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Charleston SC WEW Meeting May 2024

Charleston SC Chapter Meeting – Gaining Access to Closed Doors

May 22 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CDT


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Speaker: Corinna Aiken

Topic: Gaining Access to Closed Doors

Where: College of Charleston’s Multicultural Student Programs & Services – 14 Green Way Charleston, SC 29401

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 – 4:30PM-5:30PM CST

Corinna is an accomplished leader with a proven track record in team leadership and optimizing business operations. She manages the purchasing team of a prominent state agency, where she spearheads initiatives such as modernizing training methods, revising purchasing policies, and implementing three new agency-wide programs. With hands-on retail management experience from owning a high-grossing, nationally franchised mattress store, Corinna monitored industry trends and strategized to improve inventory management and sales.

As a business consultant, Corinna has guided over 50 small businesses and startups, providing comprehensive business, financial, and strategic planning services. She excels in market analysis, competitive positioning, partnership development, and growth strategies. Using data-driven insights from customer and employee satisfaction surveys, performance reports, and market research, she identifies areas for improvement and devises effective strategies to achieve business goals. Corinna’s commitment to innovation and industry trend awareness drives her dedication to business growth and operational excellence.

Corinna is also a staunch advocate for workplace diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). She fosters inclusive environments, incorporates DEIB principles into training methods, and ensures equitable purchasing policies, promoting fair opportunities for all vendors and suppliers. Her retail management emphasized creating welcoming spaces for diverse customers and employees, enhancing customer experience, and fostering respect and inclusion.

In her consulting practice, Corinna advises on DEIB strategies, helping businesses build inclusive cultures and improve employee engagement. She uses data-driven insights to highlight disparities and develop targeted solutions, believing that DEIB’s commitment strengthens organizational culture, drives innovation, and provides a competitive advantage. Corinna’s dedication to DEIB is a cornerstone of her professional ethos, guiding her efforts to create equitable and thriving business environments.

Description of presentation that we can use for promoting event:

How to overcome limitations imposed by yourself and others to accomplish your goals/dreams.

Presentation takeaways:

If you want it, go get it. You’re worth achieving your goals and dreams. Don’t wait for someone else to pave the way—YOU be the trailblazer.

Say YES to opportunity, and NO to setbacks.

– Contributes to emotional resilience, helping us navigate challenging situations with greater inner strength and positivity.

Contact this Speaker Directly:
Corinna Aiken: Co-Founder & Consultant with The Pedagogy Plug Consulting Group

Email: coriaiken77@gmail.com

Phone Number: 336-552-5978

All chapter meetings are FREE for anyone to attend.  YES!  You read that right. 

(We just ask that if a chapter meeting is at a restaurant location, that you purchase a meal to support the location that is so graciously hosting our event. Don’t forget to tip your server a little extra as most restaurants are struggling with staffing issues and we want to make sure they know how much we appreciate them!)

Enjoy a proven, structured system that embraces the building of relationships which in turn will grow your business efficiencies, sales, exposure, and business processes.

Come meet and learn from panelists, experts, and local women in your WEW chapter.  You will also find allies who want to help with your success and are ready to share their resources and expertise to help you take that next step in your personal and professional life.

For information about this chapter, please contact our corporate team at hello@wewnational.com.

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May 22
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CDT
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College of Charleston’s Multicultural Student Programs & Services
14 Green Way
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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