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D CEO June/July 2022

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46 DFW Entrepreneurs Share Strategies and Lessons Learned

The regional business leaders honored in EY’s 2022 Entrepreneur Of The Year program used ingenuity and tenacity to fill market gaps.

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Lynn McBee
Business

Lynn McBee’s Next Grand Experiment

The biotech and education exec is taking a scientific approach to solving Dallas’ labor challenges as the city’s workforce development czar.
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Business

Meet the 500: Sharon Anderson Wright

The President and CEO of Half Price Books on her Red River cabin, her understated dream car, and more.
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Business

Laurence Mittelbronn Is Off to the Races

Over lunch at Bonton Farms, the food and beverage leader talks about her next challenge: bringing a car racing championship to DFW.
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Attracting and Retaining Talent

The Ultimate Guide for Attracting and Retaining Talent

A comprehensive guide to negotiation strategies, compensation trends, CEO recruiting, parental rights, remote work guidelines, and more.
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Business

A Shift Toward Transparency

Being open about company values, decisions, and social iniatives is a new hiring must.
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Business

New Focus on Mental Health

It’s about more than just traditional healthcare. Flexible schedules, remote work, vacation time and other benefits are all mental health considerations for employers.
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Attracting and Retaining Talent

Finding Your Company’s Next CEO

The war for talent extends to top spots on the organization chart.
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Business

Recruiting Strategies and Compensation Trends

What do today’s workers want? Hint: It’s no longer just about the money.
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Attracting and Retaining Talent

C-Suite Execs Share Workplace Strategies

Everything from remote work and benefits to culture and work environment come into play, leaders say.
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Business

Closing the Funding Gap For Women Entrepreneurs

Female founders still face significant challenges when it comes to securing funding. But investors are learning that the payoff is there.
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Business

Local C-Suiters on Their Most Successful Leadership Strategies

Leaders from Texas Capital Bank, TimelyMD, and The MB Group on reanalyzing fears, helping others achieve their goals, and empowering employees.
Gail Cooksey
Business

Three Tips for Exiting Your Business Successfully

Communications maven Gail Cooksey explains why selling to employees can often be the best solution for ensuring continuity.
Gennéa Squire de Torres
Business

Talent Consultant Gennéa Squire de Torres Seeks Out Unique Details in Her Attire

She describes her personal style as ‘classic with a feminine edge.’
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Business

Froswa Booker-Drew and the Power of the HERitage Giving Circle

The nonprofit executive leads a group that supports underfunded organizations led by Black women.
By D CEO
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Business

Locke Lord’s Elizabeth Mack Is Planting Seeds for the Future

The managing partner of the firm’s Dallas office says she helps communities—and orchids—blossom.
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Business

Get Away to Bora Bora With BeautyBio Founder Jamie O’Banion

The French Polynesian paradise is worth the long flight to get there.
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Business

New Friends New Life CEO Bianca Davis Has Survived Six Hurricanes

The CEO of New Friends New Life, who was born amidst a hurricane in The Bahamas, shares her upbringing story.
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Business

Sarah T. Hughes Was in a Justice League of her Own

Elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1930, she broke many political and legal barriers during her career.
By Taysha Billinger