Betsy DeVos is a Powerful Woman on the Rise

Betsy was nominated and later confirmed as the United States Sectary of Education in the Donald Trump administration in February 2017. It is her passion and dedication to the education system that got her nominated.

In her first few days of taking office, Betsy DeVos has managed to make great changes to the education sector. First, she signed the draft order that was given by President Donald Trump on the Transgender rights. The draft bill is seeking to reverse the transgender bill passed by former President Barack Obama. The bill offered protection to the transgender students and allowed them to use any of the bathrooms. It is not clear the motivation behind the reversal of the law. But, one thing is clear, transgender students will be subject to bullying.

The second significant change is allowing the financial lenders to charge hefty penalties to students who default in payment. This move can result in two things: there will be enough finances for students who can’t cater for their studies and the students may drop out for fear of the loans. Either way; the order from the President and the Secretary of Education will affect the education system significantly. One can only hope it is a move towards the right direction. Read more news on LA Times.

Philanthropic work

In a report released to the public, Betsy DeVos and her husband Dick have contributed $139 million to different organizations. Most of their contributions have been done through their foundation- Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation. Through the Foundation, the couple has contributed millions to hospitals, Christian schools, art organizations, and Evangelical missions.

She has her husband also provided financial support to a center that will teach managers and the directors how to manage and fundraise for their institutions. In 2009, the couple founded the ArtPrize which is an international art competition.

Betsy and Dick DeVos established an annual scholarship program that will support students earning Bachelor of Business Administration or the Master of Business Administration at the Northwood University.

Read her interview with Philantrophy Table.

Political involvement

She has been actively involved in politics since 1982. Betsy has served the Michigan Republican Party as a delegate for 16 consecutive terms. She also served as the Republican National Committeewoman for Michigan from 1992 to 1997. Between 1996 and 2000 Betsy was the chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party. She resigned from the position in 2000 but was later reelected in 2003.

Business Career

She was the chairwoman of the Windquest Group, founded in 1989. The group invests in technology, clean energy, and manufacturing.

Betsy and her husband have also produced a Broadway play in 2012. The play ran for three weeks and closed in December 2012.

Together with her husband, they are the principal investors of the Neurocore which is a group of brain performance centers. They also serve as board members.

SECURUS TECHNOLOGIES EMERGES THE BEST IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY TECHNOLOGY

The news posted revealed that Securus Technologies Company pointed out that it was on course to publicly challenge its competitor: Global Telephone Link (GTL). Securus is a company that deals in provision of different solutions to criminal justice technology, investigations, monitoring and correction and public safety. The company is based in Texas and its goal is to maintain the safety of the residents within the country.

 

 

The basis of competition in this case relied on who has the best and modern calling platform, efficient capital and funds to run the company and the required customer care services. Securus Technologies suggested that for everyone to be treated fairly on the bases of merit a judge should be present to evaluate who was fit for the job. Moreover, they emphasized on the fact that they had some experience in the industry and that they had invested immensely. Securus continued to criticize GTL saying that the storage and processing systems were not centralized, less efficient and that their customer service was very poor making most of the customers to shift to Securus.

 

 

Securus on the other hand has lots of qualified customer care personnel unlike for the Global telephone link company who hire employees who do not have the qualities to handle the customers. In addition, when it comes to call centers Securus owns a calling center platform which serves its customers with efficiency. They are also able to distribute their services at an affordable rate at a very short time unlike its competitor who still uses the older platforms. In this case, GTL ought to step aside for Securus since it has all it takes to deliver better and quality services to the people because of the advanced technologies, qualified personnel and the calling platforms. Securus says that the customers who came from GTL prefer being part of Securus because of their excellent performance.

 

 

Jack Of Many Trades Arthur Becker

Arthur Becker is a renown entrepreneur, former CEO of Zinio, LLC and NaviSite, former senior advisor of Vera Wang fashion company, and current Manager of real estate and biotech investment firm Madison Partners, LLC. His experiences in all these businesses have led him to be a leader in the entrepreneur world and an idol for those new to entrepreneurship to look up to.

Combining a child-like curiosity and interest with a healthy faith in his own abilities, Arthur Becker has been able to do things like found Madison Partners, LLC. The idea for his company came simply out of a fascination for new technology, combined with real estate investments he had made in New York City and Miami, Florida. Becker says that by coordinating with talented individuals who he respects is what makes him most effective. That, and his fascination for whatever interest he partakes in.

When asked by the NY Daily News what habit makes him such a productive entrepreneur, Becker responded by again pointing to the utility of a strong business partner relationship. In addition, he mentioned that the balance of passion and critical thinking must be monitored to achieve success. This balance can only be attained through numerous failures Becker notes, all of which he proudly wears as badges of wisdom.

Arthur Becker has one interesting piece of advice that he doesn’t often give: “Talent is the key to success”. Becker strongly believes that the identification of talent, making use of that talent, and then stepping back from it, is precisely the strategy that will grow a business, which is why he implements it himself and recommends it to others.

Becker’s current projects include the completion of a series of New York City town houses on Sullivan St. https://therealdeal.com/2016/08/30/tech-mogul-arthur-becker-gets-trio-of-townhouses-for-stake-in-soho-project/, and organizing the preparations for building a small luxury condominium residential in Tribeca, New York City.