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About Tracy Higginbotham

Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham is the Founder and President of Women TIES, LLC (Women Together Inspiring Entrepreneurial Success) a company specializing in promoting, publicizing and uniting women entrepreneurs and their companies online and in-person in order to cultivate strong economic relationships to advance their companies and eradicate pay inequality.

In 1995, Tracy created her first company – Five Star Events – an events management company she ran for 15 years.  In 2005, Tracy embraced her passion for supporting other women entrepreneurs and established her second company, Women TIES, LLC, to create a stronger geographic buying network for women business owners across New York.

In 2011, Tracy created a division of Women TIES called the “Women’s Athletic Network” which promotes athletic events for women entrepreneurs to participate in, train for or support as spectators. In 2017, Higginbotham also created a “Women’s Rights Equality Division” to Women TIES to unite women who are interested in being more involved with equality issues for women.

From 2017-2018, Tracy was contracted by 261 Fearless, Inc., a global running organization started by running icon Kathrine Switzer, to help them grow across North America in the position of  261 Fearless North America Leader.  She transitioned from that position into Head of Club Promotional Outreach in North America. Higginbotham’s passion for helping global women increased during this time.

Higginbotham is a 1986 graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and postgraduate studies in Business Management.

Tracy’s dedication to supporting women entrepreneurship was recognized by the Small Business Administration twice – once in 2005 and again in 2011 when she received the Region II “Women-Owned Business Champion Award.” The Women Business Champion award is given to someone for their significant contributions as an outstanding small business person and for dedicated support of small business.

Higginbotham has received numerous awards including the 2015 WCNY “Women Who Make America Award,” 2013 Zonta Crystal Ball Award, Women in Business Award, 25 Women in Leadership Award, the Girl Scouts “The 100” who Inspire Girls to Achieve and Lead, 40 Under 40 Award, and the SUNY Oswego Alumni Association Community Service Award.

Higginbotham is an Advisory Board Member of the State University of New York at Oswego School of Business and Board Member of the Upstate Women’s Business Center in Utica.

She was the columnist of the Syracuse Post Standard’s “Ask the Entrepreneur” column for 11 years from 2001-2012. She has produced an inspirational e-newsletter for women entrepreneurs from 2005 to 2019. She is also the Past Chairwoman of the 40 Below Emerging Entrepreneurs Program; and Past Public Relations Co-Chair of the Women’s Fund of New York.

Higginbotham is also a published author of “Under the Rose-Colored Hat” and published writer whose inspirational short stories and articles appear in several national publications and books, including the 2009 “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms” and the 2019 “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Running for Good.”

4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 6, 2009 9:07 pm

    I like your stand on beauty and its underlying esteem-boosting sort of effects especially within a women community. Girl Style should also be functional

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  2. April 6, 2009 9:09 pm

    Try googling Girlsforum that is a .com site and you’ll see how similar your blog’s thinking style is with the aforementioned forum. GO check it out. It’s awesome and the women community and the girl style the forum has is so similar with yours!

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    • April 7, 2009 10:53 pm

      Really neat website. Thank you for signing on and telling me about it. How long have you had the site or business?

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      • March 25, 2012 3:23 am

        Hello Ms. Tracy Higginbotham,

        I am not sure if you are the one who wrote the wonderful story “A Golden Glow,” from the Chicken Soup for the Soul series or not. The story, however, touched my heart and soothed my soul in a positive way.

        I would love to read your comment.

        Best wishes,
        Hamza Balol
        Saudi Arabia

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