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.
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.
- Greg Huang, Business Editor, Boston Globe
- Brian Gottesman, VP Monetization, FlipBoard, Amazon, Chucklehead
- Cinthia Beccacece Satornino, PhD, Marketing Management Strategy and Research
- Moderated by Brent Smith, Professor and Chair, Department of Marketing Communication
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.
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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.
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.
- Sabrina Horn, CEO, Horn Strategy LLC, Author of Make It, Don't Fake It: Leading with Authenticity for Real Business Success
- Nuna Charafeddine, Director of Operations, Three Uncanny Four, JV w/ Sony Music
- Danielle Bias, Director of Communications, Whitney Museum
- Moderated by Lu Ann Reeb, Assistant Dean, School of the Arts, Director, Entrepreneurial Studies and Business Studies