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“If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far, go together.” African Proverb

Executive Coach & Anchor Sandra Rupp was placed on THINKERS50 Radar list for world’s top business thinkers and has influential viewers in 168 countries. She has graciously filmed seven years of videos to help get more women executives & leaders invited to World Economic Forum and funded as entrepreneurs. In her annual video she reveals a BIG IDEA to attract more women to World Economic Forum!~ She is also excited to announce that for the first time, all seven Davos Co-Chairs are women. Special thanks to her CEOs who invited two female delegates to Davos this year. We still need many more women attendees & here’s how to make it happen:

The theme for Davos on January 23-26th, 2018  is “Creating a Shared Future.” Sandra’s dream is to get 30%+ women & herself to Davos. She launched The Davos CEO Pledge (originally The Davos Woman Challenge) and has raised the percentage from 15% to 21% women. To see who your CEO invited, you can look it up on QZ.com Sandra is currently seeking sponsors for Cannes Lions & launching an Interview Show in the #1 Happiest, Healthiest City in the USA: Naples, Florida. She is Thought Leader & CEO Advisor on “The Yin & Yang of Leadership.” World Economic Forum placed her on the cover of the Davos Debates in 2011 when she stated “Investing in & Empowering The Feminine Leadership Style is the largest economic opportunity worldwide.”

Buy her new Video on Demand/DVD on Amazon: CAREER NAVIGATION: 7 Steps to Success. The FT Alphaville published her Davos videos with the headline “Introducing the priceless Sandra Rupp.” She has been interviewed by a WSJ reporter for a book and quoted on Forbes.com. Sandra’s on camera skills include Anchoring & Interviewing. She has a deep background in Executive Search & Coaching as well as Media Presenting. MBA from Kellogg/Northwestern & studied International Business & Art at Oxford. Investors find her on Angel co. Contact: http://www.parthenonadvisors.com http://www.sandrarupp.com Follow her Tweets @ExecCareerCoach She has had Top Videos from #WEF to #CannesLions to #Thinkers50 to #Augusta Subsribe to her YouTube Channel  Buy her watch at www.eone-time.com

“We cannot choose between growth & sustainability. We must have both.” UNILEVER CEO

“Unilever and CEO Paul Polman are the crown jewel of the consumer products industry.” Sandra Rupp, Executive Coach in FT comments (she now has viewers in 100 countries)

“Introducing the priceless Sandra Rupp.” FT Alphaville

 

Each morning I wake up to my Financial Times alerts on my smart phone to see headlines about my favorite CEOs. About ten days ago, I almost fell out of bed….There was a story in FT Alphaville (founded by the talented Paul Murphy) about Unilever stock and something going on with Kraft Heinz. As a world’s top business thinker, the first thing I did was head for my laptop and Twitter where I can read headlines of 25+ global publications. Next I was on the phone to a friend at a top hedge fund in New York asking him to tell me more about private equity firm 3G. Interestingly Warren Buffett helped my Dad find his CEO job back in the ’70s. I had even consulted to companies like Cadbury. I had to work fast, I had to take my comments to the FT, and I had to get creative because CEO Paul Polman and his visionary Sustainable Living Plan are worth everything we’ve got! He is my favorite CEO in the world, an innovator like no one else: irreplaceable and highly regarded by other Davos CEOs (and Executive Coaches). And the rest is Herstory: Yes FT Alphaville, Sandra Rupp, CEO Paul Polman and even Sir Martin Sorrell at WPP helped save the most historically important & sustainable company in the world: UNILEVER. And now I want to work with CEO Paul Polman and CMO Keith Weed to communicate the importance of The Sustainable Living Plan to investment managers around the globe. When we look back on business history, I believe we will see this as a KEY turning point for shareholders, consumers & employees. And I look forward to many more years ahead for Unilever’s highly talented CEO Paul Polman who was successful in fending off a takeover in record time with a little help from the many people who believe in him. Watch my video for the EXCITING STORY: Paul, let’s take everyone from Sustainable to Flourishing!

Executive, Advisor and Smart TV Anchor Sandra Rupp was placed on the THINKERS50 Guru Radar List for the world’s top business thinkers & has been recording videos to CEOs ever since. Buy her new Video on Demand/DVD on Amazon.com called CAREER NAVIGATION: 7 Steps to Success. Follow her Tweets @ExecCareerCoach and Subscribe to her YouTube Channel. With a deep background in Executive Search, Career & Leadership Coaching, and Media Presenting, Sandra has an MBA from Kellogg/Northwestern and also studied at Oxford. Contact www.parthenonadvisors.com RSVP Social Media: www. sandrarupp.com 

How would you feel if CEOs told you & your family How to Vote? For me, it is an alarming trend.

