Tag: leadership

Disability Rights Advocates Speak Out Against Candace Owens’ Harmful Comments On Disability Representation

In a recent episode of her podcast, Candace Owens, a conservative political commentator with a Youtube subscriber count of 1.4 million, expressed her views on disability representation in fashion campaigns. However, her remarks have generated a wave of outrage from members of the disabled community and their allies. Owens’ remarks around the SKIMS Adaptive Collection […]

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This 30 Under 30 Alum Is Helping Save Mileage With A Newly Unveiled Electric RV

Lightship’s L1 trailer in its collapsed mode. Lightship In 2020, San Francisco-based entrepreneur Ben Parker toiled away as a battery engineer at Tesla before getting wrapped up in a pet project: Electrifying food trucks, where he dreamed of ditching the noisy, exhaust-coughing generators that sat behind them. This quickly morphed into a broader idea to […]

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The Business School Whose Courses Compete With Netflix

“When students are at home, we consider our main competitor is not another business school, it’s … [+] Netflix. So our courses need to be as engaging as a Netflix show.” Delphine Manceau – Dean, NEOMA Business School JB Delerue To inform, educate and entertain. This extract of the BBC’s mission statement as defined by […]

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What Women Need Now: 5 Strategies For Women’s Success

Women’s achievement is important for women and critical for society and organizations. getty For many women, the experience of work is fraught with barriers, challenges and time poverty. Women struggle with finding work, stalled careers, lack of support and unequal pay. Of course providing equal access to opportunities for women is critical for them, but […]

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Gender Apartheid Against Women And Girls In Afghanistan

On March 6, 2023, Richard Bennett, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan, presented his report on the situation in Afghanistan stating that the situation of human rights in Afghanistan continued to deteriorate since his last report in 2022. As his report indicates, “in mid-November 2022, the authorities banned access […]

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Current Climate: The Young Entrepreneurs And Scientists Working To Save The Planet

This week’s Current Climate, which every Saturday brings you the latest news about the business of sustainability. Sign up to get it in your inbox every week. Alisha Fredriksson GUERIN BLASK FOR FORBES This week, Forbes launched its annual 30 Under 30 Europe list, and as always, there were lots of talented young people already […]

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Engaging enterprises with the climate crisis

Almost every large corporation is committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 but lacks a roadmap to get there, says John Sterman, professor of management at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, co-director of the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative, and leader of its Climate Pathways Project. Sterman and colleagues offer a suite of well-honed […]

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The Extraordinary Life And Legacy Of Judith Heumann: A Trailblazer For Disability Rights

It is with heavy hearts that we remember the life and legacy of Judith “Judy” Heumann (1947-2023), a champion for the rights of disabled people and widely known as “the mother” of disability rights. She was also known by many as a friend, mentor, and role model. Her dedication and unwavering commitment to the disability […]

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World Of Forbes: Stories Of Entrepreneurial Capitalism Across Our 45 International Editions

This story appears in the February/March 2023 issue of Forbes Magazine. Subscribe Across the planet, our 45 licensed editions span six continents, 27 languages and 14 time zones. They all share the same mission: celebrating entrepreneurial capitalism in all its forms. Luisa Ortega THE COCA-COLA COMPANY ANGOLA Coca-Cola recently installed a Luanda-based company to handle […]

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Daniel Hastings named American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics president-elect

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) announced Wednesday that MIT professor Daniel Hastings has been elected president-elect of the organization. Hastings, the associate dean of engineering for diversity, equity, and inclusion; head of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics; and the Cecil and Ida Green Education Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, will be […]

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Thirty-two exceptional MIT students selected as 2023 Burchard Scholars

The MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (MIT SHASS) is pleased to announce that 32 MIT undergraduate sophomores and juniors have been named as the 2023 Burchard Scholars. Elected by the Burchard Committee from a large pool of impressive applicants, all students chosen for the program have demonstrated excellence and engagement in the […]

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Jupneet Singh: Finding purpose through service

As a first-year U.S. Air Force cadet in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), Jupneet Singh never imagined she would rise to the rank of wing commander by the end of her MIT career. She approached her first year as a trial period without many expectations, but the close-knit community and inspiring leadership compelled her […]

