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Kay Koplovitz

#IdeasDay Was Our Great Idea, Celebrate by Sharing Yours!

Chicago Ideas | Posted 02.11.2016 | Chicago
Chicago Ideas

Three years ago, Chicago Ideas had epiphany. With holidays for saints, parents, pizza and meteorologically-gifted groundhogs, somehow no one had dedic...

(VIDEO) Koplovitz on Infinite Possibilities of Worldwide Digital Access

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2016 | Business
Andy Plesser

A change of this magnitude will create the need for more programs, services, health care and other opportunities. Specifically, Koplovitz expects the delivery of health care services online will blossom.

It's Not About Checking the Box, Dick -- It's Just Good Business!

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

It's not good enough for Twitter CEO Dick Costolo to only have one woman on his board. One is too often a token. On a board of seven -- it should be at least two. No one wants to be a token, not even women seeking to serve on boards.

Company Culture Is Yours to Set, Consider it Wisely

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 10.07.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

It is important for all entrepreneurs to know that you have one chance to set the culture for your company, and it is at the very beginning.

8 Success Secrets From Female Leaders

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.31.2013 | Women

What does it mean to be a successful woman? For years, men have set the parameters of success, generally measuring it in terms of status or money -- t...

Own Your Voice: A Businesswoman's Most Effective Tool

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

"If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman." This tongue-in-cheek statement was spoken by the late "Iron Lady" Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and pioneer for women in politics.

The First Female CEO of a Television Network Offers a Springboard for Other Women

Natalie Pace | Posted 09.07.2013 | Small Business
Natalie Pace

Kay reveals the secret behind the success, including how she strategically positioned herself to be a network CEO, at a time when women were only getting offers to become the secretary.

Today Is the 40th Anniversary of Title IX: Let's Celebrate as It Propels Women to Leadership

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 09.02.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

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.

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

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

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 ...

We Need More Women in STEM: The Competition for Solutions Takes Flight

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Kay Koplovitz

Is it the lack of STEM-related role models for women? Is it that the human capital networks in the field are still heavily populated by men? Is it women's lack of commitment, or our lower tolerance for risk?

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

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 08.06.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Exposing leaders in industry and innovation to understand the great potential we have at our command today is critical to their mission to improve the human conditions for the 7.2 billion people on earth.

As for Innovation: My Bet Is on Women in STEM

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

The problem of women being left out of the innovation economy is real and the more we connect the dots, not just among entrepreneurs in these fields, but with academics, corporations, researchers and governments looking for public private partnerships, the more successful we will be.

Vision: How Do Women Leaders Communicate It?

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Common wisdom holds that any good leader must be a visionary: without vision, a company won't know where it is going or how to get there.

Women's Collaborative Leadership: Learning to Excel in the Workplace

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Unfortunately, even though the business leadership climate may be swaying toward a more collaborative atmosphere, there are those who wonder if collaboration is a sign of weakness.

Leadership Requires More Feminine Attributes

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

The female traits of collaboration, flexibility and nurturing are winning out in a world that is becoming increasingly more social, interdependent and transparent.

Entrepreneurship for Rural Women, Brought to You by Coca Cola

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 06.09.2013 | Impact
Kay Koplovitz

Women living in rural areas of Africa and India are getting a boost into entrepreneurship by Coca Cola's Mutar Kent teaming up with inventor Dean Kamen to distribute clean water distillers.

How Do I Find the Right Mentor?

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

We have seen a rise of discussion about mentorship in business circles of all kinds in recent years. Yet it seems that finding the right one is still challenging to many.

Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean In' Leadership Sets Tongues Wagging

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 05.19.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

This is a message I have been preaching to women for well over a decade, especially to women entrepreneurs.

I Believe in the Wisdom of Shared Experiences

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 04.02.2013 | College
Kay Koplovitz

As a student in the 1960s, I was fascinated by the turbulent world around us and also by what seemed to me to be a limitless world of opportunity.

I Agree With Richard Branson: "We Need More Women in the Boardroom"

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 12.02.2012 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Old habits die hard. For decades board members were chosen among the friends and colleagues of the CEO and others on the board. Since boards were comprised almost exclusively by men and in particular by other CEOs it is not surprising to find so few women.

Women on Corporate Boards in U.S. Lagging the Global Trends

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 09.19.2012 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

It's a fact that the number of women on corporate boards in the U.S. has been stalled at more or less 15 percent for most of the past decade. Little progress has been seen, and the question is why?

Singularity & Women@TheFrontier Kick Off Designing the Future

Renee Blodgett | Posted 10.07.2012 | Women
Renee Blodgett

The program "Designing the Future 2012", brought together some of today's female game-changers who are designing the future and disrupting the status quo.

Women & Augusta: The Long Drive From the First Tee to the Green Jacket

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 06.06.2012 | Sports
Kay Koplovitz

It's been a long drive since I first teed up women at Augusta. It's time for Ginny and others to don the coveted Green Jacket.

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS: Everyone Is Talking About Them but Who Is Doing Something to Create Them?

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Save up your spare change, folks, and go down to the nearest Starbucks store. We're about to engage in crowdfunding to get America moving again.

Spotters for Starter Uppers: Helping CEO's Make the Pitch

Angela Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

On one of the last sweltering days of summer in New York, a group of 21 eager entrepreneurs gathered for an all day boot camp on how to position their fledgling companies to attract investors.