Balancing Act: Women in business: Tips from the top

April 7, 2015 12:10 PM

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A chess player, Susana Robledo, 39, has used game strategy to build her $6 million curtain business. "You have to think of the end goal and stay focused," she said. She figured out in her 20s what life pieces she would sacrifice. When her friends were going to nightclubs, Robledo concentrated on hiring employees, luring customers and filling in for whoever called in sick. "It's not always easy, but you have to stay focused on the win," she said.

Women who want a role in re-engineering the culture of America's business world have a lot to learn from Robledo and other female leaders who were recognized last week by The Commonwealth Institute South Florida for running Florida's largest women-led businesses. Robledo plans to expand her business...

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