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How Jessica Honegger used fashion to leave her footprint in the world and make an impact for countless artisan and fashion entrepreneurs in Africa, Latin America, and the world.
Companies that have more diverse teams have 19% higher revenue. Inclusive companies are 1.7 times more likely to be innovation leaders in their market. 67% of job seekers said a diverse workforce is important when considering job offers. Racially and ethnically diverse companies outperform industry norms by 35%. However, there are only five black CEOs on the 2020 list of Fortune 500 companies, there are more CEOs who are named David than there are CEOs who are women, minority applicants continue to delete reference from their race in their resumes, and nearly half of LGBTQ Americans haven't come out at work.
Before Amazon even delivered its first package, its founder and CEO Jeff Bezos had a clear objective that has driven the company till this day. In an interview made on July 1999, Jeff Bezos said: “If there is one thing Amazon.com is about, is obsessive attention to the customer experience, end to end. What matters to me is that we provide the best customer service.” Amazon’s customer-obsessive philosophy has played a key role in helping the e-commerce giant become who they are today.
Since its launch in 2009 in San Francisco, Uber has radically disrupted the transportation landscape by providing innovative solutions to customers. Uber founders Travis Kalanick and Garret Camp envisioned a great void in the taxi industry: its inability to adapt to emerging technologies and consumer trends. The founders transformed such void into a powerful business opportunity by pioneering the ride-hailing service app.
As one of the largest beverages and snack companies in the world, and with more than 22 brands worth more than $2 billion, PepsiCo competes in diverse markets and industries around the world. Since its emergence in 1965, PepsiCo has reached tremendous levels of success by focusing on product innovation, international presence, the acquisition of strategic firms, and building strong partnerships with its distribution channels.
Southwest Airlines exemplifies exceptional corporate culture and people management practices that nurtures and develops its brilliant human-capital. The company’s focus on building and sustaining both its culture and people management practices is clearly giving results – with Southwest offering the most-appraised customer service in the airline industry, has the greatest seat-occupancy per flight, the most productive employees, and has rightfully earned prestigious ‘Best Places to Work’ awards.
Elon Musk is, without a doubt, a visionary entrepreneur. Through the companies he founded – which include PayPal, Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, The Boring Company, Zip2, OpenAI, X.com, and the Musk Foundation – he disrupted diverse industries by consistently challenging the status-quo with innovation and ground- breaking ideas. The impact he had, and is currently having, in the business world is infinite.
Robert Iger, The Walt Disney’s Company current CEO, joined the firm in 1996 after Disney acquired ABC Studios. He remained as president and CEO of ABC Studios after the acquisition until 1999, when he made president of Walt Disney International. Shortly after, Iger was promoted to Disney’s CEO. Since his tenure as CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Iger has transformed the company and propelled it to a whole new level.