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Business leaders are striving to keep their workplaces healthy and productive, tackle issues of equity, and address unprecedented economic challenges. Succeeding in this ever-changing environment requires grit and ingenuity. Welcome to Business Better, a podcast that helps businesses navigate the new normal.

Business Better Ballard Spahr LLP

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Business leaders are striving to keep their workplaces healthy and productive, tackle issues of equity, and address unprecedented economic challenges. Succeeding in this ever-changing environment requires grit and ingenuity. Welcome to Business Better, a podcast that helps businesses navigate the new normal.

    A Conversation with Liz Bentley, Founder and President of Liz Bentley Associates

    A Conversation with Liz Bentley, Founder and President of Liz Bentley Associates

    Today's episode features a conversation with Liz Bentley, founder and President of Liz Bentley Associates, a consulting firm specializing in leadership development programs. Ms. Bentley discusses her own background and career path, the role and importance of outside interests, dealing with failure, developing self-discipline, courage and confidence, how to advance in one’s career, and some thoughts on the return to the workplace.

    • 35 min
    Cultivating Innovation and Economic Development at Higher-Ed Institutions with Zach Miles from the Oklahoma State University Research Foundation

    Cultivating Innovation and Economic Development at Higher-Ed Institutions with Zach Miles from the Oklahoma State University Research Foundation

    Zach Miles, Senior Associate Vice President of Technology Economic Development and the Executive Director at Oklahoma State University Research Foundation, joins the show to discuss the role that OK State, and other universities, play in cultivating communities of innovation. The conversation touches on general trends, how certain universities might prefer a regional-focus on innovation, and the keys to success for an incubator accelerator. Leading the conversation is Scott Marty, Ph.D., a Partner.

    • 50 min
    Conversations with Women Leaders in Finance, with Special Guest Mary DiMartino from J.P. Morgan

    Conversations with Women Leaders in Finance, with Special Guest Mary DiMartino from J.P. Morgan

    In this series, we profile women in finance to learn about their leadership roles in financial services and capital markets. This episode features an interview with Mary DiMartino, Executive Director at J.P. Morgan Securities, where she focuses on public finance. Ms. DiMartino talks about her background and career path, the kinds of projects she works on, her experience in recruiting, and the impact of the pandemic on the work environment and the use of technology. Ballard Spahr Partner Emilie Ninan leads.

    • 28 min
    A Roundtable Discussion on Environmental Justice

    A Roundtable Discussion on Environmental Justice

    This episode features a panel discussion on the topic of Environmental Justice – what it is, the concerns on which it focuses, current policy efforts to address it, and how stakeholders might be affected by regulatory efforts in this realm. Harry Weiss, leader of the firm’s Environment and Natural Resources Group, leads the conversation featuring Environmental Protection representatives at a federal and state level.

    • 44 min
    Economic Development Trends in Nevada with Robert Rippee, Executive Director of UNLV’s Black Fire Innovation Hub

    Economic Development Trends in Nevada with Robert Rippee, Executive Director of UNLV’s Black Fire Innovation Hub

    Robert Rippee joins the show to talk about economic development trends in Nevada and how Black Fire Innovation (a unique public-private partnership between Caesar’s Entertainment corporation and the University of Nevada Las Vegas) is driving innovative concepts in the gaming & hospitality market. Robert touches on how the pandemic has impacted innovation and reflects on how he engages UNLV students and supports their goals to lead innovative projects and solutions. Ballard Spahr partner Scott Marty hosts.

    • 43 min
    A Discussion on Diversity in the Workplace with Anne Robinson, general counsel of The Vanguard Group

    A Discussion on Diversity in the Workplace with Anne Robinson, general counsel of The Vanguard Group

    Today’s guest is Anne Robinson, general counsel of The Vanguard Group and secretary of the Vanguard funds. Anne joins to discuss her role at Vanguard, the importance of diversity within Vanguard, the impact of the events of the past year and a half, and advice she would give to promote the success of members of diverse communities. Leading the conversation is Marcel Pratt, who represents clients in high-stakes litigation and investigations and serves as the Managing Partner of Ballard’s Philadelphia off

    • 35 min

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