Many diversity targets are arbitrary and immature in their thinking because hiring managers don’t know what it means to hire for diversity beyond just knowing it’s a buzz word. LAUNCH! introduces the 3 lenses through which to look for talent as well as their novel, self developed Social Responsibility Maturity Hiring Model.
Our implicit biases are highly dependent on the roles we play in society. When in a higher leadership position, the greater the impact such implicit biases will have. What Dr. Rev Bryan Marks is challenging everyone to do, is to take those thoughts off auto-pilot because you may unconsciously be disadvantaging a job candidate, co-worker, or employee in the context of your role. Learn steps on how to overcome these biases and become a better leader.
Striving leaders who are looking to get their startup going or move up the ranks in their organization struggle with frustrations such as rejection, failure, and getting stuck. It’s important that they stay empowered so they can continue to positively lead and impact this world with their contributions. In this podcast episode, Rebecca Bennett and Dr. Mark Leonard help to find ways for professionals to move past failure and plateaus through productivity tools, mindset changes, and character tweaks.
As an entrepreneur not only do you have to understand your customer, your industry, and how you can competitively fit into the picture, but you also must understand investors and what they are looking for.
In this episode, investor and venture fund manager, Marcia Dawood, shares valuable insights about being on the other side of the table from the entrepreneurs. Learn about capital investing in entrepreneurs, what it’s like being an investor, what VCs and angels are looking for in a business, what are some of the current issues and challenges in the investor world, and how the landscape is opening up for women.
The two most common mistakes that businesses make is that they pick a market that is too big and they don’t have the means to market or compete in that territory, or they pick a market that is too small to be profitable. Selecting your market will be a key component to your strategy, and what we will go over here.
Relationships are the key to a healthy sustaining business. Learn what skills and tips we can use to improve our interpersonal communication.
Many people are in love with the idea of entrepreneurship, but the reality can be quite different. Our interview with entrepreneur Kyle Herron brings to light what’s critical to have in an entrepreneurial journey that will help make or break you.
Jenny Leung, the founder of Bellanove, shares with us her journey from starting in the corporate world to attending a few pivotal entrepreneur programs that changed her life. She is now the successful owner of her own business with a social responsibility objective as so many millennials are doing today. In this episode, we open up about battling gender issues when trying to break out as a woman entrepreneur, why we should dismiss our preconceived notions when we travel to new places, how growing up in an immigrant family can be influential, and the risks it takes to launch.