UPDATE: After this post, CEOs have cut back on telling employees and customers how to vote, so Sandra is buying Unilever’s TRESemme and Dove products again 🙂

I read a post in Harvard Business Review about concerns with CEOs trying to influence how people vote  There is even a PR research study on it. (Update: since this post there are articles in The Washington Post & the Naples Daily News on why “Consumers aren’t buying CEO Politics”). To me Politics, Business & Religion are three very different realms, and they should not tell each other what to do. I am very concerned by a trend I am seeing among a handful of mostly male Davos CEOs and today, on the day that the UK Votes on #Brexit I am speaking up. The Economist had a cover post recently about how people’s Freedom of Speech is under attack (even on social media) and how it is time to speak up. It is one thing if a CEO is asked by an employee or friend what their view is on a political or religious topic. It is quite another for CEOs to be tweeting or appearing in front of the media and telling employees and customers how to vote (one American banker threatened to take jobs away from the UK if they voted #Brexit and a California CEO has bullied US Governors, a female University President & NC’s Moms). Women executives have asked me to discuss this topic. WATCH my BREXIT VIDEO to UK-based Unilever CEO (he is one of my favorite CEOs but even he’s been tweeting how to vote on Brexit to his employees & customers (70% Women). They own Lever, Lipton, Dove, Axe, Hellmann’s & TreSemme. I highlight 5 Things people might want to know about Democracy. For the time being, I won’t be able to use their products as much as I really like his work on sustainability. It goes against my conscience. CLICK TO VIEW:

 

Sandra Rupp is an Executive Coach and Anchor who was placed on the THINKERS50 Guru Radar List for the world’s top business thinkers. She has 20+ years experience advising the world’s top executives, a Kellogg/Northwestern MBA and studied International Business at Oxford. She wrote her history honors thesis on Democracy & the British Empire. She encourages employees who are uncomfortable with CEO activism to contact their Human Resources Deparment and give them her name as the Executive Coach. www.parthenonadvisors.com She has also initiated The Davos CEO Pledge to get more women invited to the World Economic Forum and more Diversity of Thought. Learn more at www.sandrarupp.com 

What Does Leadership Look Like to You? Inspired by Athena, the helper of heroes & heroines and her former boss who created Entertainment Tonight, Executive/Anchor Sandra Rupp created The Five Questions to Davos CEO Series on Smart TV. The future of women rests on their heroic shoulders.

I have asked five key companies to add women to their Davos Delegate Teams for the DAVOS CEO CHALLENGE. I am now delivering results: I had previously filmed Five Questions to Sir Martin & Muhtar Kent. CEO @CocaCola is bringing two female delegates to Davos (a sure winner for 2016) and WPP is on board with a new female delegate (with Sir Martin and one other WPP delegate listed that’s actually 50% Women for WPP parent company: Impressive way to bring the % up but he is a Math Man). We also have 50% Female Chairs this year! CEO @Citi brought two women last year. We will be watching for the final number from Unilever CEO who is well known for The Sustainable Living Plan  & his impressive work on UN Global GoalsQUOTE: “Our brands are 80% there to serve women.” CEO Paul Polman

The shocking news is the current estimate for overall percentage of Davos Women is only 18%. We really need the 5 Davos Challenge CEOs to be our heroes and work with me on this project. My concern is many women can’t sleep at night, because over 100 Million Western Women in all age groups and many more around the globe don’t have Jobs, Opportunities or Angel Investors. We are not leveraging the talent of some or our most educated Western Women! This is the REASON I am working diligently and creatively on getting 30% Women to Davos (40% of my top school MBA class was women many years ago).  In one last #ThinkPink Athena-inspired shot at getting more Doves to Davos, here are 5 Questions for Unilever CEO. With gratitude, Sandra Rupp, Executive & Anchor www.parthenonadvisors.com 

Advice to all CEOs: What Does Leadership Look Like to You? Please call it Gender Parity (positive energy) not the Gender Gap. Don’t expect women leaders to be like men (some like yoga & fashion more than sports. Yes I’ve hit a hole in one, won a skeet tourney & helped get Women into Augusta, but my main interests are global business, digital media, and helping others). Hoping for a miracle in getting more CEOs to invite Women @Davos. I am happy to work on executive coaching & media projects for your companies or organizations.

Sandra Rupp previously achieved the Managing Director corner office in Global Executive Search, has a Kellogg MBA, studied at Oxford. She was placed on the THINKERS50 Guru Radar list for the world’s Top Business Thinkers for “The Yin & Yang of Leadership” and stated in the Davos Debates in 2011 that “Investing in & Empowering The Feminine Leadership Style is the largest economic opportunity worldwide.” She is rebranding the look & feel of leadership. Subscribe to her YouTube Channel & Follow her Tweets @ExecCareerCoach Learn more at www.sandrarupp.com Many thanks to viewers in 65 Countries & especially to the 5 Key Davos CEOs.

“Think big, Think positive. Never show any sign of weakness.” Louis Winthorpe III, TRADING PLACES movie quote. A WARM WELCOME to my Viewers in 65+ Countries & the 5 Davos CEOs with Power to Help Me get more Women to World Economic Forum: CEOs of WPP Group, Coca Cola, Unilever, Virgin & Citi.

“As the winds blow cold in Davos, Davos Woman is ready to roll” with Executive & Anchor Sandra Rupp cc @WEF @FT @WSJ @McKinsey

LEADERS, I am excited to share a brand New Davos Woman Challenge  2016 with my Favorite Davos CEOs. I am asking them to “Trade Places” for one day with a CEO Female Founder age 45+ with a Top School MBA & interview with me on camera. Yes I plan to choose a seasoned Harvard MBA Alum for WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell! I want to choose myself for Unilever CEO Paul Polman as I have the marketing Kellogg MBA and know a lot about his amazing Sustainable Living Plan. We will find a super creative Stanford MBA Alum for Virgin CEO Sir Richard Branson, and we need a charismatic Cass B-School Alum for Coca Cola CEO Muhtar Kent. I have a smart Wharton finance Alum for Citi CEO Michael Corbat; after all he won The Davos Woman Challenge last year by bringing two female delegates to World Economic Forum. Davos CEOs are all cordially invited to interview with me on camera, sponsor the process & even make the final edits. With so many talented baby boomer ladies available with a mix of Corporate & CEO Founder experience, I figure my Davos CEOs will be extending offers to join their CEO Teams after just one day. And then we will have more female delegates for Davos! OUR GOAL: 30% Women. Watch the EXCLUSIVE INVITE VIDEO here:

