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INSIDE OUT Project: The New Board: It Doesn't Hurt to Be Different

The Power of Tech Influence on the Corporate Board

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“If you didn’t have a digital strategy, you do now or you don’t survive,” said Guillermo Diaz Jr., chief executive officer at software firm Kloudspot, and a former chief information officer at Cisco Systems Inc. “You have to have a digital strategy and digital culture, and a board that thinks that way,” he said in an article for the Wall Street Journal.

Technology is not new for businesses. It’s been a standard for a minimum of two decades. But not everyone embraced it, understood it, or recogn…

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Are Boards Actually Limiting the Ultimate Success of Brands?

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Mid-and-large-sized companies often take heat for not being more agile in their ability to pivot or change directions when there are market shifts. Excuses like “too big” or “there are too many moving parts” or “they’re all the same” are regularly heard.

There’s truth in that and it could also be a result of the lack of diversity at the top—the board. As you know, when I talk about diversity, I am referencing more than just the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. I am also referencing the diversity o…

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The Power of Diversity is Being Amplified in the Market

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Diversity is a hot topic that is not going away…nor should it. It is going to become an expectation by consumers that your brand takes a stand and then follows it up with actions.

While many companies have claimed to be diverse, the reality is, for many, it has just been lip-service. Currently, 75% of the companies listed on Nasdaq do not meet this requirement.

On December 1, 2020, Nasdaq Inc. proposed a rule requiring that all companies listed on the Nasdaq exchange will have to publicly disc…

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Marketers on Corporate Boards: The Truth of the Impact

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Despite the consistently proven impact, qualified marketers are rarely invited to join corporate boards.

Ever since I started my business, I have always been on at least one board. When I went back to get my Executive MBA was the first time, I had stepped off all boards. It’s been a few years now and I wanted to start looking into getting involved with a board again, but this time I want to do something different. I want to challenge myself and expand my skillset. So, I started looking into for…

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Reflecting on the Wounds Caused by Racism in America

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I don’t know what to say.

I’m speechless.


Turn your profile picture and banner images black to show you support #BlackLivesMatter. If you don’t, then you’re against them—this makes my heart hurt. What happened to Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, makes my heart hurt.

Don't say "Black Lives Matter" because that is a corrupt political organization—it may be the name of an organization, but it's also true. Until black, native, and other minority lives matter, we are not truly "American".

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