One of the long-standing effects of the pandemic is that for many of us, it forever changed the way we work. As the pandemic stretched on, and the lockdown became more of a way of life, businesses had to shift gears, shut down, lay off employees and start again. In this episode, we hear contrasting stories with similar threads: as one woman reinvents herself, and one woman ﬁnds the courage to begin her big idea.
Jennifer Smith, CEO of Innovative Office Solutions, is a master of reinvention. She skyrocketed her family business to a nationwide stronghold by providing office supplies and furniture. She now speaks about reimagining conference rooms and cubicles by providing state-of-the-art touchless technology, and how her company will adapt when more than half of the US workforce is expected to continue to work remotely.
Tammy Lee is CEO of Xena Therapies, a cool therapy medical device company and biotech startup. Her product is connecting with women and she had to brieﬂy pause her startup during the pandemic. Tammy has a background in journalism and can detail how storytelling is a critical part of her business strategies.