“Introducing the priceless Sandra Rupp.” Paul Murphy, Founding Editor, FINANCIAL TIMES Alphaville

“Thank you Sandra for your leadership on giving women greater voice at Davos.” Bill George, former CEO Medtronic, Professor at Harvard Business School

“If there is one person I’d like to meet at #WEF it’s @ExecCareerCoach [Sandra Rupp] #DavosWoman” a female WEF Editor delegate

“In awe of Davos Woman, Sandra Rupp.” @FastCompany magazine reporter

Special thanks to Thinkers 50 author Don Tapscott for sending a copy of his best selling book on The Digital Economy (buy on Amazon.com).

Sandra Rupp was placed on the THINKERS50 Guru Radar list for the world’s Top Business Thinkers 2011-13. Prior to her career in global Executive Search & now Executive Coaching & Anchoring she worked for a Top Media CEO. She is an Executive Coach, CEO Advisor & Media Interviewer. CEOs, CHROs, Sponsors or Media who would like to work with her contact  www.parthenonadvisors.com  In 2011 she was placed on the cover of the Davos Debates Video by the World Economic Forum and has been anchoring videos ever since. The theme for the Davos Annual Meeting in January 2016 is “Mastering the 4th Industrial Revolution.” Subscribe to YouTube Channel Twitter @ExecCareerCoach www.sandrarupp.com STAY TUNED

CREDITS: Ms. Rupp’s Wardrobe by StyleParis.com Video Music: “We Were Once Kings” by Silent Partner.

 

UNILEVER CEO Paul Polman is one of the world’s most admired CEOs for his leadership on Sustainability. IMRAN KHAN of Pakistan is one of the most influential people in the world per Time Magazine and the Asia Society.  Executive & Anchor Sandra Rupp was placed on the THINKER50 Guru Radar List for the world’s top business thinkers & aims to interview both of them on camera. Here she explains why she has chosen two of her favorite Davos Men to help her get more Doves to Davos.

In terms of your Leadership style, are you a Hawk or a Dove? Did you know that it is the Highly Sensitive of any species that are the key to survival? Do you have the gene for High Sensitivity or High Sensation Seeking? Some of the most dynamic CEOs and Leaders in the world I have met have both genes, because they know how to take risks but also manage risk. Click here to take both Tests. Read this post by Dr. Elaine Aron at www.hsperson.com  to learn more. I am a Highly Sensitive Leader (a Dove), and I believe we need more Doves at World Economic Forum to help tackle the most pressing issues of the decade including Income Inequality, the Gender Gap and Terrorism. I am inviting Paul Polman, Imran Khan & other leaders to help me.

Now with viewers in over 65 Countries, Sandra Rupp is inviting CEOsLeaders to interview with her on camera either virtually or in person in a Smart TV Series “Five Questions to World Leaders.” Contact: www.parthenonadvisors.com and www.sandrarupp.com In 2011 she was placed on the cover of the Davos Debates Video by the World Economic Forum and asked CEOs & Leaders a video question on Innovation & Jobs. In 2015 the Financial Times Alphaville published her Davos Woman Video. She is a top Executive Coach & Anchor, MBA from Kellogg/Northwestern and studied International Business & Art at Oxford. She is asking Leaders to bring two female delegates to Davos. STAY TUNED

 

UPDATE: Sandra helped get a record 21% Women to Davos 2017 & counting! STAY TUNED. NOW WATCHED IN OVER 100 COUNTRIES, Executive/Anchor Sandra Rupp now invites all Davos CEOs to interview with her on camera & work with her to bring two or more female delegates to World Economic Forum to show the other CEOs how it’s done.  CLICK TO VIEW her Davos 2015-16 VIDEO (she continues to record them annually):

Original Post: THE DAVOS CEO CHALLENGE has included Martin Sorrell of WPP Group, Muhtar Kent of Coca Cola, Paul Polman of Unilever, Michael Corbat of Citigroup, and Richard Branson at Virgin. Sandra has now turned the challenge into The Davos CEO Pledge. Sandra was placed on THINKERS50 Radar list for world’s Top Business Thinkers 2011-2013. The FT Alphaville put her Davos video of 2015 on Financial Times site with the headline “Introducing the priceless Sandra Rupp” & a Fast Company reporter tweeted “In awe of Davos Woman, Sandra Rupp.” In 2011 World Economic Forum placed her on the cover of The Davos Debates Video & she asked 15 CEOs & Leaders a Video Question on Innovation & Job Creation. She has been recording Videos ever since. Sandra has hit a hole in one, won a skeet tourney, has been to Daytona, helped get women into Augusta, stands 6 FT in her Jimmy Choos, and she aims to get 30% Women & herself to Davos in the near future (WEF has been stuck at about 16% Women for too many years)

 

