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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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The Art of the Pivot: Olga Sagan, Piroshky Piroshky

By Rod Kurtz, American Express When COVID-19 shuttered her chain of bakeries and delivery wasn’t cutting it, Olga Sagan decided to get creative. Guess what? Business is way up. In normal times, Piroshky Piroshky has a literal line out the door of its flagship location at Seattle’s famed Pike Place Market. In normal times, that kind of demand would … Continue reading The Art of the Pivot: Olga Sagan, Piroshky Piroshky

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Tend And Befriend: How Women May Respond Differently To The Stress Of The Pandemic

By Elizabeth MacBride, Forbes In 2000, Harvard researchers published an influential paper suggesting women respond differently to stress than men. Instead of “fight or flight,” it’s “tend and befriend.” Like so much research, it turns out that most of the data that has been used to frame the “fight or flight” idea was based on … Continue reading Tend And Befriend: How Women May Respond Differently To The Stress Of The Pandemic

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Hello Alice’s Director of Strategic Initiatives Shares How Founders Can Pivot Their Business In Times of Uncertainty

Hello Alice Blog Many founders are pivoting their business in response to the impacts of the coronavirus. Here’s how Hello Alice pivoted theirs. With the coronavirus affecting most aspects of our daily lives, it’s no surprise that it’s also impacting businesses in a big way. Many founders are pivoting their businesses to reflect the current … Continue reading Hello Alice’s Director of Strategic Initiatives Shares How Founders Can Pivot Their Business In Times of Uncertainty

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7 Ways to Handle Investment Volatility

Ira Hellman, Prudential Key Takeaways • Don’t let emotions rule your decisions. • Stay invested (and diversified) for the eventual rebounds. • A financial professional can put the headlines in perspective. The coronavirus-infected stock market has left investors everywhere feeling anxious and uncertain. Here are seven things to consider: 1. Bulls are usually stronger than … Continue reading 7 Ways to Handle Investment Volatility

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