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The Courage to Innovate: Unlocking the Skills for Fresh Thinking

We are being asked every day to become more “entrepreneurial” in how we shape our organizations, businesses, teams and products. Whether you are from a small organization seeking that competitive edge, a large and cumbersome organization looking for a better way to do business or an entrepreneur embarking on a new venture … it takes courage … courage to lead … courage to risk … and most importantly, courage to innovate. Your survival depends on your ability to make fresh thinking happen on a daily basis in every nook and cranny of your workplace. Leadership expert Cindy Solomon will explore the barriers that hold businesses back and the secrets/skills for courageous innovation. This provocative session will feature a mix of entrepreneurs and corporate leaders to share their best practices and lessons learned for innovating within their organizations, teams and their own careers. Participants will leave with a renewed spirit of innovation and understand the skills required to work more courageously.

THOUGHT LEADER: Cindy Solomon, speaker, thought leader & author, Creating a Culture of Courage


Chandini Portteus, president & CEO, LIVESTRONG Foundation
Ingrid Vanderveldt, founder & CEO, Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 (EBW2020)
Jamie Warder, president, USAA Federal Savings Bank

HOST: Trynka Shineman, president, Vistaprint