323 Virtual Showcase with Dona Edwards

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Show Summary: 

Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the phenomenal talks given by the participants in The Big Talk Academy as a part of our Virtual Showcase. This showcase is the culmination of their hard work as they cross the finish line to becoming certified speakers. 

These episodes give you a peek behind the curtain to witness the amazing Big Talks presented, and also give you exclusive access to my live feedback and direction I give to each speaker immediately following their performances.

This week’s episode features Dona Edwards and her talk, Reimagining Business School Can Bring Humanity Back to Corporate America.

Dona has worked in the legal field for over 20 years, most recently in-house at corporations as an Executive and Senior Counsel. She was responsible for driving the global intellectual property strategy including protecting and monetizing innovations, developing a legal department, managing litigations and providing general legal advice and counsel.

In her compelling and thought-provoking Big Talk, Dona discusses how there is a unique opportunity for business schools to make bold moves and step up to teach greater compassion to our future leaders. She shares how empathy facilitates inclusion, connection, belonging, and ultimately, humanity.

In this talk, she explores:

  • Her own challenging and isolating experience in corporate America and business school
  • Superficial changes being made in attempts for more diversity and inclusion, and what should actually change instead
  • The unique opportunities business schools have to shape our future leaders
  • The incredible value of empathy and how it can be taught

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/donaedwards/ 

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