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Business for the Return on Humanity | Kim Box

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Kim Box

Founder & CEO
Kamere, Inc.
Chico State '83

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Kim Box

Founder & CEO
Kamere, Inc.
Chico State '83

About The Talk:

Kim graduated from Chico State with a degree in Management and a minor in Computer Science. Since then she’s produced an emmy-award winning film, started a nonprofit, built an inspiration-based website, and much more. Her full biography is available at her website. Watch Kim's Biz Talk to learn about a business principle called “Return on Humanity” and hear how she’s transformed her career to live and work with purpose. Her inspiring talk will reveal the keys to social entrepreneurship; building a business with an impact. For more insight, read her book, Woven Leadership: The Power of Diversity to Transform Your Organization for Success.

Finding Career Satisfaction | Jen Halford

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Jen Halford

Program Director
Wildcat Leadership Institute
Chico State '00

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Jen Halford

Program Director
Wildcat Leadership Institute
Chico State '00

About The Talk:

Jen received a bachelor's in political science from Chico State before going on to study law at Santa Clara University. In her Biz Talk, Jen shares what drew her down the path to a career in law, and what moved her away from the corporate world into the world of education. Jen developed a ⅔ rule for qualifying her career choices and in this talk, she shares her rule with us. As Program Director at the Wildcat Leadership Institute, Jen helps students every day to develop the skills they need for the work force. She often coaches them through critical decisions we all have to make when launching our careers. Watch this Biz Talk for a relatable and informative Biz Talk that will give you a compass to navigate your career and the inspiration to pursue your dreams.

Setting Yourself Apart | Jeni DeSpain

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Jeni DeSpain

Director of Sales
Build.com
Chico, CA

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Jeni DeSpain

Director of Sales
Build.com
Chico, CA

About The Talk:

Jeni DeSpain has had a unique career path, taking her from hairstylist to Director of Sales at Build.com. But setting herself apart as a salesperson has helped her every step of the way. In just 5 years she went from Data Clerk to Director of Sales at one of the fastest-growing online home improvement retailers. Watch her Biz Talk to learn what she does to stand out and how putting people first has made all the difference. In her various roles at Build, Jeni has increased the company’s revenue by millions of dollars in mere months and she now leads teams that bring in over $20 million per month! Watch her Biz Talk for the secrets to becoming a better salesperson and a better leader.

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