Rethinking Consumer Engagement: Leading with Empathy, Equity and Integrity

Emerson's Department of Marketing Communication presents a four-part speaker series exploring a new climate in the business community—one that emphasizes empathy, equity, and integrity over adversity and conflict. Each week, audience members will learn from industry experts, as they discuss how to redefine leadership and engagement in order to do better business, and build a better future.


Headshots of Brian Gottesman, Greg Huang, and Cinthia Satornino

Reset Buttons: How Today's Consumers Are Showing Us What Really Matters

February 24, 2021, 11:00 a.m. EST

Join us for a timely discussion between experts in technology, media, marketing, and other fields as they interpret how today's consumers are (re)setting their priorities about what matters.

Special Guests:

Register Here

Headshot of Jay Francis

A Conversation with Jay Francis, VP – Current Series & Diversity, Walt Disney Company

March 3, 2021, 12:00 p.m. EST

A conversation with Jay Francis that will address the role of the arts in creating a more equitable society, and the importance of diversifying leadership across the creative enterprise. Interview by Kristin Lieb, Associate Professor, Marketing Communication.

Registration Info to Come

Past Events

Headshot of Tim Gunn

A Conversation with Tim Gunn

February 9, 2021, 12:30 p.m. EST

In an exclusive 1-on-1 interview, Tim Gunn will share his life journey, and take the audience through the long-lasting positive impact of kindness, honesty, empathy, and mentorship in an otherwise cutthroat industry. Interview by Sharon Tolpin Topper, Department of Marketing Communication.

Headshots of Sabrina Horn, Danielle Bias, and Nuna Charafeddine (from top to bottom)

Women in Business Leadership

February 17, 2021, 3:00 p.m. EST

With history being made at the White House, this panel discussion will feature women in leadership who have paved the way from tech PR to media and the arts. Through their own perspectives, they will discuss the challenges that still face women, and emphasize the necessity of having women in leadership roles for creating a more equitable society.

Special Guests: