I hope the start of 2023 has allowed everyone to make headway on their new initiatives and ideas. I can say that’s definitely true for those of us here at DSN—I am as excited about this issue as any we have ever done. We wanted to do something in honor of International Women’s Day happening this month, and that initial idea has grown and inspired us to do some of our best work in years.
In this expanded issue, you will meet 35 women—leading ladies if you will—who are shaping the channel’s present and future. We will also reacquaint you with some of the incredible women who built this channel’s success through hard work, innovation, grit and tenacity.
At some point, while we were putting this groundbreaking issue together, we looked around and realized that it isn’t just the channel that relies on the forward-thinking and imagination of women—DSN does too! From our leadership, the digital team, events, sales, print publication, podcasts and more—DSN is fiercely female (with a few good men in the mix)! Our small but mighty team, pictured here, is known internally as Team Awesome, and it’s a name they live up to daily.
I hope you enjoy this issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together. One of the most inspiring things about direct selling to me has always been the enormous opportunity it represents for women looking to build a vibrant, viable career on their own terms, in their own time and in whatever way works best for them. This issue is proof that the channel continues to live up to that promise.
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And we invite you to attend the Spring in-person events in April. The Annual Global Celebration & Awards is on April 18, and DSU April 19 and 20, in Frisco, Texas. Register and learn more at DSU2023.com.
We always strive to bring you the news and information you need. We’d love to hear about the stories and trends you would like to see us cover. Please share your thoughts at email@example.com.
All the best,
Patricia White | Publisher
From the March 2023 issue of Direct Selling News magazine.