Groupon Celebrates Women’s History MonthBy: Chris Crum - March 7, 2014
Groupon has partnered with Barbara Corcora – a businesswoman, investor, speaker, consultant, syndicated columnist, author and TV personality – to celebrate women-led businesses in the U.S. for Women’s History Month.
For the first time, Groupon will feature a set of deals from women-led businesses, which customers can support by purchasing.
“Women are a powerful force behind the success of one of the top e-commerce companies in the world,” said Corcoran, “And as a self-made entrepreneur myself, I’m happy to partner with Groupon to help make even more local businesses a success.”
Groupon is also holding a contest through March 19, in which women business owners and leaders can submit their best business advice for fellow entrepreneurs. Corcoran will pick one person to win a trip for two to New York City for two days and a private consultation with her.
Groupon is also encouraging people to share their advice on social media using the hashtag #grpnwomen. This is for a chance to win an autographed copy of Barbara Corcoran’s latest book, “Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business.”
Groupon CEO Eric Lefkofsky said, “Not only are 70 percent of Groupon customers women, but a majority of the merchants on the website are women-led businesses. There is no better way to celebrate those merchants and Women’s History Month than to partner with one of the top female entrepreneurs today, Barbara Corcoran.”
More details about the contest here.
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