If you can guess from the title, we would all like to forget 2020, but that doesn’t mean Julie Roehm didn’t use it to her advantage. She is the Chief Marketing and Experience Officer at Party City and she talked about how the party must go on despite last year’s challenges and the opportunities they might never have taken advantage of if it wasn’t for the pandemic. Hear how Party City “made joy easy”, how the retailer uses non-traditional channels to get its message out, and what marketing might look like in a post-pandemic world.

Julie was featured in a…


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Life is easier when we adjust our perspective. When the pandemic first started, our two grown sons and their girlfriends came to live with us in our new empty-nester house. The house felt very crowded and things like the messy mudroom and kitchen, the constantly full and running dishwasher, and the never-ending meal planning became tiresome and annoying.

Then everyone left and the house was quiet and clean again. Two returned to college and the other two drove cross-country for a road trip while they worked remotely. Life felt almost normal again — but I noticed that the house was…


Susan Schoenfeld — CEO of Wealth Legacy Advisors LLC, collaborated on an important topic with Brett Dearing of Cerity Partners. Their co-authored article, Embracing Diversity and Inclusion: Acquiring the Best Talent for Good Business was published in the March 2021 issue of Trust & Estates magazine’s Family Business Report.

Susan is a public speaker and thought partner to families of wealth and their advisors, which is why her insights in this article are extremely interesting.

“Now that 2020 is in our rear-view mirror, we can think about it with the benefit of hind- sight, if only just. Of course, we’ll…


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I was struck by an article in the British press last week, which may not yet have been reported elsewhere, that loan spreads for coal projects have increased substantially over the past ten years. A study released by the Oxford Sustainable Finance Program at the University of Oxford† found that the spreads required by lenders for such projects have risen by 54% over the period, because of the perceived risk that such fossil fuel projects now run counter to government climate policies and are in danger of becoming stranded assets.


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Digitizing the entire supply chain — from pattern making to last mile — using predictive analytics and the Voice of the Customer is no longer science fiction.

I encourage health system CEOs and board members to read this article in Forbes magazine. It is beautiful in its simplicity. It’s draws you to the airline industry and the absurdity it would be for the industry if it was not digitized. Specifically, imagine if Delta could not located their planes or it they could not predict how many seats were sold. Or worse, imagine if they couldn’t connect to air traffic control…


Niven Al- Khoury
Niven Al- Khoury
Niven Al-Khoury

Niven Al-Khoury, General Manager General Medicines KSA & Gulf MCO for Sanofi, attended a conference in Brazil, along with 300 other experts from all over Latin America. Named CEO for the Canadian unity of the pharmaceutical giant in the year 2015, this executive’s career includes periods employed at several countries, by several companies, including Johnson & Johnson. Niven was featured in an article by Forbes Brazil to discuss the same.

Having studied Montréal University in Canada, Niven claims to have chosen her undergraduate degree because of her passion for science and how she is able to impact on peoples’ lives…


Do you ever doubt yourself?
Does a voice in your head tell you,

“Don’t bother applying — you don’t have the right experience. Someone will challenge my impact,”

and so on….

Join in live on Thursday, April 29 at 6 pm ET on Clubhouse @https://lnkd.in/dG2b2A9 as we talk with women+ on recognizing the limiting beliefs buried in this self-sabotaging behavior and share how to shift to thriving. Conversation focus is for women+ with men+ welcome.

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I was featured on ABC to CEO’s podcast that aims to inspire and encourage young women to become leaders and CEOs. I share advice on the experience and skills needed for success.

What’s the number one thing that board director and Former Fortune 100 Division President & CEO Maryann Bruce believes determines if a woman lands in the C-Suite?

P&L responsibility.

“If you really want to be a CEO at some point in your career, you have to have P&L responsibility. Profit and Loss experience can happen because you run a department, a division, or a whole company — but…


Every Renaissance needs a Medici. In The Great Advertising Renaissance, it will have to be you. Why you? Because the power of the purse is undeniable. Because the power to say yes or no is the power that matters. And presumably, you’re the most committed to getting a proper return on your massive investment.


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After a 20 year in corporate finance — including two CFO stints — I converted to HR. Even after 10 years in the Talent arena the #1 question I get is “how did you make that unusual choice?” The underlying assumption is that there is little connection between the goals and capabilities of an exec in those two functions. I disagree. Here’s why:

Progressive companies establish goals to deliver on the expectations of multiple stakeholders (see Business Roundtable’s updated Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation, signed by 200+ corporate CEOs.) While this Statement is an expansion from the historical…

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