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Texas based Match, Bumble react to new anti-abortion law
Isa Soares, CNN’s Quest Means Business, September 3, 2021
In an interview with CNN’s Isa Soares about business’s reaction to Texas’ new anti-Choice law, Davia Temin discusses how many companies are waiting to see the reaction of the public before taking a stand.
“Do not underestimate the power of employees….and of customers and of stake holders, shareholders, to affect the positions that corporations will take.”
Felicity Huffman lands 1st acting role since college admissions scandal
Good Morning America, December 1, 2020
The actress, who served 11 days in jail after pleading guilty in the Varsity Blues scandal, will star in an ABC comedy as the unlikely owner of a minor league baseball team.
“She’s been truly contrite and regretful, remorseful, about what she did,” said Davia Temin. “She comes out, maybe, with a renewed sense of purpose. That’s something that really works for reputation rehabilitation. Because it’s real.”
Know the Rules of the Game: Leading Through Crisis & Chaos
Desirée Patno, Know the Rules of the Game, June 17, 2020
We’re no longer in crisis, we’re in chaos. Here are rules to help you lead – yourselves, your family, company, and community – through crisis and chaos, with honor, integrity, and your reputation intact. From one of the most sought-after crisis strategists in the world.
Desirée Patno, host, Know the Rules of the Game Podcast, is joined by Davia Temin to discuss leading through crisis and chaos.
The Doyenne of ‘Courage’ in Crisis
Bridget Paverd, PRSA, May 13, 2019
I spent a morning in New York City with Davia Temin last week.
While respectful of the knowledge of others, and always open to learning, there are just so many accomplished professionals that I am seldom blown away meeting a specialized superstar.
Davia is an exception.
Davia and I discussed crisis as we see it now, in 2019…. A world of ‘alternative facts’ and the MeToo movement. We shared war stories. I wanted to write down every word she said – she was so generous with advice. We talked about the value of the truth. And of listening. Of “hearing” both clients and audiences and moving our clients into recovery as quickly as possible.
Davia Temin has shaped, and continues to define, contemporary crisis communication. All of us who work in reputation management have been influenced by her leadership. Even those who don’t know her name follow her best practices. Barely a month goes by that she is not quoted in major media. […read more]
Temps at the top
Nancy Marshall-Genzer, Marketplace, April 23, 2019
Right now, the Trump administration has acting heads at the Defense Department, Homeland Security, the Small Business Administration, and the Office of Management and Budget. By the time you finish reading this story, there could be more. And that’s just the way President Trump likes it, as he told CBS’s “Face the Nation” in February.
“I like ‘acting’ because I can move so quickly,” he said. “It gives me more flexibility.”
It’s the kind of flexibility that’s increasingly on display in the private sector. Intel appointed Robert Swan as interim CEO last June. Last month, Wells Fargo announced that its general counsel, C. Allen Parker, would become interim CEO and president. J. Crew, Comscore and Herbalife have also brought on interim CEOs this year.
Davia Temin coaches interim executives. She says they have a tough job.
“You’ve got the title — almost,” she said. “You’ve got the responsibility — almost. You are acting as if you are the CEO, but when it comes to long-term strategy and planning and action and vision and mission, you don’t have that nod.” […read more]
Dora Mekouar, VOA Connect, April 12, 2019
Davia Temin is featured in this Voice of America Connect story with reporting by Dora Mekouar. In this video she shares the story behind her woman-owned crisis and reputation management firm and the different tools firms and people can use when faced with catastrophe. […read more]
Leading in a ‘MeToo’ Era
Wanda Wallace, “Out of the Comfort Zone,” Voice America, September 14, 2018
In the era of #MeToo, less and less silence surrounds cases of sexual harassment. Companies and leaders need to know what to do to prevent the problem in the first place as well as how to respond to accusations whether the case can be proven or not. Tune in to hear the experiences and advice from Davia Temin, who counsels boards, companies and leaders on how to manage their reputations especially in times of crisis. […read more]
To download the episode, CLICK HERE.
California to Mandate Gender Diversity in the Boardroom
Sonny Santistevan, CyberVista, September 11, 2018
California legislators have recently passed a bill that would mandate publicly-traded companies that are headquartered in California appoint one woman (at a minimum) on their board by the end of 2019. Boards with five or more directors will need to have at least two or three women by the end of 2021, contingent on the size of the board. Although California Governor Jerry Brown has yet to sign the bill, if he does, non-compliant companies will have to face financial penalties if they don’t adhere to the legislative mandate.
“There are many roads to Mecca and many ways we can accomplish strong, wise, smart, and diverse boards” said Davia Temin, President and CEO of Temin and Company. “On a principal level, I’m not very much for quotas. However, I think that the law is going along with the drumbeat of interest in getting more women on boards. I think it would happen regardless whether there is a law or not because I think the momentum is there, but I do think this is going to hurry it along.”
When asked if the legislation would test the pipeline of potential qualified female candidates, Temin seemed less concerned. “I do think there is a great pipeline for women directors – and a full pipeline for women directors that exist already, so I think that should this law be on the books, they will find some great people to populate the director ranks.” […read more]
Moonves Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Richard Quest, Quest Means Business, CNN Money, September 10, 2018
It’s a pivotal moment for the #MeToo Movement and for CBS. Their Chief Executive, Les Moonves, is leaving the company immediately, pushed out by fresh accusations of sexual assault. Moonves is the first Fortune 500 CEO to be ousted through the #MeToo era.
The controversy isn’t over because the details of Moonves’ payout is still to be decided. CBS shares have regained some of the early losses. They are still down for the day, that’s partly because with Moonves gone, the battle for control of CBS has come to an end.
Richard Quest talked to media reputation strategist, Davia Temin, about Moonves’ exit and potential payout, the #MeToo Movement, how a board should respond to years’ old allegations, and Serena Williams’ response to her fine at the U.S. Open. […read more]
Leadership in AI Space — Davia Temin & Bruce Molloy
Yevgeni Zolotorevsky, The Accessible AI Podcast, June 18, 2018
Davia Temin and Bruce Molloy discuss the mission and potential of Springboard; the role of art, music and creativity in AI; near future predictions for AI growth; some insight into linear regression and neural nets in machine learning; advantages of early adoption; the user interface in AI; examples of recent significant problems in AI; generative Adversarial Networks (GANs); self-improving algorithms; how does AI “improve”? How do we know it is for the better?; AI and the job market; tips for entrepreneurs; and more. […read more]
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