What’s Up Down Under: Silicon Beach Showing Signs Of Growth (Part 1)

In the conference center of AON Corporation, in Sydney Australia, the atmosphere was electric. We were there along with 175 members of Sydney’s business, entrepreneur and government community to celebrate eight women who were being introduced into the Springboard global …

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2013 Empact Showcase – Youthful Entrepreneurs Propel Future of Our Economy

The future of our country depends on our constant innovation, our investment in research, education, infrastructure and people. It’s the emphasis on people that I want to call attention to now. I believe strongly in the power of human capital, …

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It’s Not About Checking The Box, Dick – It’s Just Good Business!

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has been under attack for putting forth a proposed board for the company’s IPO that is comprised of seven men. The fact that no women are being nominated probably shouldn’t be shocking since 49% of publicly …

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SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom Calls for National Task Force

The past decade has been one of off and on again dialogue regarding diversity in the corporate boardroom. There is plenty of evidence that a diversified boardroom leads to better corporate performance. At the SAIS Global Conference on Women in …

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Company Culture Is Yours to Set, Consider it Wisely

I learned my lesson about company culture at the Communications Satellite Corporation in my first corporate job after graduate school. I had written my Master’s Thesis on satellites and their potential impact on the communications business in 1968. Geosynchronous satellites …

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The ‘Women’ Effect: Women Have More Influence on Men’s Behavior Than Previously Thought, and It’s Changing Corporate America

Fairly early in my career in the ’80s as the founder and CEO of USA Networks, I would often be asked by journalists what it was like to be a CEO in the land of men. We were heavily in …

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TODAY IS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF TITLE IX: LET’S CELEBRATE AS IT PROPELS WOMEN TO LEADERSHIP

Today is a day to celebrate Title IX, the landmark legislation passed 40 years ago that gives women equal access to all fields of education. So many people recognize Title IX for what it has done for women in sports. …

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Ungrounded Unleashes Dynamic Innovation: Four Teams Top Competitors to Create STEM Solutions

It may have seemed like a wild idea when it was proposed a year ago, but the British Airways Ungrounded flight from San Francisco to London with over 100 innovators on board produced some remarkable results. Four broad challenges were …

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To Succeed in the 21st Century, Leaders Need to Apply ‘Exponential Thinking’

I just returned from Singularity University hosted by Jim Gianopulos, Chairman & CEO, Fox Filmed Entertainment at Fox Studios. Leading technologists and life science innovators such as Craig Venter, Founder, Chairman & CEO, JCV, and Dr. Dan Berry, Co-Chair Al …

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Stiletto Network: The Emerging Power of Women’s Human Capital

You can really capture the emerging power being wielded by women using their human capital networks in the world of business and power in Pamela Ryckman’s just released book: Stiletto Network: Inside the Women’s Power Circles That Are Changing the …

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Kay Koplovitz Founder of USA Network, and Chairman and CEO of Koplovitz & Co. LLC. Kay Koplovitz is the Founder of USA Network, a company launched in 1977, and later expanded to introduce the Sci-Fi Channel and USA Networks International.