Sandra Rupp’s on camera skills include Anchoring & Interviewing. She is CEO Advisor on The Yin & Yang of Leadership. She is also a Media Interviewer. Her mentors have included the world’s #1 Digital Agency Chairman & the Creator of Entertainment Tonight, Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous. Sandra has an MBA from Kellogg/Northwestern & also studied International Business & Art at Oxford. CEOs, Media, Corporate Sponsors contact www.parthenonavisors.com Sandra has over 18 years experience in Global Executive Search, Media Presenting and is an Executive Coach to CEO Teams. Follow her on Twitter @ExecCareerCoach and Subscribe to her YouTube Channel. Learn more at www.sandrarupp.com 

“Introducing the priceless Sandra Rupp.” Editor, Financial Times ALPHAVILLE

“In awe of Davos Woman, Sandra Rupp.” Fast Company reporter

“If there is one person I’d like to meet at #WEF it’s @ExecCareerCoach [Sandra Rupp] #DavosWoman” a female WEF employee

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Sandra Rupp was one of the few to predict a victory for Donald Trump as early as August 2015 in this video.

LEADERS I am delighted to release my THINKERS 50 Video Message for 2015. In a world of economic, business and political change, Management Thinkers and Executive Coaches are increasingly in top demand. Here I share my advice to the world’s Billionaires & Davos CEOs. I have noticed a lot of articles ranking Top CEO Coaches include all men. Here I point out why they should add me to their preferred provider lists. Click to View Video:

Sandra Rupp was placed on the THINKERS50 Guru Radar list for the world’s Top Business Thinkers from 2011-2013 (support her with a vote by August at www.thinkers50.com). She is an Executive Coach, Leadership Advisor & Media Presenter at Parthenon Advisors, MBA from Kellogg/Northwestern and studied International Business & Art at Oxford. She is Thought Leader & Advisor on “The Yin & Yang of Leadership.” Prior to her career in global executive search & executive coaching she worked for a top media executiveContact: www.parthenonadvisors.com and www.sandrarupp.com Sandra is aiming to get 30% Ladies and herself to Davos. In 2011 she was placed on the cover of the Davos Debates video by the World Economic Forum.

MANY THANKS CEOs, Editors, Reporters, Viewers:

“Introducing the priceless Sandra Rupp.” FINANCIAL TIMES Alphaville

“In awe of Davos Woman, Sandra Rupp.” @FastCompany reporter

“The next Barbara Walters.” “Best legs on YouTube.” Subscribers to YouTube Channel

Conscious Capitalism

Today we discuss what two of my Favorite CEOs (Paul Polman and Donald Trump) have in common, and how I helped Unilever CEO @PaulPolman through the magic of Twitter & YouTube. Recently, a Viral Video with Sofia Ashraf hit social media questioning Unilever’s India division HUL. Sofia used to work for @Ogilvy India. The Kodaikanal Mercury issue happened in 2001, long before Paul joined Unilever, and in my view should have been solved by the prior CEO. But I saw this starting to brew on social media weeks ago and alerted @Unilever. They issued a Unilever Human Rights Report, but I knew I was going to have to get on YouTube and Twitter myself to help. After all, Unilever is the leader in Sustainability! Many thanks to @nityanandjraman who helped me and Paul sort out what happened in Kodai, India. For several days, Paul & I were the ones brave enough to tweet. I tweeted to @Bill_George, @DTapscott, @Pontifex, @FT & @TheTimes we all needed to help, because no one is going to hurt Paul Polman on my watch! He is one of my Favorite Davos CEOs.  Dear @HUL_News you might want to follow my advice & take down your Pinned Tweet. Check out my video here. It turns out Paul & Donald have a few things in common, including being CEOs I’d like to work for! After my video and Paul’s tweets of reassurance to the people of Kodai, I have got nice notes from Kodai asking Paul and even me to come visit:

Sandra Rupp is Changing the Look & Feel of Leadership and would like to work for Paul Polman and Donald Trump on their Executive Brand Management & Social Media. Sandra was placed on the THINKERS50 Guru Radar list for the world’s Top Business Thinkers from 2011-2013 (support her with a Vote in 2015 at www.thinkers50.com). She is an Executive, Leadership Advisor & Media Interviewer, MBA from Kellogg/Northwestern and studied International Business & Art at Oxford. Prior to her career in media, global executive search & executive coaching one of her first mentors in business was Al Masini, the Creator of ET. Contact: www.parthenonadvisors.com and www.sandrarupp.com Sandra Rupp’s Feminine Leader Voice has had Top Videos for #CannesLions #WEF #Davos. In 2011 World Economic Forum placed her on the cover of the Davos Debates Video. She helped get Women into Augusta with four months of tweets & a video and the help of @RealDonaldTrump & others.  STAY TUNED. Yin/Yang. Subscribe to her YouTube Channel & Follow her on Twitter @ExecCareerCoach 

QUOTE: “Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.” MOZART

LEADERS In my second video for BILDERBERG, I invite World Leaders to interview on my Smart TV show “Conscious Capitalism Meets ET.” We now have viewers from around the world, and I am honored to invite Bilderberg business, political & media leaders to interview with me (using Chatham House Rule – see video below & prior post).

