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This social change agent wants you to ‘fail better’

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Kara Penn, MBA ’07, applies insights from ‘smart mistakes’ to her organizational work at Mission Spark, Hustle Fund, and The Listening Challenge.

Aug 17, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter The Bias Cut

This tech exec creates safe networking spaces for women

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Ascend Technologies’ Sharon Hopkins started a women’s networking group as an alternative to “macho” conference outings that made her uncomfortable.

Aug 10, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Data

6 trends in data and artificial intelligence

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Data leaders are focusing on customer experience analytics, external data, and using data to meet equity and inclusion goals.

Aug 9, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Leadership

How multicultural experience makes effective leaders

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Their ‘communication competence’ helps them influence and guide others toward shared goals. They also get better marks from the people they lead.

Jul 26, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter The Bias Cut

This CTO uses engineering skills to help women in STEM

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Dannielle Appelhans makes sure she’s a visible presence for women wanting a career in science and technology.

Jul 19, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Organizational Culture

How to lead a socially responsible organization

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From gun safety to voting rights to climate action, CEOs from Levi Strauss and Unilever describe how they decide which social issues to back, and why.

Jul 14, 2021
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Making connections to drive diversity in clean energy

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With Browning the Green Space, Kerry Bowie deploys a passion for streamlined efficiency to promote equity and inclusion in clean energy.

Jul 13, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Diversity

Tech firms lag behind their Black Lives Matter pledges

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A new report from diversity analytics company Blendoor spotlights the diversity, equity, and inclusion disparities in 240 tech companies.

Jun 22, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter The Bias Cut

How female leaders fight gender bias

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Insights on fighting gender bias and meeting career challenges head on, from the Ideas Made to Matter women’s leadership series, The Bias Cut.

Jun 14, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Diversity

Building an inclusive innovation economy

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In a new conversation series, leaders in entrepreneurship, education, and other fields propose ways that innovation economies can benefit everyone.

Jun 10, 2021
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