Deborah Trefts, The Chautauquan Daily, July 25, 2016
At 1 p.m. Monday at the Women’s Club, as part of the Chautauqua Professional Women’s Network series, Davia Temin will speak about “Living Your Legacy Every Day, and Having Fun Doing It!” This will be her third CPWN talk since 2013.
Temin said this is one of her best talks ever.
“This one is about the essential. Branding is fun, but on the superficial end of it,” she said. “This is about essence, legacy and living a cohesive, purposed life day in and day out. There’s a reason The Purpose Driven Life is second in sales after the Bible.”
The song in the hit Broadway musical Hamilton — “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story” — is for her emblematic of what legacy is about. She said everyone has been worried about it, from the ancient Romans to America’s founding fathers to its leaders in the 1950s and the present.
“It has nothing to do with money,” Temin said. “Rather it is about handcrafting the story you leave behind for the world.” […read more]
Davia Temin was one of 55 CEOs, entrepreneurs, artists and businesswomen from various industries invited to play at a women-only poker tournament in London last month. The event was organized by Heidi Messer, a New York entrepreneur and investor who first launched the tournament in her Manhattan apartment a couple of years ago.
Messer saw the power in the unspoken connection between powerful men in business — created through golf, fraternities or sporting events — and decided it was time for women to have the same. […read more]
Jane Newton announced the full agenda for the 7th Annual RegentAtlantic Wall Street Women Forum to be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 2pm-7pm. Headlining the invitation-only event will be luminary keynotes, Suni Harford, Head of Markets, North America, Citigroup, and Ina Drew, Independent Consultant and Retired Chief Investment Officer, JPMorgan Chase.
Davia Temin, President and CEO, Temin and Company, will moderate Leveraging the Power of Your Personal Brand, with panelists Jenifer Schweitzer Brooks, Chief Marketing Officer, Golub Capital, and Erika Irish Brown, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Bloomberg LP.
The invitation-only Forum was launched in 2010 and today is one of the most sought after events for senior-level women on Wall Street. […read more]
American Banker shares the 10 most popular BankThink articles of 2014, based on audience page views. “Women and Power: Seven Ways Successful Women Survive,“ an article authored by Davia Temin, chief executive of New York management consultancy Temin and Co., comes in at number nine.
“Research suggests that women in leadership positions are most successful when they develop flexible management styles and pay attention to some uncomfortable truths in today’s workplace.” […read more]
Do activist investors really see women CEOs as easier targets? That’s the question that media pundits and experts alike are abuzz with as six prominent female CEOs fend off bids from aggressive activist investors. Most recently, GM CEO Mary Barra is feeling pressure from an activist who is trying to get on her board. She joins Pepsi’s Indra Nooyi, Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, DuPont’s Ellen Kullman, Mondelez’s Irene Rosenfeld and HP’s Meg Whitman who are also under pressure from the likes of activists.
With only 25 female CEOs in the Fortune 500, it’s hard not to pause and question if gender targeting is really going on. But rather than join the discussion on whether or not they think these activists are targeting them on gender grounds, all the executives are staying quiet. None of the women have come out publicly on the issue and all of them either denied Fortune’s request for comment or didn’t respond immediately. Why?
Call it good common sense. Becoming the “poster child” for any issue — gender aside — when your company is under pressure to perform is the last thing any CEO should do, a group of experts told Fortune. Commenting publicly on the issue would not only put these women in a position of weakness, but could encourage activist investors to see their gender as a barrier to them being an effective leader.
“Chief executives are interested in maintaining both their power and reputation,” said Davia Temin, the founder of Temin & Co., a crisis-management firm. “There would be no benefit in acknowledging your gender. In fact, a lot of detriment could come of that. A female CEO doesn’t need to remind anyone else that she is a woman seeking the very same leadership goals as a man.” […read more]
Paula Schneider, American Apparel Inc. incoming chief executive officer, hasn’t even started work yet and she’s already facing a group of disgruntled managers. More than 30 executives asked the board to reconsider their decision to fire former CEO and company founder Dov Charney, according to a letter obtained by Bloomberg News. Charney should be a part of the retailer’s future by helping the next CEO improve the chain because he is what “makes this thing tick,” the managers said.
Charney’s loyalists bring an additional headache to a new CEO already coping with red ink and sluggish sales. The chain has racked up more than $300 million in net losses since 2010, forcing it to raise capital to make ends meet — most recently in July. Schneider also has to contend with image problems at a company that’s been criticized for its racy advertising and sexually charged culture.
Bringing in a woman with a lot of experience may help repair American Apparel’s public image, said Davia Temin, founder of Temin & Co., a New York crisis-management firm. “From a reputation point of view, it’s a good choice,” Temin said. “It’s probably the only choice they had, doing something drastic.” […read more]
Among the stories in this week’s Weekly Wrap, Management consultant Davia Temin takes a look at some uncomfortable findings about how successful women negotiate unconscious gender bias and power dynamics in finance, technology and other industries. […read more]
Davia Temin joins Freyan Billimoria for Levo League’s “Office Hours,” a weekly, 30-minute live Q&A video chat that gives viewers an exclusive inside look into the career path, lessons learned and personal advice from top leaders and experts. She shares stories about how she got where she is today, top tips for communications, and managing those curveballs that life throws at you. […read more]
While few people agree on just about any aspect of Jill Abramson’s dismissal as executive editor of the New York Times, there’s general consensus on this: The company didn’t handle it well. “When someone is embroiled in a dispute, you become myopic and you see the world through your own lenses and lose track of how others will view it,” said Davia Temin. “There’s no excuse for not taking the high road — no matter how provoked you feel you are.” — Bloomberg[…read more]