The Bilderberg Meetings were in the Austrian Alps from June 11-14th (I am suggesting Naples, Florida as a possible location for next year so I can attend). The 2015 attendee list at their website (click to view) includes 140 leaders, including the Chair & CEO of Axa as well as the Chair of Google (owner of YouTube). Royalty also attended, so I wore a special red evening gown here. We hear Bilderberg organizers are happy about the interest in their conference, and we want to make sure Bilderberg participants feel heard. Topics can be found here (click). WATCH MY VIDEO INVITE:

Sandra Rupp was placed on the THINKERS50 Guru Radar list for the world’s Top Business Thinkers from 2011-2013 (support her with a Vote in 2015 at www.thinkers50.com). She is an Executive & Media Interviewer, MBA from Kellogg/Northwestern and studied International Business & Art at Oxford. She is Thought Leader & Advisor on “The Yin & Yang of Leadership.” Prior to her career in global executive search & executive coaching one of her first mentors in business was Al Masini, the Creator of ET. Contact: www.parthenonadvisors.com and www.sandrarupp.com Sandra has had Top Videos on Twitter and YouTube for #CannesLions #WEF #Davos & #Augusta. In 2011 she stated to World Economic Forum that Investing in & Empowering The Feminine Leadership Style is the largest economic opportunity worldwide. They placed her on the cover of the Davos Debates Video of Selected Entrants. Sandra is the 11th Great Great Granddaughter of Mayflower Pilgrim William Brewster, and is also a lover of Europe. STAY TUNED & many thanks to all who support her. Yin/Yang.

MANY THANKS CEOs, Editors, Reporters:

“Introducing the priceless Sandra Rupp.” FINANCIAL TIMES Alphaville

“In awe of Davos Woman, Sandra Rupp.” @FastCompany reporter

“Thank you Sandra for your leadership on giving women greater voice at Davos.” Bill George, former CEO Medtronic, Professor at Harvard Business School

UPDATE: Soon after this post, Unilever’s CEO @PaulPolman joined Twitter, modified his website & can now read Sandra’s Tweets He added another lady to his CEO Team.

“What message is new Dove Ad really sending to our daughters?” Telegraph

“Dove’s ‘Beautiful or Average’ Ad: does it do more harm than good?” ETonline

“Dove is Really Reaching with this New Stunt that Forces Women to Label Themselves ‘Average’ or ‘Beautiful'” Fast Company magazine (click to view)

BOTTOM LINE: I have talked openly about how much I admire Unilever’a Sustainable Living Plan. But when I am appointed to his CEO Team, I will have more choices for Dove doors: including Kind-Hearted, Feminine & Fearless. Dear Ad Age & Sir Martin: he needs a female Chief Creative for Dove. The one positive thing about the Ad was they took my advice & filmed women around the globe! Here’s my new video offering to work with Paul as Chief Creative Advisor on Dove & other brands. Click to View: 

Dove has Women Walk through Doors Labeled ‘Beautiful’ or ‘Average’….” Beauty Editor Arabelle Sicardi of BuzzFeed

Dove’s New Choose Beautiful Ad Sparks Online Backlash.” Nicole Arce in Tech Times

ORIGINAL POST: Just imagine this scenario: a male CMO & male SVP of Brand, a male Chief Creative Officer, and even male Directors of an Ad Agency hatch a plan to have the Ad Team fly to five cities and film women walking into office buildings or malls for a female soap product. But first they plan to put up two huge signs: on top of Door #1 is a sign that says BEAUTIFUL. On top of Door #2 is the sign AVERAGE. And then they film the majority of the women walking through the AVERAGE Door! Wow you can’t even make this stuff up…I really need to help CEO Paul Polman promote the positive self-esteem in his Sustainable Living Plan. As some of you know, I helped him clean up the Axe Ads (see all Videos to CEO Unilever on YouTube), but now I’d like him to hire me to give Dove a Creative Makeover. As I pointed out in my prior Dove post, Beautiful is a man’s word (click to see more). But there’s more that Unilever’s CEO needs to know: the BuzzFeed Beauty Editor mysteriously had her critical Dove post temporarily deleted – and then restored when BuzzFeed’s Editor-in-Chief admits he blew it after a Slate article. So why did he temporarily delete the post? Last time I checked PR Firm Edelman had been contacted, but there was no comment – Richard & Sir Martin please give me a call. Because I suspect Paul will be siding with me – because top women Execs, Journalists & customers are worn out being told we have to think like men. Calgon take me away ~

Sandra Rupp was placed on the THINKERS50 Guru Radar list for world’s top business thinkers and has consulted to and advised global Fortune 100 executives her entire career. A Kellogg MBA alum, she studied International Business & Art at Oxford University. Support her with a Vote at www.thinkers50.com She is intrigued & impressed by the #SustLivingPlan. Please email this post to Paul who has most recently been traveling in the USA.  www.sandrarupp.com  www.parthenonadvisors.com STAY TUNED. 

