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  • Valentina Solci

Key Lessons from the NYSE x Center for Communication Summit

New York Stock Exchange | Center for Communication | CBS

The Center for Communication is a NYC based institution focusing on promoting academic and employment opportunities to young talent in fields, such as, media, journalism, film, and entertainment. The Center for Communication is also well-known for supporting diversity across all industries and they assist minority groups through the many events and engagement opportunities that they host throughout the year.

The Center for Communication hosted an event called "Women + Media Career Summit" in collaboration with the New York Stock Exchange and CBS (among other multinational companies, like, HBO, Warner Media, and Discovery Entertainment). The event took place at one of the NYSE's headquarters on Wall Street and was lead by a variety of successful women who work within the above mentioned fields.

Inspirational quotes I got from some of the speakers (note- not all names were noted, thus most of these quotes have unknown authors):

"Create opportunity for yourself by saying YES and working harder than others" - Kate Lewis

"Promote positivity"

"Be open, curious, and confident"

"Regardless of competition stakes, you can still be decent, nice & conduct yourself in good behavior"

"Be authentic (to yourself and to relationships), be yourself, be the same person at work and outside"

"Surround yourself with people who will challenge you and that you trust"

"Your shine won't diminish someone else's; there's room for everyone. Don't be 'crabs in a barrow', let's lift each other up"

"Move on when necessary and trust in your gut"

Tina Perry

As of January 2019, Tina Perry has held the title of being President of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and works alongside OWN's Chairman and CEO, Oprah Winfrey. Perry holds a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, a Master of Science in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford and graduated with Honors from Stanford University (Discovery Entertainment).

Stemming from a legal career background (specifically within the sectors of business and corporate law with an emphasis on negotiation), Perry shares her experience within the sectors of academia, law, and now being President of OWN.

Her main tip: "If you want to be in this industry, you need to learn the history; where something comes from is so important".

Inspirational quotes about leadership (note- not all names were noted, thus these quotes have unknown authors):

"Be the kind of person that you want your environment to emulate"

"Let people know that they are appreciated and include your team in decisions"

"No egos; egos is just poison"

"To be a powerful woman is to empower women"

"Diversity- taking something from somewhere else and bring those ideas forward; a good leader will utilize this in an effective way"

"Learn from everyone you are with"


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