The Penfold Complex: why women need to “see it” to believe we can “be it”

by Kate Gomes

Director and Shell Client Service Director
October 11, 2017

The Penfold Complex: why women need to “see it” to believe we can “be it”

There is a certain irony, nearly lost on me, about how I tried to begin writing this article. This morning, I spent an hour or two, researching for an “authority” to legitimate my opinion. Without this, I somehow felt my article would be weaker, or my thoughts would have less impact. I wanted to find … Read more The Penfold Complex: why women need to “see it” to believe we can “be it”

The Weekly Five Pointer: How to read Game of Thrones before 2019, a transatlantic cable, and other things you might’ve missed

Ever heard of Sputnik? Well, it’s for sale. Even if you’ve heard of Elon Musk, you may not know that his mom, Maye Musk, just landed a new job. And though you might recall learning about Paul Revere in history class, you might not have expected his name to make headlines in this century. All … Read more The Weekly Five Pointer: How to read Game of Thrones before 2019, a transatlantic cable, and other things you might’ve missed

The Values Sharing Economy

When given the choice, people prefer to do business with companies who share their values. This creates a powerful incentive for businesses to exhibit and exemplify the values that are of the greatest importance to their customers, employees and shareholders. In fact, shared values should be the primary basis upon which companies engage with their … Read more The Values Sharing Economy

All aboard! Last stop for the Party Congress at the Seventh Plenum station

Train Station

From October 11-14th, the Party’s Central Committee convened in Beijing for its Seventh Plenum, the last assembly of the elite body’s roughly 200 members before the conclusion of its five-year term at the 19th Party Congress. The closed-door gathering saw the Chinese leadership iron out its final preparations for the quinquennial political transition. The top … Read more All aboard! Last stop for the Party Congress at the Seventh Plenum station

Meaningful mirrors, new newsfeeds, and more

Did you already throw James Comey a follow on his secret Twitter? No? Okay, well surely you applied for the opening to be the British Royal Family’s intern? Didn’t do that either? Don’t feel bad—these runners lost the 2017 Venice Marathon because they were following a motorcycle that took a wrong turn. Here are five more stories to keep … Read more Meaningful mirrors, new newsfeeds, and more

Meet President Xi’s New Leadership Team for 2017-2022

Standing Committee Line-up_Xinhua News Agency

On October 25 2017, President Xi and the other six members of the new Politburo Standing Committee (PBSC) strode out into the Great Hall of the People to meet the press, ending months of speculation about the composition of China’s executive leadership team for the next five years. The unveiling of the country’s supreme governing … Read more Meet President Xi’s New Leadership Team for 2017-2022

The dawn of Xi Jinping Thought – What the Party’s New Ideological Compass Means for the President and China’s Future

China Party Congress

On the final day of the 19th Party Congress, the Chinese leadership unveiled what was arguably the most dramatic outcome of its five-yearly political summit: the enshrinement of “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era” in the Party Constitution. And while it may sound arcane and irrelevant to outside observers, … Read more The dawn of Xi Jinping Thought – What the Party’s New Ideological Compass Means for the President and China’s Future

Q&A with PRovoke17 Panelist Jeanniey Mullen, CMO of Mercer

In advance of our PRovoke17 panel “Navigating Change in a New Reality,” we spoke with panelist Jeanniey Mullen (Global CMO, Mercer) about real-time communication, leveraging brand ambassadors, and what she’s most looking forward to at the summit.  How has our new reality of quicker and constant communication effected how we operate as consultants? In a world … Read more Q&A with PRovoke17 Panelist Jeanniey Mullen, CMO of Mercer

PRovoke17 Q&A: Tadashi Matsushita On Trust and Authenticity

PRovoke17 is here! All Nippon Airways’ Tadashi Matsushita, VP of Strategic Planning, The Americas, discusses trust and authenticity as a staple of culture and a key player in communications. Stay tuned this week to hear what Tadashi and his fellow panelists have to say about Navigating Change in a New Reality. We have seen a lot of discussion around the importance … Read more PRovoke17 Q&A: Tadashi Matsushita On Trust and Authenticity

Q&A with Paul Holmes: Populism, Rapid Change, and the Communications World

With PRovoke17 just days away, we sat down with Paul Holmes, founder of the Holmes Group, to hear his take on global politics and their effect on the communications world. In a new reality where communication between authority figures and the general public is swift and transparent, how does that impact the communications industry? I think there are … Read more Q&A with Paul Holmes: Populism, Rapid Change, and the Communications World