Celebrate Women’s Impact on the Economy and Social Good This Week in Silicon Valley

This is a great week to be in San Francisco and Silicon Valley to celebrate the impressive impact women are having on technology, the economy and the social impact these elements bring to the lives of others. You can join …

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Money Talks – Women’s Buying Power Starts to Reflect in the Boardroom

The Corporate Women Directors International (CWDI) study, regarding the percentage of women-held board seats in retail and consumer products companies, was released this week and brought a bit of good news for the cause of parity on corporate boards. This …

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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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Funds are gearing up for General Solicitation of Accredited Investors. Are you ready?

There is so much excitement in the air about finally implementing Title II of the JOBS Act, permitting general solicitation of accredited investors. You can just hear the engines starting up now. Venture funds, private equity funds, even hedge funds …

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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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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.