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6 Tips for Keeping Your Company Strong in an Economic Downturn

By Charissa Durst, Hardlines Design Company President and WPO Columbus II Chapter Member Can you turn a downturn into an upswing for business? WPO member Charissa Durst started her architecture firm, Hardlines Design Company, in 1990 just as the economy was starting to sputter into recession. Hardlines survived — and thrived. Eighteen years later, she … Continue reading 6 Tips for Keeping Your Company Strong in an Economic Downturn

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Exploring the Psychology Behind Return-to-Work

Key Takeaways Lengthy disability leaves may have more to do with how an employee is feeling mentally vs. physically. Both employers and employees should focus on nurturing the right “return to work” mindset. The appropriate motivation may help a returning employee feel more satisfied and productive. It’s no secret that disability costs can have a … Continue reading Exploring the Psychology Behind Return-to-Work

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WPO Member of the Moment: Jennifer D. Collins, CMP

Jennifer D. Collins, CMP President & CEO, JDC Events Industry: Events & Hospitality WPO Greater Baltimore Chapter WPO Member Since: 2012 Women Presidents’ Educational Organization Board Member How has being a WPO member helped your business? The WPO has expanded my network of successful, inspirational and talented women in every industry. When I need resources to assist … Continue reading WPO Member of the Moment: Jennifer D. Collins, CMP

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3 must-have traits for courageous leadership in a post-pandemic workplace

By Merilee A. Kern, Fast Company A wide-ranging cohort of CEOs and executives weigh in on what courageous leadership really means. While some contest, or outright refute, whether or not former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts,” it has power … Continue reading 3 must-have traits for courageous leadership in a post-pandemic workplace

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A call to action: What boards must do to help companies and CEOs cope with the Covid-19 crisis

By Deb Kemper and Kathryn Swintek, Managing Partners, Golden Seeds Funds Editor’s note: As businesses grapple with massive change, two of the Managing Partners of our Funds – experienced investors and board members of both public and private companies – shared their advice on the new and expanded role that boards must play. Anyone serving … Continue reading A call to action: What boards must do to help companies and CEOs cope with the Covid-19 crisis

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Responding to a crisis: The outlook for the COVID-19 economy

By Lizzie Lowe, Sheila Kulik, Caroline Bligh, and Julia O’Brien, Prudential In their Q2 2020 market outlooks, PGIM’s asset managers detail their expectations for an unprecedented recession. The precipitous and devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has left no doubt that global economies have entered an unprecedented recession. Investors are now left to ponder what’s … Continue reading Responding to a crisis: The outlook for the COVID-19 economy

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WPO Member of the Moment: Neely Powell

Neely Powell Founder & CEO, Charleston Shoe Company Industry: Fashion, retail, and accessories WPO Member-at-Large WPO Member Since: 2017 How has being a WPO member helped your business? Being a WPO Member has connected me with some of the smartest, most thoughtful and generous women. It’s such an incredible community of knowledge sharing, and the ability to bounce … Continue reading WPO Member of the Moment: Neely Powell

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Margery Kraus: “As a leader, every action you take is amplified”

By Phil LaDuke, Thrive Global I wish someone told me how difficult it is to raise money as a woman, even with a successful business. When I first tried to move forward on my management buyout, the investment banker involved was so condescending that aside from the negative remarks he made, he never took my interest … Continue reading Margery Kraus: “As a leader, every action you take is amplified”

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