500 take intelligent risks at Northwest Arkansas event
Monday, June 29, 2015
Posted by: Barbara Francella
500 executives and emerging leaders learned about intelligent risk-taking at
the annual NEW Northwest Arkansas LPGA Breakfast Event celebrating Women's Day,
June 25, 2015 at John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers, Ark.
panelists Laura Desmond, CEO, Starcom MediaVest Group; Kim Underhill, global
president, Kimberly-Clark; and Latriece Watkins, senior vice president, merchandising for Walmart offered
their insights on personal and professional empowerment during "Taking
Intelligent Risks: Learning as Much from Failure as Success."
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intelligent risks requires authenticity, the willingness to learn and keeping
your head up when facing failure, the panelists said.
"Did you learn something?" Desmond
asked. "Then it’s not a complete failure. Move yourself forward and don’t
make that mistake twice. Now you’ve propelled yourself. You’re more resilient
and on your way.”
Other key takeaways include:
- It's okay to
fail, if you fail forward
- You can't
hit a homerun if you do not swing
- Go outside
of your comfort zone — stretch yourself
sending large delegations to the event include Big Heart Pet Brands, ConAgra
Foods Inc., Hallmark Cards Inc., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Procter & Gamble,
Tyson Foods Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Northwest Arkansas Co-Chair, Programs Jody Pinson of Walmart;
Logistics Amber Kramer; panelists Kim Underhill of Kimberly-Clark,
Watkins of Walmart and Laura Desmond of Starcom; Co-Secretary
Linda Lauschke of
Blue Bunny; and Co-Chair, Programs Jacque Franklin of
at the regional event.