UDPATE: After Paul Polman read this post, he added another lady to his CEO Team & joined Twitter! STAY TUNED

“What I’m most excited about technology is that it gives women a voice.” @PaulPolman Unilever CEO (which owns Dove)

“Paul Polman is handsome & intelligent, but he needs more  Women on his CEO ULE Team. #SpeakBeautiful” @ExecCareerCoach (update: he now has more)

Happy Women’s Day. While I know Unilever had good intentions, I am surprised they singled out women in their #SpeakBeautiful campaign (note: Dove has a men’s care line too). As soon as it hit Twitter I tweeted back to PR CEO Richard Edelman on Oscar’s Day “Please tell Paul…They can do better.” In this video I explain to CMO Keith Weed & Dove SVP Stephen Miles why I think it’s time to drop the word “Beauty” from the Dove campaign, revamp it with something fresh & positive, and even use this as an opportunity to hire more Women Executives. As some of you know Paul is one of my five favorite Davos CEOs, and I helped him clean up the Axe & Lynx Ads through my prior videos – I love Clean Cut and Axe Peace But Unilever needs my help again as I read these headlines:

“Dove’s #SpeakBeautiful campaign is the ugliest thing on the internet today.” Caitlin Dewey in Washington Post

“Is Dove’s #SpeakBeautiful Twitter Campaign an ‘Egregious Overstep’?” headline in Ad Age

My Question for Dove: By pointing out something negative about women are you really raising their self esteem? #SustLiving

“Our brands are 80% there to serve women.” CEO Unilever to Davos “The era of women is coming.”

Note to Paul: the era of women leaders is here! P&G has many Women on their CEO Team. I volunteer to be your Chief Creative Consultant & here’s my idea for Dove to lead the way across the Consumer Goods, Advertising & PR world to #PaintItPurple & be the hero. Watch:

Sandra Rupp was placed on the THINKERS50 Guru Radar list for the world’s top business thinkers. Support her with a Vote at www.thinkers50.com She is an Executive Coach & Media Presenter at Parthenon Advisors with an MBA from Kellogg. She also studied at Oxford. She also has many years of experience in media, marketing & executive search, working with Fortune 100 companies where she placed some of the world’s top innovators. She has been using Dove since she was born, admires Paul Polman’s work on #Sustainability & is confident she can find 30%+ ladies for his ULE Team. She is even willing to double the size of the team to #PaintItPurple Sandra Rupp’s digital assets are across the web. Subscribe to her YouTube Channel & Follow her on Twitter @ExecCareerCoach. Yin/Yang.

Sandra Rupp is delighted to launch her 5 QUESTIONS for CEOs & Leaders SERIES on with IMRAN KHAN, one of the most influential people in the world per Time Magazine and the Asia Society. 

Sandra “unveils” her 5 Questions for the Oxford-educate Pakistan politician, friend of the late Princess Diana, and retired cricket sportsman. Special Welcome to her new Pakistani, Indian, Saudi & Muslim followers around the globe. If YouTube is blocked in your country, click here to Daily Motion

 IMRAN KHAN most recently conducted the AZADI (Freedom) MARCH, the largest peaceful protest for Democracy for what he calls the creation of Naya Pakistan (new Pakistan). Citing a need for Electoral Reform, it lasted over 100 Days. Through his dharnas (peaceful demonstrations) Imran drew very large crowds (over 40,000 people attended on November 30th), as he raises global awareness of poverty, sustainability and peaceful resolutions to war. Imran has had dharnas for Women, Young People and People with Disabilities. He has four sisters, and he is putting the same skills he had for building his Cancer hospitals, IK Foundation and College (click to read more) to work to wipe out an overwhelming poverty rate.

Did you know about 28% of the world is currently Muslim? Sandra believes it is important to build a bridge with Muslims to create better relations between the West and all Muslims. Sandra knows democracy: she is an 11th Great Great Granddaughter of Reverend William Brewster the Mayflower Pilgrim and like Imran spent time studying at Oxford.   To see more videos of Imran and Sandra click this Playlist  Sandra was placed on the THINKERS 50 Guru Radar list for her Thought Leadership on “The Yin & Yang of Leadership.” She aims to interview him on behalf of Western Media. She also asks Imran to unblock YouTube, and she has tweeted Pope Francis @Pontifex, @DalaiLama & @JohnKerry to meet with her as well. Subscribe to all Videos YouTube Channel Learn more at http://www.sandrarupp.com

FAVORITE QUOTE: “I can’t imagine a person becoming a success who doesn’t give this game of life everything they’ve got.” ~ WALTER CRONKITE

Sandra Rupp was placed on the THINKERS50 Guru Radar list for the world’s Top Business Thinkers from 2011-2013 (thanks to many of you! Yin/Yang). She is an Executive, Media Presenter: @ExecCareerCoach on Twitter & Subscribe on YouTube Channel MBA from Kellogg/Northwestern and studied International Business at Oxford. One of her first mentors in business was Al Masini, the Creator of Entertainment Tonight. Sandra calls her Channel “Conscious Capitalism & Careers meets Entertainment Tonight.”

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LEADERS I have two important things to announce. First I have been very busy the last three weekends working on my CANNES CHIMERA entry for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. I am honored to be a part of this challenge around eliminating extreme poverty off the planet by 2030. Did you know there are 1 Billion who still live on less than $1.25 a day? Learn more here by watching one of my favorite interviews of Melinda Gates by CBS. Did you know even in the US a recent study found that 50% of Women in the US fear falling into poverty. The volatility and bubbles in the economy have impacted everyone, and my view is that we need more stability everywhere. On that note, I believe I have a very good answer for The Gates Foundation, Bill, Melinda and Warren Buffett. I hope they will pick my entry (watch more details in my next post). I would love to work with the talented 2013 Cannes Chimera team of Executive & Chief Creative Directors. Indeed Yin + Yang = Feminine + Masculine Leadership = 21st Century Success.

