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March 2, 2016

As a sponsor for this event since its inception, CBIZ MHM’s Linda Lauer welcomed the group sharing the value of women in our workplace.  Linda also noted the national firm’s development of business women through our Women’s Advantage program.

Carolyn Hardy of Chism Hardy Investments and Henderson Worldwide Investments headlined as the keynote. Working among ‘the good old boys’, she quickly realized the importance of using her relationships to her advantage. During her address, Carolyn spoke about how women should utilize their connections and “human collateral” to advance in their business endeavors, noting that “you will never make a sale if you call the receptionist.”

Overall, the group discussion was very empowering.  Many panelists discussed how women in business should lift each other up by partnering with one another rather than competing among the few women already in the room.

Other panelists included Sara Burnett from LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, Stacy McCall of ServicesMaster by Stratos, and Sarah Petschonek of Volunteer Odyssey.

A crowd of 200 gathered for the #BIZWomen event at the Brooks Museum. To read further coverage, view the Memphis Daily News article.

For more information about CBIZ Women's Advantage, click here.


(picture courtesy of Memphis Daily News/Andrew J. Breig)




September 25, 2015

Featured in The Memphis Daily News, Senior Managing Director Eustis Corrigan explains why he is passionate about his [now] home of Memphis, TN.

The “I Choose Memphis” special feature on the Daily News website spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home.  Profiles are provided by a local non-profit, leadership development organization called the New Memphis Institute.

Corrigan, a Louisiana native, talks about some of his personal favorites in Memphis as well as his first memory of the Bluff City.

Eustis has more than 25 years of comprehensive tax, accounting, and strategic business consulting experience, the majority of which he served as a tax services partner with an international accounting firm. Prior to joining CBIZ, Eustis was a tax partner with a Top 50 accounting firm, where he held a leadership role for all tax services. His career also includes serving as the Chief Financial Officer for a publicly-traded, Southeast-based regional bank holding company.

For more information on Eustis Corrigan,
view his bio on our website.  To view the full Memphis Daily News feature, click the button below.


 




February 27, 2015

The Daily News hosted the third annual Women & Business Seminar at the Brooks Museum. This year was the second in a row in which the event sold out. We are honored to have been a sponsor since the seminar’s inception and to have Linda Lauer speak about the national CBIZ Women’s Advantage in the event’s opening remarks. This year’s keynote speaker was Keri Wright, Chairman and CEO of Universal Asset Management (UAM).

Appointed to Chief Operating Officer at UAM when she was only 25, Keri attributes her success to finding confidence and courage in herself. Her speech was particularly focused on finding these traits at a young age, something she gained while flying an airplane solo at the age of 15. Pointedly, Keri can relate everything in her career to “having to land the plane.” The phrase repeatedly served as the driver behind all of Keri’s points in her speech, whether it be literally or figuratively. Keri notes that learning to take full ownership of a tough situation with confidence and courage and seeing it through is what she strives to teach young women.

The Q&A section allowed audience members to inquire about common issues in the workplace including flexible work arrangements, work-life balance, and finding trusted business partners. Kim Grant, Owner of Kim Grant Homes, echoed Keri’s sentiments regarding age being a business hurdle she has had to overcome. Interestingly, even with both women working in extremely male-dominated industries, each claimed age to be her larger issue at hand.

Judy McLellan of Crye-Leike spoke to the importance of having a mentor, citing her mother, a former realtor, as her biggest influence. And Lauren McHugh, President of Huey’s, also noted the importance of finding a mentor at a young age, noting that connecting with someone early on in your career can be a tremendous help in your professional growth.

The entire panel spurred the over 250 women and men into discussion, and the room’s intimate setting allowed for quick dialogue. Publisher of the Daily News, Eric Barnes, took questions up until the last second with hands still raised. With the chatter only continuing at the event’s wine and cheese reception, one thing is clear - the women & business seminar series is flying, and it doesn’t look like it’s ready to land anytime soon.




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