SheLeads Panel: Jackie DeSouza, Dr. Kimberly Beatty, Karen Fenaroli, Angela Hurt,

Pursuing the Promise of International Women’s Day

Karen FenaroliArticles, Views

Empirical evidence proves the value of unleashing the talent represented in half of the population – WOMEN. Imperatives for this generation of leaders and the next: Be bold. Be progressive. Lean In. I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to help run the #SheLeads panel discussion held at WeWork Corrigan Station in Kansas City as part of its International …

Karen Fenaroli - Fearless, visionary, giving

Are you a CEO yet? Fearless, visionary and giving

Karen FenaroliArticles, Views

“For it is in giving that we receive.” — Francis of Assisi I’m so thankful to have had an opportunity to share more about my mission and vision as not only the founder and CEO of Fenaroli & Associates, but as a corporate citizen of Kansas City. This is an amazing town and one I’m proud to give back to …

Leadership and the Cookie - Karen Fenaroli

Leadership and the Cookie

Karen FenaroliArticles, Views

A passport, a key card and a cookie — all three are unlikely characters in a story about leadership. But with the right actions, attitude and drive, disruptive leaders can take these unlikely assets and use them to craft a narrative of likely success. Before we get started, it’s important to note that the other essential element of our story …

The Most Important Decision Made: Saying “Yes”

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“Truly successful decision-making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking.” — Malcolm Gladwell My own decision made: This week marks an important milestone for our firm. We are proud to have opened our newest and fifth office; that’s right, we’re expanding our presence in the Midwest and excited to be an integral part of Kansas City! In the …

State Street Makes the Push for Women on Boards

Karen FenaroliArticles

As the discussion about the importance of diversity in the boardroom rages on, State Street is openly taking measures to enact change at firms in which it owns shares. The index-fund giant has announced that it will mandate firms begin to add female directors to their boards, or require the firms to prove that a lack of diversity has no …

From Start-Up to C-Suite: 3 Critical Components of Entrepreneurial Thinking

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Last fall, Uber asked me to vet 25 start-up pitches from local entrepreneurs (all women) competing with others in select cities for a chance at $150,000 in tech funding in its “Fueling the Growth” initiative called UberPITCH. I spent the better part of an afternoon in an Uber car listening to these bright CEOs give back-to-back pitches for 5 minutes …