover and you will be taken to a list of locations where you can pick up your very own copy - for free. If you prefer to Go Green, the Yellow Pages website directory is totally up to date and available for searching 24/7.


MEET OUR WOMEN OF ACCOMPLISHMENT
The 16 outstanding women pictured on the cover of the print directory and on the home page of the online directory, are the 24th edition's Women of Accomplishment. They are at different stages of their careers, and work in diverse fields, but they all share the vital trait of being impassioned leaders. Click on the above link and you will be taken to profiles where you will read about their inspiring paths to success, discover their unique insights and perspectives, and learn some of their motivational leadership tips. These exceptional women embody the word accomplishment and it is our honor to present them to you.


FEATURED WOMEN'S YELLOW PAGES BUSINESS CATEGORIES
Being part of a network is all about doing business with each other. If you happen to be in the market for any of the following products or services, please contact these Women's Yellow Pages advertisers:

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Medical Services Meeting Rooms
Mentoring Midwives
Mortgage Lending Movers

Don't forget to tell her you found her in the Women's Yellow Pages!
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WOMEN'S BUSINESS CALENDAR:

Want to grow your business, meet new prospects, or expand your network?
Attend an event featured in the Women's Business Calendar.

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CONGRATS CORNER
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This feature will return in February 2012. Thanks for your patience.

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THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH

"Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be." ~Clementine Paddleford


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