Creative Leaders: Dominique Lévy on the people and passions that have shaped her career
World-renowned gallerist and businesswoman Dominique Lévy brings themes and subject matters together in ways that challenge conventions and evoke powerful emotions. In this interview at the French Institute Alliance Francaise in NYC, Lévy discusses pivotal moments in her career, the role of mentors, the art of negotiation, and her relationship with artists and collectors.
Upgrading capitalism for a more inclusive and equitable future
As President and CEO of PayPal, Dan Schulman has been vocal about giving capitalism an “upgrade” and leading towards a more inclusive and equitable future. At the FrenchFounders conference, co-presented with BNP Paribas, he takes us behind the scenes and describes how he instills these values at the heart of PayPal’s culture.
When Maureen Chiquet left her position as global CEO of Chanel, she was stripped of the identity she had known for many years. In order to move forward, she had to trace her past. Here she discusses her memoir, “Beyond The Label”, and her unconventional path to the executive suite. We learn about the challenges and unspoken expectations of women in her position. As a self described introvert, we discover in her a quiet power that speaks volumes.
The Maverick of Merchandising
Millard (“Mickey”) Drexler, the former CEO of J.Crew Group, Inc., and founder of Madewell, has shaped contemporary American style. He’s legendary for his discerning eye, hands-on leadership, and unwavering commitment to the customer. “I’m curious about everything. Curiosity is finding answers to things,“ sayas Drexler. In this broad-ranging talk, Drexler discusses his remarkable career building brands, merchandising with emotion, and connecting with the consumer.
The Vanity Fair Diaries
Tina Brown has been writing – and making – headlines throughout her career. The award-winning journalist has led Tatler, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker. For the launch of her book, “The Vanity Fair Diaries”, Brown takes us behind the scenes into the corridors of power and celebrity culture. As a working mother, she also shares the difficulties that accompanied her professional success.
Reporting from the Front Lines
Laura Haim’s award-winning reporting has taken her from the wars in Bosnia and Iraq to the White house, where she was the only French journalist to lead three exclusive interviews with President Barack Obama. A self-taught journalist who is known for her fearlessness and commitment to reporting from the front lines, Haim served as Spokesperson for international affairs during President Emmanuel Macron’s campaign in France. She discusses her thrilling career and the challenges involved in covering today’s world.
Imagine it Forward: Courage, Creativity, and the Power of Change by Beth Comstock
Beth Comstock is the former Vice Chair and Head of Marketing for GE. For close to 17 years at GE, as well as during her years working for NBC, Comstock championed innovation. In this insightful talk, Constock discusses being an advocate for perpetual learning and discovery. She also shares good advice on being a nimble and forward-thinking leader.
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At Studio Ceria, we produce and moderate talks with leaders who shape business, culture, and communities. We partner with non-profits and Fortune 500 companies to create custom speaker series designed to stimulate conversation around the themes central to their mission. By bringing together interesting people with diverse skills and perspectives, we curate conversations that build community.
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