Courageous Decisions: The Keys to Innovation, Growth & Great Leadership

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Jun 14, 2015 Comments Off on Courageous Decisions: The Keys to Innovation, Growth & Great Leadership

Online Webinar
Thursday, June 25, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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The difference between companies that feel the ‘safe’ place is the best place to be, and companies that are scaling leaps and bounds and embracing innovation as if it’s a part of their job – are courageous decisions makers. Too many folks still think business is a linear path to the next point. It’s not. It’s a series of starts and stops, of moves left and right, of the best kind of zig zags. In this webinar, Soraya Darabi (C'05) will provide multiple examples of the most courageous people in business and how their stories reshaped organizations we’ve come to know as household names – or how they’ve built empires on the back of their bravery. She will explain five practices that will help you build intrapreneurial cultures that challenge the status quo every single day thru innovation and improving customer value.

About the Presenter:
Soraya Darabi (C'05) is the co-founder of Zady, a mission-driven content and commerce brand described best as "The Whole Foods of Fashion." Zady creates and sells stylish, timeless, sustainably produced apparel and tells the story of each product, down to the raw materials.

Soraya began her career as Manager of Digital Partnerships and Social Media at The New York Times, where she kept her finger on the pulse of today's ever-changing digital landscape. While at The Times, she positioned the global news leader on social networks and established award winning campaigns. Following her tenure at The Times, she served as Product Lead for, an online collaboration service (acquired by Facebook). She went on to co-found the application Foodspotting, named by Apple and Wired Magazine as an “App of the Year” (acquired by Open Table).

Soraya has been featured on the cover of Fast Company Magazine's “Most Creative People in Business” issue and Brandweek’s "Digital” issue for her work in new media and entrepreneurship. She has sat on the digital board of General Electric, and is a newly appointed World Economic Forum "Young Global Leader."

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