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Cracking the Digital Ceiling
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Having more women in tech leadership positions isn't just about equity, it's about economic vitality.
Natalie Burg connects with a trio of prominent local women to get their ideas on how to unlock a new generation of female technology chiefs.
Data Driven Leadership: A Q&A with Mayor Kurt Metzger
Kim North Shine
Thursday, December 05, 2013
When leaders change, new wishlists are written.
talks with Kurt Metzger, the new mayor of Pleasant Ridge, on why Metro Detroit communities should cooperate across their borders.
Why They Sit on Their Local School Boards
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Let's face it, being a school board member can be a tough and thankless job, especially if you have kids enrolled in the very educational system you help to oversee. To get an insider's view,
Amy Kuras chats with parents of school-age kids who also serve as school board members in Dearborn, Northville and Royal Oak.
Trade Missions Bring Foreign Markets to Metro Detroit
Thursday, September 26, 2013
It's not uncommon to hear about government officials and business leaders going on international trade missions on behalf of metro Detroit. But what exactly does that mean?
Dennis Archambault demystifies the processes and practices of opening up foreign markets to local companies.
The Case For Regional Mass Transit: A Q&A with John Hertel
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Last year, after 24 times at bat, proponents for a regional transit plan for metro Detroit finally got the legislature to support their efforts. Last week John Hertel, the head of SMART, was selected to be CEO of the newly formed Regional Transit Authority (RTA).
gets the skinny on why he thinks bus rapid transit is the solution we've been waiting for and how he'll make the case to taxpayers to fund it.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Brazil native Antonio Lück, portfolio manager at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, has lived in the Detroit area for under four years, yet has built a chain of friendships and activities that many would take a lifetime to amass. This week he writes on how a collaboration between a Brazil university and WSU brought him to Detroit's shores, the seeding of the Detroit Young Professionals volunteer and leadership group, and entrepreneurial gusto in the city.
Chris Ando, Jennifer Guracech, & Christian Bielski
Thursday, July 15, 2010
In a sign that the Great Lakes State is riding the wave of its young talent, a group of interns came to exchange ideas with state powerbrokers at the recent Mackinac Policy Conference. Jennifer Guracech, Chris Ando, and Christian Bielski offer up their takeaways from this gathering of Michigan's intelligentsia.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Fusion, a networking and leadership group for young Detroit professionals, has a spot at the table at the upcoming Mackinac Policy Conference. Its director, Christianne Sims, will be discussing the group's goals for this important gathering of the state's business, civic, and political leaders.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
From Sharon Carney's perspective we're all in this together. A Special Project Director at the
Michigan Suburbs Alliance
, Sharon has been both politically and civically involved in Metro Detroit. She will be writing about her latest effort, the Millennial Mayors Congress and how SE Michigan can achieve greater regional collaboration.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Ypsilanti resident Steve Pierce was launching Internet service companies before anyone ever heard the word website. In January, he and his partner launched
, one of the most successful free wireless services in the state. Since then they've helped several Michigan communities set up similar networks. Steve will share the secret of bringing free wireless to the masses.
LGBT Leaderhip In Metro Detroit: Kirsten Ussery
Thursday, October 06, 2011
will be producing a series of videos centered around LGBT leadership in Metro Detroit. First up is Detroit-based community activist Kirsten Ussery.
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