Category Archives: Diversity

Kristi Faulkner: Promoting Gender Equality with Consumer Awareness

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Many of us were moved by the 2017 Audi Super Bowl commercial featuring a girl racing a boxcar, while the inspiring voice over touted the company’s commitment to gender equality. But as a consumer, how would you know whether the company really supports women’s empowerment? Where could you go to find out about their policies around family leave or how many women serve on the board?

Veteran creative director Kristi Faulkner teamed up with journalist Amy Cross to design the Gender Fair mark,

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Natalie Franke: Empowering the Creative Community to Rise Together

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There may not be anything wrong with a little healthy competition, but at the end of day, human beings are social creatures with a need to connect and build community. Natalie Franke is on a mission to transform the way creative entrepreneurs see each other, moving away from a model of rivalry and opposition to one of collaboration for the common good.

Raised by a single mother, Natalie Franke started photographing weddings in high school to earn supplemental income.

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Caryn Kopp: Chief Door Opener

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Very rarely does a sale simply fall into your lap. Sales is a process that requires patience, time and follow-up as you build long-term relationships with prospects. And if your company protects those relationships, you will be rewarded with a predictable pipeline moving forward.

Caryn Kopp is the Chief Door Opener at Kopp Consulting, known for helping her clients secure initial meetings with high-level decision-makers at top-tier companies like Pfizer, GE, Merck,

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Judy Hoberman: Selling in a S.K.I.R.T.

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“Women want to be treated equally, not identically.”

There is no shame in doing things #LikeAGirl, and Judy Hoberman’s tagline sums up that sentiment quite well. Of course, women want the same opportunities as their male counterparts, but we do things differently—and that’s an asset, not a liability.

Hoberman has designed a series of workshops, seminars and coaching programs that put a positive spin on sales. With 30-plus years in the industry,

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Jill Cruse: Using Travel to Serve Diverse Communities

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We all do a certain amount of code switching, acting and speaking the way we’re ‘supposed to’ for the sake of others, as opposed to truly being ourselves. And though we may understand the benefits of a ‘to thine own self be true’ philosophy, it is easier said than done in a world where your authentic self may or may not be accepted. Today’s guest has spent her career providing a safe space where lesbians have the freedom to be out and authentic as they vacation in locales all over the world.

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