Feedback: November 2020

by Matthew Fehling, Stephen Jordan, Doug Leventhal

Question: What is the top health & wellness benefit concern of your employees, and how are you addressing their needs? Matthew Fehling President and CEO Better Business Bureau Pacific Southwest Sector: Nonprofit   This year has been tough. We can’t control much of anything right now, but we can do our best to help our employees feel supported at work. We pivoted … [More]

Feedback: October 2020

by Lauren Bailey, Katherine Kemmeries Cecala, JP Martin, Ph.D., M.A. 

Question: As a former Women of Achievement honoree, you’ve been recognized for outstanding leadership. What do you feel are the most important leadership qualities for the times we are in now? Lauren Bailey  CEO and Co-Founder Upward Projects Sector: Restaurants Right now, it is more important than ever to have positivity, creativity and flexibility, but also grit. … [More]

Feedback: September 2020

by Monica Bailey, Michael H. Bill, Rebeca Lopez

Question: What are the most significant strengths of your company’s diversity and inclusion plan? Monica Bailey Chief People Officer GoDaddy Sector: Technology GoDaddy’s diversity and inclusion strategy is guided by a mix of research, collaboration with thought leaders, and feedback from our employees and our leaders. We partnered with Stanford’s Clayman Institute to … [More]

Feedback: August 2020

by Brad Brigham, Heather Clark, Teresa DiGiuseppe

Question: The COVID-19 pandemic has upended business-as-usual. How have you pivoted your business to meet the challenges and changed marketplace? Brad Brigham President Risk Assessment Group Sector: Human Resources Risk Assessment Group primarily serves Human Resources professionals who work directly with employees. We’ve always looked for ways to offer value to our … [More]

Feedback: July 2020

by Clarence McAllister, Charlene Tarver, Oye Waddell

Question: COVID-19 has brought to the fore a new concern about the future of office space. As stay-at-home mandates are lifted, how will your company approach its space needs? Clarence McAllister  Founder and CEO Fortis Sector: Construction Before COVID-19, we were considering selling our building and moving to a smaller office. We have since accelerated those … [More]

Feedback: June 2020

by James Goodnow, Erik Hoyer, Lauri Leadley

Question: Describe the most profound change the pandemic has caused you to make in your business operations in planning next steps for your business. James Goodnow CEO and Managing Partner Fennemore Craig Sector: Law As a law firm that’s been serving Arizona and the Mountain West for 135 years, Fennemore Craig has withstood the tests of both World Wars, the Great … [More]

Feedback: April/May 2020

by Carol May, Eric Miller, Amy Schwabenlender and Terri Shoemaker

Q: The coronavirus has brought emergency crisis response to the forefront of attention, and the business community has responded. What are some actions your company has taken? Carol May Chief Executive Officer Wisdom Natural Brands® Sector: Manufacturing Wisdom Natural Brands takes the COVID-19 national emergency seriously and has initiated a comprehensive policy to … [More]

Feedback: March 2020

by Ashleigh Bechtel, Jill Hamblen & Liz Scott

Q: What effect has a changed approach to risk had on your company? Ashleigh Bechtel President FireFly-HR Sector: Human Resources There is a high level of risk involved with being an entrepreneur, which can be exhilarating for some yet petrifying for others. Over the past 18 months, we have changed the way we look at risk within FireFly-HR. We dedicated time to … [More]

Feedback: February 2020

by Calvin Goetz, Debbie Hertle, Darlene Newsom, Rachel Sacco

What are you doing to nurture leadership within your organization? Calvin Goetz Founder and President Strategy Financial Group Sector: Finance In order to nurture leadership within our organization, I focus on creating systems and processes for each role within the firm. That way, each person has a clear understanding of their role and expectations, and their teammates … [More]

Feedback: January 2020

by Stephen Hartman, Domenick Montanile, Todd Ricotta

Innovations in partnerships is the power of business, whether it's cities innovating in how they connect to business or businesses forging ties within a community. What strategic partnership have you employed this past year that has propelled your business's growth? STEPHEN HARTMAN Head of Sales, Americas Telia Carrier Sector: Telecommunication Over the past few years, … [More]