Forbes School of Business Presents "Creating Change" Video

Forbes School of Business Presents "Creating Change" Video



November 2, 2015 – The 2015 Forbes Women’s Summit brought together 250 leaders from the worlds of business, philanthropy, education, media, and entertainment. As the official education partner for the summit, the Forbes School of Business at Ashford University had unique access to interview the leaders who participated in the event and gain their insight on several key issues. Those interviews have been compiled into a series of videos that will be rolled out over the course of the next six weeks. The first video, titled “Creating Change,” debuted today. It can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3beDImx9SGI.

The “Creating Change” video features interviews with Alexandra Gleysteen, senior producer at CBS News; Ramona Pierson, founder of Declara; Melanne Verveer, U.S. ambassador; and Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. They all share their thoughts about transforming organizations from within and what kind of people can lead the charge.

“We all know people who just wring their hands and say ‘woe, it’s the state of the world – woe is us.’ But some people – other people – dream and see things as they could be and say ‘why not?’” said Verveer in the video. “And I would rather by a ‘why not’ person.”

The theme of creating change within organizations resonated with faculty members at the Forbes School of Business.

“I have taught some courses where students have to ignite change within an organization,” said Dr. Diane Hamilton, program chair at the Forbes School of Business. “I do not believe change has to come from the CEO level. Many companies have embraced entrepreneurial thinking by creating contests and awarding prizes for implemented ideas. I spoke about this idea at the recent Forbes Mentor Week. I think we will see more reliance on entrepreneur-minded employees for igniting change in the future workplace.”

The Forbes Women’s Summit took place on June 10, 2015, in New York City. It united leaders from a wide variety of businesses with the mission of harnessing the power and intellect of this multi-generational gathering to address the world’s most intractable issues.

 

About Ashford University
Where heritage meets innovation – that’s Ashford University. At Ashford, students discover relevant degree programs, innovative technology, and cherished tradition. Ashford offers associates, bachelor’s, and master’s online degree programs. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu, www.facebook.com/ashforduniversity, www.twitter.com/AshfordU, or call Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager, at 858.513.9240 x11636.

About Forbes Media
Forbes Media is a global media, branding and technology company, with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. The company publishes Forbes, Forbes Asia, Forbes Europe, and ForbesLife magazines as well as Forbes.com and ForbesLife.com. The Forbes brand today reaches more than 75 million people with its business message each month through its magazines and 36 licensed local editions around the globe, Forbes.com, TV conferences, research, social and mobile platforms. The Forbes magazine iPad app merges print storytelling with social sharing and the web. Forbes Media’s brand extensions include conferences, real estate, education, financial services, and technology license agreements. Forbes is a registered trademark of Forbes Media and Forbes School of Business is used under license.

November 2, 2015 – The 2015 Forbes Women’s Summit brought together 250 leaders from the worlds of business, philanthropy, education, media, and entertainment. As the official education partner for the summit, the Forbes School of Business at Ashford University had unique access to interview the leaders who participated in the event and gain their insight on several key issues. Those interviews have been compiled into a series of videos that will be rolled out over the course of the next six weeks. The first video, titled “Creating Change,” debuted today. It can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3beDImx9SGI.

The “Creating Change” video features interviews with Alexandra Gleysteen, senior producer at CBS News; Ramona Pierson, founder of Declara; Melanne Verveer, U.S. ambassador; and Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. They all share their thoughts about transforming organizations from within and what kind of people can lead the charge.

“We all know people who just wring their hands and say ‘woe, it’s the state of the world – woe is us.’ But some people – other people – dream and see things as they could be and say ‘why not?’” said Verveer in the video. “And I would rather by a ‘why not’ person.”

The theme of creating change within organizations resonated with faculty members at the Forbes School of Business.

“I have taught some courses where students have to ignite change within an organization,” said Dr. Diane Hamilton, program chair at the Forbes School of Business. “I do not believe change has to come from the CEO level. Many companies have embraced entrepreneurial thinking by creating contests and awarding prizes for implemented ideas. I spoke about this idea at the recent Forbes Mentor Week. I think we will see more reliance on entrepreneur-minded employees for igniting change in the future workplace.”

The Forbes Women’s Summit took place on June 10, 2015, in New York City. It united leaders from a wide variety of businesses with the mission of harnessing the power and intellect of this multi-generational gathering to address the world’s most intractable issues.

 

About Ashford University
Where heritage meets innovation – that’s Ashford University. At Ashford, students discover relevant degree programs, innovative technology, and cherished tradition. Ashford offers associates, bachelor’s, and master’s online degree programs. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu, www.facebook.com/ashforduniversity, www.twitter.com/AshfordU, or call Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager, at 858.513.9240 x11636.

About Forbes Media
Forbes Media is a global media, branding and technology company, with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. The company publishes Forbes, Forbes Asia, Forbes Europe, and ForbesLife magazines as well as Forbes.com and ForbesLife.com. The Forbes brand today reaches more than 75 million people with its business message each month through its magazines and 36 licensed local editions around the globe, Forbes.com, TV conferences, research, social and mobile platforms. The Forbes magazine iPad app merges print storytelling with social sharing and the web. Forbes Media’s brand extensions include conferences, real estate, education, financial services, and technology license agreements. Forbes is a registered trademark of Forbes Media and Forbes School of Business is used under license.