How Empathy Gives Your Brand and Leaders an Edge (Panel & Book Signing)

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Montcalm TCR

1083 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

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Empathy is good for society, but did you also know it's good for your business?

Join us for this lively panel and author Q&A, led by brand strategist and speaker, Maria Ross, author of the new book, The Empathy Edge: Harnessing the Value of Compassion as an Engine for Success (A Playbook for Brands, Leaders, and Teams). Maria will share her illuminating research and case studies that prove how empathy can be a competitive advantage. She will then be joined by Montcalm CEO and founder Holly Ruxin and HINT, Inc CEO and founder, Kara Goldin to discuss the role empathy plays in their leadership styles and company culture, what role it plays in capital market success, and how that mindset has attracted the right clients, boosted customer loyalty, and impacted the bottom line. You will leave with practical action steps you can take now to flex your empathy muscles as a leader, culture, and brand.

If we can master empathy in the place where we spend the bulk of our time (work), then there's hope that such compassion can spill over into our wider culture and society.

Drinks and light nibbles provides. Book signing will take place after the program. Come early to mingle, nosh and network!

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6:00 pm to 6:30 pm: Mingling/Networking

6:30 pm to 6:40 pm: Short presentation and book reading by Maria Ross

6:40 pm to 7:30 pm: Panel discussion and audience Q&A

7:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Book signing and further conversation

Street parking or public lots available. Also walking distance from Civic Center BART or several bus lines.

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Maria Ross, Founder, Red Slice, speaker and author, The Empathy Edge

Maria Ross, the founder of brand consultancy Red Slice, believes cash flow, creativity and compassion are not mutually exclusive. She advises entrepreneurs and fast-growth business on building irresistible brand stories and messaging to better connect with customers. Maria has authored multiple books, including The Empathy Edge and Branding Basics for Small Business. Maria understands the power of empathy on the brand and personal levels: In 2008, shortly after launching her business, she suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm that almost killed her and inspired her memoir, Rebooting My Brain. She has appeared in many media outlets, including MSNBC, Forbes.com, Huffington Post, and Entrepreneur magazine. Maria has also spoken to audiences ranging from The New York Times to BlogHer and has written for numerous media outlets, including Entrepreneur.com.

Kara Goldin: Founder and CEO, Hint, INC

Kara Goldin is the Founder and CEO of Hint, Inc., a healthy lifestyle brand that produces the leading, award-winning, unsweetened flavored water, as well as a scented sunscreen that is oxybenzone and paraben-free. Kara has received numerous accolades, including being named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Northern California, one of In Style’s 2019 Badass 50, one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business and one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs. The Huffington Post listed her as one of six disruptors in business, alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg.

Previously, Kara was at AOL, where she helped lead the growth of its shopping and e-commerce business to over $1 billion. In 2016, she launched The Kara Network, a mentoring platform to help other entrepreneurs, and she recently launched the podcast Unstoppable, where she interviews disruptors across various industries.

Holly Ruxin: Founder and CEO, Montcalm

Holly Ruxin is a Finance Architect who has a passion for transforming people’s lives by healing their relationship with money. She worked for 25 years at large Wall Street firms such as Goldman Sachs and Bank of America in trading, asset management, and private wealth. In 2012, Holly founded Montcalm TCR to provide wealth management services that matched her vision of client needs. Holly is also the CEO and Founder of Montcalm Capital and Trevor TCR. Montcalm Capital is an investment firm that provides financing to inspiring companies solving global challenges. Trevor TCR is Montcalm’s community investment fund.


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