Named four times as one of Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women. The Financial Times listed her as one of the top 50 people in world business twice. Fortune anointed her as the 22nd Top person in Business. Fast Company? It called her one of the Top 100 Most Creative People in Business. She is Mindy Grossman, and she is force of nature.
Throughout a 40-year career, she has played leading roles in transforming Nike, Ralph Lauren, and HSN and WW (Weight Watchers)— which were two companies she led as CEO.
At HSN, she led it to become one of the top 10 most trafficked and innovative e-commerce sites during the early days of online commerce. Under her leadership, she took the company public at a stock price of $10 and grew it to $55 per share, which was the price upon her departure 7 years later. At WW, working with Oprah Winfrey as her partner, she complexly transformed the company into a leader in promoting well-being.
Grossman serves on many for-profit and philanthropic Boards, including Bloomin’ Brands, the National Retail Federation, the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Wharton School of Business, Fanatics, and UNICEF.
Throughout his career as an executive, entrepreneur, consultant, and author working with some of the world’s most valuable brands, respected organizations, and influential leaders, Sinoway has—as Stevenson describes it—“epitomized Entrepreneurial Thinking by succeeding as ‘an entrepreneur’ in a wide breath of organizations that were both early stage and well established.”
Howard H. Stevenson is a historic figure in the field of entrepreneurship – one who has been heralded as “the Lion of Entrepreneurship” by Forbes, credited with “coining the best definition of an entrepreneur ever” by Inc. Magazine, and described as “the individual who will go down in business history as ‘the entrepreneur of the entrepreneurs’” by Steve Jobs’ mentor, Arthur Rock.
For over 40 years, during the triumphs and tribulations of the world’s largest insurance company, there was one executive whose Entrepreneurial Thinking drove innovation, launched new businesses, and pushed what is a behemoth company forward.
With a leadership positions in the private, nonprofit, and academic sectors, Neylon has worked at the intersection of applying corporate principles and Entrepreneurial Thinking to leading mission-driven organizations.