I wanted to also announce that my YouTube Channel is now on SMART TV – just go to www.youtube.com/CareerExpert. YoutubeimagesRVSP now and Subscribe on your computer or mobile device. Just click & subscribe, and I will keep you posted on future developments. Indeed LEADERSHIP CAN LOOK LIKE THIS…STAY TUNED With warm regards, Sandra www.parthenonadvisors.com www.sandrarupp.com

Sandra Rupp placed on the THINKERS 50 Guru Radar list for the world’s Top Business Thinkers from 2011-13. She is Thought Leader & Advisor on “The Yin & Yang of Leadership.” Click to View her Preview Video: How @ExecCareerCoach plans to get 30% Women to Davos Click here for Video #1 where she Invites her Favorite CEOs to Meet on camera for an interview CEOs Please Contact her at www.parthenonadvisors.com

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CEO ScoreBoard = % Women on CEO Teams (from company websites March 2013). OUR GOAL: 30%+ WOMEN & bring 2 female delegates to Davos:
Paul Polman, Unilever = 15% Women Score (NOTE: Paul added a 2nd Woman after Sandra tweeted Unilever HR!)
Muhtar Kent, Coca Cola = 20% Women
Michael Dell, Dell = 10% Women
Michael Corbat, Citigroup = 8% Women (NOTE: Michael responded to our Challenge in May by adding 1 more Woman)
Martin Sorrell, WPP Group = TBD (still gathering info but Sir Martin said women are often better at advertising after Sandra’s January Video to him)

Sandra Rupp has a background in Global Executive Search & Coaching, Kellogg MBA and studied at Oxford. In 2011 she was placed on the cover of the Davos Debates Video of Selected Entrants stating that Investing in & Empowering The Feminine Leadership Style is the largest economic opportunity worldwide. She is a Brand Ambassadress for Conscious Capitalism, Sustainability & Inclusion. She enjoys interviewing CEOs.
NOTE: Her Davos Challenge Video Series was filmed on a Dell Computer, financed by Citi, inspired by WPP, with refreshments from Coca Cola and hair products by Unilever. NEW Find The Davos Woman 30%+ Challenge Playlist & Click here for her Spring Message:

COMING NEXT: Sandra’s Video for Augusta and her Invite to CEOs to meet her in Florida or at CANNES LIONS.

FAVORITE QUOTE: “The world will be saved by the Western Woman.” ~ His Holiness, The Dalai Lama

LEADERS some of my favorite speakers at Davos this year were Christine Lagarde, Head of the IMF , Drew Faust, the President of Harvard and Viviane Reding of the EU Commission (some of you may remember my Twitter Videos supporting Viviane during the EU debates on #WomenOnBoards). I was impressed with men & women speaking at Davos this year. I was delighted that my first Davos 2013 VIDEO was a TOP VIDEO for #WEF per Eventifier – that’s me the lady in white & pink.  I also was happy to have my THREE KEY VIDEO Questions for CEOs become top VIDEOS on Twitter at once. See my prior posts for my Questions to CEO Martin Sorrell of WPPGroup (Media & Advertising), CEO Michael Corbat of Citigroup (Banking) and CEO Paul Polman of Unilever (Sustainability & Consumer Products). With your views, these videos willbecome Top Videos on YouTube & Google for a search of each CEO (and were already Top Videos on Twitter) .GatesFoundationCannesChimerDAVOS 2013 Resilient Dynamism WRAP UP MESSAGE. @Nouriel @WEF Are you LISTENING? Many thanks to my THINKERS 50 colleagues @DTapscott @Tom_Peters and others for RTing me during Davos. I look forward to achieving my goal of 30%+ Women at Davos. Indeed DAVOS WOMEN are on a roll…. Sandra Rupp is on the THINKERS 50 Guru Radar list for the world’s top business thinkers. She is an Executive Coach, Thought Leader & Advisor on “The Yin & Yang of Leadership,” and a Brand Ambassador for Conscious Capitalism, Sustainability & Inclusion. Media/Contact: www.parthenonadvisors.com www.sandrarupp.com Support her with a VOTE in 2015 at www.Thinkers50.com

For those who have followed me on Twitter and subscribed to my YouTube Channel, you know that I have admired CEO Paul Polman’s and Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan (click to view) , which I have recommended to my fellow THINKERS 50 colleagues. I really like Unilever’s broad definition of Sustainability which includes health, well being and self esteem. On that note, last year I had an issue with the Unilever Axe & Lynx Ads. Watch this follow up video to Paul, because I have a piece of AthenaPhoto good news to share: hint: maybe I can resume buying TRESemme Hair Products again (also owned by Unilever)….It took us just 4 months to get Women into Augusta with tweets & a video to Augusta Members and about 4 months to get the YouTube Axe Channel revised! How long will it take us to get 30% Women at Davos & invest in the largest economic opportunity worldwide? STAY TUNED. DAVOS WOMAN IS READY TO ROLL….

Sandra Rupp is on the THINKERS 50 Guru Radar list for the world’s top business thinkers. She is an Executive Advisor, Media Presenter & Thought Leader & on “The Yin & Yang of Leadership” and a Brand Ambassadress for Conscious Capitalism, Sustainability & Inclusion. Contact: www.parthenonadvisors.com www.sandrarupp.com Support her with a VOTE at www.Thinkers50.com

LEADERS my 1st RESILIENT DYNAMISM Question is for CEO Martin Sorrell of WPP Group whom I met a few years ago. I have very much admired his leadership in the Advertising sector. Here I ask how we can work together on a VERY important topic. LEADERS do you know what percent of Creative Director Heads at Major Ad Agencies are Women? – see Ad Age just 3%. We have more women on Boards than that…I am less comfortable with what I have seen in some Advertising & on Television, and I think they are influential on children and adults. I would love to work with CEO Martin Sorrell on getting more of a FEMININE LEADER VOICE in the Ad & Media Industries. CC @Davos: I think it would spur much more economic growth & help create a brighter future.

