Episode 404: Innovative Women
The BusinessMakers interview two extraordinary women: Leisa Holland-Nelson interviews Pam Lockard, founder and president of marketing firm DMN3; and Russ visits with Laura Spanjian, director of sustainability for the City of Houston. In our vignettes, Leisa interviews Melissa Stevens of the Stevens Group; Robin visits with Janet Gurwitch, Castanea Partners; and PKF’s Karen Love interviews Susan McEldoon, KHOU-TV.
Russ and John present the ground-level show that features real world business. We call ‘em like we see ‘em. Take it or leave it! We are in the trenches, folks! Includes: The BusinessMakers Quote of the Week—a gross simplification from French author Jules Renard; This Week in Business History saw the New York Stock Exchange established, Walter Cronkite signed off as America’s Most Trusted News Man and IBM released PC DOS 2.0; the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak that YOU should know; and Dumb Moments—the Sequester? Really?!
Not all cities have one! (And, to be fair, she is our first!) Houston Mayor Annise Parker has created this position to help reduce Houston’s greenhouse gas emissions. Russ interviews Laura Spanjian, director of sustainability for the City of Houston.VOTE: Mayors Challenge Fan Favorite Selection
Pam Lockard says she has always been bossy, that it only made sense that she start her own company. So she did—and that was 20 years ago. Leisa Holland-Nelson interviews Pam Lockard, founder and president of marketing agency DMN3, third fastest growing women-owned business in Houston. It’s a David-and-Goliath world out there and we’re all going to need better and more creative online skills.
How do the great brands maintain their effectiveness? Robin Tooms visits with Janet Gurwitch, operating partner of Castanea Partners and former CEO of Laura Mercier Cosmetics & Skincare.
The BusinessMakers welcome another extraordinary woman to Houston. Leisa Holland-Nelson interviews the fearless Melissa Stevens, founder and president of PR agency the Stevens Group.
Does Houston’s “Land of Opportunity” apply to women too? PKF’s Karen Love discusses the local business environment with Susan McEldoon, president and general manager of KHOU-TV.