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Opening General Session featuring Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP and Martha Stewart
LVCC Halls N3-N4
Sunday 06/23/2019 02:35 PM - 04:00 PM Add to calendar
1.50 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Leadership & Navigation

A Conversation with Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart is an Emmy Award-winning television show host, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and America’s most trusted lifestyle expert. As founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, she has found wild success in a variety of business ventures. She is a branding powerhouse who reaches approximately 100 million consumers every month across all media platforms.

In this conversation, learn how Stewart has become one of the most recognized and celebrated entrepreneurs in the world—with a media empire and line of products that have enriched so many lives. She has demonstrated resilience in her decades long career, overcoming odds and rising again and again in the face of personal and professional challenges. But she came back stronger than ever…reinventing herself and her brand. She is the perfect example of second chance and stunning comebacks. Stewart has been steadfast in supporting diversity and inclusion within Martha Stewart Living. Martha Stewart Weddings famously introduced same-sex couples into its pages in 2009—long before the landmark 2015 Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage. Last year she was named one of Forbes “100 Greatest Living Business Minds.” During this session, you will hear about her journey and learn:

  • The strategies she used to transition careers and how to rebrand yourself.
  • How diversity and inclusion strengthen company cultures and the bottom line.
  • How creativity and entrepreneurship are the keys to business success.
  • How to embrace change and inclusiveness.
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP Photo
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, President & chief executive officer,
Martha Stewart Photo
Martha Stewart, Emmy Award-Winning Television Show Host, Entrepreneur, Bestselling Author