We had Monday off so I’m paying for that now! But I did enjoy the day off, so as they say on Billions,

This week’s What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Leaders doesn’t have a theme, or does it? Tell me if you pick up a pattern!

  • This article by Adam Bryant on LinkedIn Pulse talks about what goes wrong when women aren’t included on business boards. If your business isn’t big enough for a formal board, there’s still good info in this post because you can apply the same insights to advisory boards, customer boards, informal committees, and more. See if you agree, Bryant has some good points.
  • Forbes recently published this article/interview with Lisa Macpherson (former CMO of Hallmark) titled “A Call to CMOs to Be Responsible. ” Macpherson is asking CMOs “to help ensure that future technology development is aligned with public interest” by paying attention to content integrity and taking a more responsible approach to consumer data, among other things.
  • Before you notice that this article in is from last year, let me tell you I checked out the links and most if not all of them go to the 2020 page the conferences referenced. I am sharing this article because I was invited to the Human Gathering conference and had never heard of it, so before finding myself getting excited about what might be another Fyre Festival, I did some searching and, apparently, it is a really cool event to attend. Unfortunately, I’m booked up for both 2020 dates but I’ve asked to be invited for 2021. And on that note, if you’re needing to be with your fellow business leaders to recharge and commune, please check out the conferences @JohnHall lists in the article. I was at the Nerve conference in Charleston, SC last year and it was really a great place to learn, network with other business owners, and have a good time soaking up the entrepreneurial vibes. 

Do Good Spotlight: The ASPCA

For all you animal lovers out there, this week we donated to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, more easily known as the ASPCA. The ASPCA’s mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh in 1866, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” But you know they do so much more, helping to place pets for adoption, caring for homeless pets, and educating people about how to care for the animals in their lives. Why not donate today to an organization dedicated to making our world kinder to our 4-legged friends?

So was there a theme this week? Share your thoughts with me when you get a chance and I hope you make the rest of your week “Worth it!”