Meet Summit speaker Dr. Darienne Driver and get a glimpse into her leadership style in her new role as CEO of United Way for Southeastern Michigan. A former Detroit Public Schools teacher and most recently superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools, she assumed leadership of the non-profit agency in mid-2018.
Jocelyn K. Allen joined forces with Chandra S. Lewis in 2015 to form The Allen Lewis Agency, a full-service transformational agency committed to helping clients tell their stories, build their brands, and commemorate experiences. AWC Detroit asked her a few questions about her career journey in public relations and marketing.
Harper West’s topic for the 2018 Summit is “Emotional and Social Skills for Leadership.” A past president of IABC Detroit, she left the marketing and PR field after 25 years to pursue a career in clinical psychology. Today she is a psychotherapist and distinguished author in her new field.
Leadership Summit speaker Dr. Sibrina Collins -- a chemist, educator and writer -- felt honored to have mentors and cheerleaders supporting her career journey. Now as executive director of The Marburger STEM Center at LTU, she is a role model for women entering the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
Armed with a degree in art, a passion for good design and the unique ability to get to the core of complex information, Marilyn Trent hung out her shingle in 1992. Here's how she built Trent Creative into an innovative branding, marketing and design firm with studios in Rochester and Detroit.
In celebration of her company’s 30th anniversary, Ann K. Bruttell, founder and president of Troy-based Meeting Coordinators, Inc., shares her event management experience and recalls her most challenging assignments.
Three Michigan entrants – Detroit Athletic Club (DAC), Diva Tech Talk and Michigan Radio – made repeat appearances on the annual roster of national AWC Clarion winners. This year they took top honors in marketing communications campaigns, logo design, sports photography and various radio categories.
Denise Gray-Felder, chief communications officer at Michigan Medicine and AWC Detroit Headliner, delivered the keynote speech at Celebrate & Elevate 2018. In this excerpt, she describes authentic leadership and encourages you to live the work and personal life that you define, based on the terms you set.
Detroit-based reporter Chastity Pratt Dawsey shared tips from Bridge Magazine’s truth squad during her AWC national webcast presentation on the role of investigative journalism in the age of “fake news.” Chastity covers Michigan’s cities and urban affairs for Bridge and is an AWC Detroit Vanguard Award winner.
Steve Jobs’ advice: “stay hungry, stay foolish” motivated Junkai Wang to expand her skill set and career opportunities. Educated in China and France to be a trilingual negotiator in international trade, she shares how she pivoted into marketing communications and acquired technical skills to rebrand a corporate website.