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Emma Chamberlain’s Brand Chamberlain Coffee Expands With New Product Category: Tea Bags

Emma Chamberlain, founder of Chamberlain Coffee, launches teabags, Photo Credit: Courtesy of … [+] Chamberlain Coffee Photo Credit: Courtesy of Chamberlain Coffee Coffee is more than a product. It’s a ritual and a way to cultivate connections with people. This is the ethos and vibe that’s deeply ingrained in Emma Chamberlain’s wildly popular coffee brand, […]

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Preparing students for the new nuclear

As nuclear power has gained greater recognition as a zero-emission energy source, the MIT Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) program has taken notice. Two years ago, LGO began a collaboration with MIT’s Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) as a way to showcase the vital contribution of both business savvy and scientific rigor that […]

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In visit to MIT, FedEx founder Frederick Smith shares thoughts on innovation

On Jan. 26, the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL) hosted FedEx founder and executive chair Frederick W. Smith for an intimate, one-on-one conversation with Yossi Sheffi, director of CTL and professor of civil and environmental engineering. Their talk, titled “50 Years of Delivering Innovation,” centered on the evolution of the supply chain and […]

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Buy American Trade Plan Could Backfire On U.S. Businesses

Shipping containers in the Port of Los Angeles. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) Getty Images In his recent State of the Union speech address, President Joe Biden showcased “Buy American” trade policies that he said would be good for U.S. workers and the economy. Many economists, trade analysts and members of the business community counter […]

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This Filmmaker Fought U.S. Consulates To Save Jews From The Nazis

Jewish refugees from Germany, refused admission to Cuba and the United States, are shown waving … [+] goodbye to friends and relatives as the German Liner St. Louis, prepared to leave Havana harbor in 1939. Bettmann Archive Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire, according to the Talmud. If this is true, Carl Laemmle […]

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Three Attributes Of A Great Super Bowl Ad

Colorful assortment of M&Ms. (Photo by John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images) LightRocket via Getty Images After reading lists of Super Bowl ad “hits and misses,” it’s apparent that many represent an individual’s point of view regarding what ads they liked and why. From a marketing perspective, it’s important to distinguish between an individual’s personal opinion […]

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Innovation without Ego

From Elon Musk to Mark Zuckerberg, the titans of tech today have more notoriety than movie stars of yore and, often, the egos to match. But at what point does idolatry—within the culture of tech and beyond it—and internal self-regard get in the way of progress rather than bolster it? This was the subject of […]

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New Leadership Team At Dufry Will Shape $6.7 Billion Merged Entity With Autogrill

Dufry has a new global executive committee. Dufry Dufry, the world’s biggest airport retailer, has shaken up its global executive committee (GEC), as the company prepares its growth strategy for the merged business with Autogrill, the global travel food business based in Italy. The deal was originally announced last summer. The new organizational structure for […]

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The Great Reshuffle

The Great Resignation, the Great Layoffs, the quiet firings, the quiet hirings, the quiet quitting. Call the current work environment what you will, but at its core, what we’ve got is a Great Reshuffle, where how we work and get compensated may change forever. What Just Happened?  Around 4 million Americans – or 2.6% of […]

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Elon Musk Announces Ad Revenue Sharing For Creators On Twitter

Elon Musk Twitter account private page seen on Mobile with Elon Musk in the background on screen. On … [+] 2 February 2023 in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo Illustration by Jonathan Raa/NurPhoto via Getty Images) NurPhoto via Getty Images Twitter will begin to share ad revenue with users, according to a tweet from CEO Elon Musk […]

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How to Fortify Your Cyber Strategy in the Wake of the T-Mobile Hack

We are one month into 2023, and another major cyberattack has occurred. This time 37 million T-Mobile customers were impacted by a “bad actor” who gained access to personal data, including names, addresses, emails, phone numbers, and more. The hack occurred in November, and T-Mobile hired an external cybersecurity team to investigate. The company now […]

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Matthew Notowidigdo appointed co-scientific director of J-PAL North America

J-PAL North America has announced that Matthew “Matt” Notowidigdo ’03, MEng ’04, PhD ’10, professor of economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is joining Amy Finkelstein as co-scientific director of the organization, replacing Lawrence “Larry” Katz.  Katz is stepping down after nearly 10 years of supporting the growth and development of […]

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