The Inspiration for Smart Women Partner & Grow Rich!

A Business Quote

“Smart Women Partner & Grow Rich!” is a quote I came up with years ago to inspire my female LinkedIn connections to forge collaborative marketing relationships with me. When I finally decided to build a website to showcase my women’s business initiative, the One Million Woman Link Up, I knew it was the perfect name for it.

Smart Women Partner & Grow Rich! was too long so I checked to see if the shortened name was available. Lucky for me it was.  I immediately purchased SmartWomenPartner.com and connected with WordPress coach Kim Beasley to bring to life a website that shined the full spotlight on the ingenious concept of the One Million Woman Link Up.


Website That Does Double Duty as Marketing Tool

SmartWomenPartner.com showcases women who are involved in the One Million Woman Link Up and the exciting collaborative components that the powerhouse women business initiative is centered around. It’s basically a marketing tool for them to use to get their female LinkedIn connections to join them in the movement.

A daily blog series will be weaved into SmartWomenPartner.com to document the growth of the One Million Woman Link Up and its milestones along with the women whose paths I cross along the way on LinkedIn to the one million woman mark.

Call to Action to Partner

Please get involved and partner with me to grow the One Million Woman Link Up. Together we can accomplish our personal marketing goals while helping other women thrive.


"Yesterday is a canceled check; Tomorrow is a promissory note; Today is the only cash you have, so spend it wisely!"

Jerrilynn B. Thomas, Women's Collaborative Marketing Expert

I landed online in the late ’90s when it was merely a series of bulletin boards and listservs with a dream to connect with like-mind women from across the globe while bringing in additional income for my family. It was a Godsend for me since I was extremely extroverted. Some of the same women I met at the start of my journey are still a part of my networking circle. 

Savvy Female Entrepreneur Led to the Launch of an Online Women’s Chamber of Commerce

My journey began with a newsletter, Savvy Female Entrepreneur and morphed into the Women’s News Bureau as I soaked up the knowledge shared by the wonderful women I met. I continued my journey by launching a women’s networking site, The Business Diva Network to keep up with the everchanging Internet which morphed into the International Virtual Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

Found My True Calling with Women Partner

The International Virtual Women’s Chamber of Commerce morphed into Women Partner to cement my dedication to helping women partner instead of merely selling to each other.  I really loved providing women who joined my organization with creative cross-marketing ideas based upon the type of business they had.  The names of my websites and ventures may have changed but my focus has always been the same — working with collaborative spirited women. 

Experimented with One Million Woman Link Up Years Ago

I tested the waters years ago with the One Million Woman Link Up by getting women to sign a pledge to engage in collaborative marketing activities in exchange for taking part in an online networking mixer. It was well received. It wasn’t until the Million Woman March that I decided to devote my full attention to creating a women’s business movement around LinkedIn with a special emphasis on the Shop Local movement.  It was so inspiring to see women come together on a local, national, and global level to impact change.

Creating a Shared Marketing Experience for the Offline & Online Women in Biz Community

One of the goals of the One Million Woman Link Up is ensuring that Main Street business and professional women are able to access the invaluable online marketing skills of local virtual business women to push their monthly marketing messages on LinkedIn, Twitter, G+, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc., in return for providing them with offline marketing exposure. To drive traffic to their websites, they can …

  • hand out info or gift bags;
  • give special events;
  • receive mentions in their press releases;
  • place a small sign on their counter;
  • have their special offers inserted in shopping bags;
  • etc. 

To help them keep things fresh year round, I am going to show them how to tie the concepts for their collaborative marketing campaigns to buzz-worthy business/PR holidays.

Cross-Market With Me

I am really looking forward to bringing the full One Million Woman Link Up concept to life. Please connect with me on LinkedIn and dive into the One Million Woman Link Up. There are so many ways we cross-market. To spark your creativity, review the info on the One Million Woman Link Up’s crowdsourcing campaign.

My Five to Thrive

I would love to partner with …

  • LinkedIn experts that give monthly webinars
  • Leaders of networking groups & professional business associations
  • Business coaches that give monthly webinars
  • Marketing consultants
  • Business image development consultants




"Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers and the thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who seek greatness within you even when you don't see it yourself."

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