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Leading with a 10 Year Clock

Saturday Spark #14 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO Do you remember where you were 10 years ago? I was running Boston.com and beginning to float this crazy idea I had for a start-up. Obama was 5 months into his presidency. Captain Sully had landed the plane in the Hudson. The Great Recession was […]


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An Unbalanced Life Worth Living

Saturday Spark #13 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO I swore I would never write about work-life balance. My reasons were in part to avoid perpetuating the gender stereotype. I find it’s a topic most leaders wrestle with, but generally only women leaders get asked about, primarily by other women. It’s also sets up […]


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3 Ideas to Fix the Gender Gap in Leadership

Saturday Spark #12 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO Several years ago, I realized that I didn’t know very many women who were raising young children, running companies or a large business unit, with a working spouse. I could count about five in my network. I decided to invite these five women to dinner. […]


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Why You Need a Culture of Lifelong Learning

Saturday Spark #11 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO A recent New York Times article on the job market in Phoenix could have been about most urban areas in America. “Tech is splitting the workforce in two” explains that high wage jobs are available for a small amount of highly educated workers at companies […]


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How to Solve the Happiness Crisis

Saturday Spark #10 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO This week, I learned that we have a “Happiness Crisis” on our hands, especially here in the US. At a conference for 600+ human resources executives, the keynote speaker shared the latest World Happiness Report, which came out a few weeks ago. Commissioned originally for […]


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Earth Day EcoChallenge

Did you know that due to existing inequalities, women and girls are disproportionately vulnerable to the impacts of climate change? Yet at the same time, engaging women and girls is pivotal to addressing global warming successfully. Or did you know that the power sector currently accounts for around 40% of annual greenhouse gas emissions, making […]


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My Love-Hate Relationship with Paper Straws

Saturday Spark #9 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO Earlier this week, I was blessed to be sipping a piña colada with a view of the ocean. I was also thrilled that the drink came with a paper straw. I hate plastic straws. Like many, I cried seeing the video of the sea turtle […]


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Are You What Your People Eat?

Saturday Spark #8 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO Last year, WeWork rocked the business world. Not for the staggering amounts of capital raised or opening more than 200 new locations, but for a simple and yet profound announcement signaling their values. The headline read:  We Will Not Serve or Pay For Meat. The […]


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Raising Kids and Companies in the Climate Change Era

Saturday Spark #7 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO During dinner this week, my 14-year old son posed a hypothetical, but achingly relevant question. “Mom, if you had all the money and all the power in the world for 24 hours, what would you do to fix the climate.” The combination of great schools […]


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I’m Here for the Mission

Saturday Spark #6 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO I have stood in airport security lines close to fifty times in the last twelve months. So a few weeks ago in Newark, I was startled when one of the TSA agents said something besides, “Cell phones go in the bins.” She said, “Welcome ladies […]


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This Online Quiz Can Change the World

Saturday Spark #5 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO I am a sucker for online quizzes, whether learning that I’m most like Darryl Philbin in The Office or that Austin, TX is the city that most fits my personality (who knew?). So when I learned from one of the campaigns on WeSpire about a short, […]


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State of Employee Engagement 2019

This week was a big week at WeSpire, as our 7th annual State of Employee Engagement research report was released.  This year, we surveyed over 1,700 full-time US employees and expanded our survey to include a separate track for employees in human resources, as well as added more questions about preferences for rewards/incentives and additional […]


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