UPDATE: Soon after this post, CEO Sir Martin Sorrell complimented the distinct benefits of Women in Advertising (read here)

STAY TUNED for more DAVOS QUESTIONS to CEO Paul Polman of Unilever and CEO Michael Corbat of Citigroup. We have a lot of important topics to cover this year.

Sandra Rupp placed on the THINKERS 50 Guru Radar list for the world’s top business thinkers from 2011-2013. She is an Executive Advisor, Creative Talent, Media Presenter. She is Thought Leader on “The Yin & Yang of Leadership.” In 2011 she was a Selected Entrant in the Davos Debates stating that “Investing in The Feminine Leadership Style is the largest economic opportunity worldwide.” Her 2012 Davos and Cannes Lions Videos were tops on Twitter all week during these conferences. Contact: www.parthenonadvisors.com www.sandrarupp.com

Update: THIS WAS A TOP 10 VIDEO on Twitter for #WEF World Economic Forum per Eventifier. She was also a Top PHOTO on Twitter for search “Davos” and #WEF on Day One and was contacted by International Media.

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Sandra Rupp is delighted to share her 1st VIDEO celebrating Davos 2013. The theme for World Economic Forum this year is RESILIENT DYNAMISM. Sandra is on the THINKERS 50 Guru Radar list for the World’s Top Business Thinkers. She is Thought Leader, Speaker, Advisor on “The Yin & Yang of Leadership.” She was a selected entrant in the Davos Debates in 2011. In 2012 her Davos Video Question to World Leaders was #1 in YouTube Votes on the Davos Channel and a Top Video on Twitter all week during World Economic Forum. Contact: www.parthenonadvisors.com www.sandrarupp.com Follow her tweets @ExecCareerCoach and find more videos at YouTube Channel CLICK TO VIEW:

NEXT UP: Video Questions to SPECIFIC CEOs: WPP Group, Citigroup and Unilever.

 

 

FAVORITE QUOTE: “Great necessities call forth great leaders.” ~ ABIGAIL ADAMS

(Note: This post has been updated with a new video.) As we get ready to cover The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting at Davos, I wanted to introduce an important NEW TOPIC: THE HIGHLY SENSITIVE LEADERS : Leaders for the 21st Century. Did you know between 15 and 20% of people have a gene for being Highly Sensitive (HSPs)? For more on that topic check out the wonderful research and book by Dr. Elaine Aron. I am happy to share that I am an HSP. In this video I also discuss the HSS High Sensation Seeker and how some leaders are both HSS and HSP (that makes for a very interesting leader). Now I am currently working on a special video series to introduce the topic of THE HIGHLY SENSITIVE LEADERS, because I have coached and advised many people who fit this profile. Many Highly Sensitive Leaders are introverts on the Myers Briggs Test, however at least 30% are extroverted. They include both men and women. They are often intelligent, intuitive and creative. All are very important to Leadership in the 21st Century. Indeed our very survival will depend upon The HIGHLY SENSITIVE LEADERS. Interestingly they may not fit a 20th century style of Leadership, but they are increasingly leading 21st century companies. Two are my favorite billionaires, and many are the CEOs, Entrepreneurs and Leaders I most admire. It turns out Sensitivity is a good thing in Leaders. STAY TUNED for Davos 2013. The theme this year is RESILIENT DYNAMISM. To achieve this, I believe it will take some Highly Sensitive Leaders to get us through the challenges ahead, and I look forward to working with them this year. For more info on Executive Coaching, Career Coaching, Speaking, Videos, Publishers: Please visit my website at www.parthenonadvisors.com For Brand Ambassador work for Conscious Capitalism, Sustainability & Inclusion visit www.sandrarupp.com Follow my tweets @ExecCareerCoach and hashtag #DavosWoman. Find more Videos at YouTube Channel Support me with a Vote for me for THINKERS 50 at www.thinkers50.com 


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ABOUT SANDRA RUPP


Placed on THINKERS 50 Guru Radar List for the world's top business thinkers, Sandra Rupp is an Executive Coach, Advisor, Anchor, Interviewer. Her Videos have been tops for #WEF #Davos #CannesLions and #Augusta. Founder of Parthenon Advisors and Thought Leader on "The Yin & Yang of Leadership." In 2011 she stated to World Economic Forum that "Investing in & Empowering The Femininine Leadership Style the largest economic opportunity worldwide." They placed her on the cover of the Davos Debates Video of Selected Entrants. Sandra's passion is helping people and companies create a brighter 21st century future. With viewers now in 100 countries, she is the Anchor of "The Art of 21st Century Career Navigation." Look for her new Video on Demand and DVD on Amazon. Sandra is @CareerExpert on YouTube. Also connect with her at www.parthenonadvisors.com www.sandrarupp.com Sandra has an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern & studied International Business & Art at Oxford. She is an Ambassadress for Conscious Capitalism, Sustainability & Inclusion. Support her with a Vote at www.thinkers50.com
Contact: info@parthenonadvisors.com

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