Monday, November 20, 2006

Breaking The Glass Podium

Sara Jobin made history in 2004 as the first woman to conduct on the mainstage subscription series at San Francisco Opera.

Despite the male dominated world of conducting, Jobin states that her determination in pursuing this dream was not to break a glass ceiling, but rather to follow her passion. During the panel's candid discussion, she stated,

"There will always be prejudice and if you look for it you will find it. But you know, you can choose not to focus on it."
eClips was invited to capture comments from Jobin and other female leaders during a panel discussion of "Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling". The panel was part of a a week-long conference sponsored by the Harvard-Radcliffe Women's Leadership Project in September 2006.

To hear Sara Jobin's thoughts on the "glass ceiling" and the challenges and rewards of working as a conductor, listen to her comments in eClips.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Rolling In The Dough

eClips has partnered with the Cornell School of Hotel Administration's Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship (IHE) to capture their series of "Conversations with Entrepreneurs".

The first lecture in the 2006-07 series was given by Joseph and Giancarlo Turano II who have been busy growing their family business, Turano Baking Company.

Turano Baking was founded as Campagna-Turano Bakery, Inc. in 1962 by Mariano Turano. His entrepreneurial spirit lives on in his grandchildren Joseph and Giancarlo Turano II. Since joining the family business, Joseph and Giancarlo have broadened the scope of Turano Baking Company to become a $100 million company with over 600 employees, which serves thirty-five of the top 100 National Restaurant Chains. The company commands a strong share in Chicago's competitive specialty bread market.

Listen to the Turano brothers in eClips as they share their insights on running a third generation family-owned entrepreneurial enterprise.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

What's The Real Deal?

Sanford I. Weill is Chairman Emeritus of Citigroup Inc., the diversified global financial services company formed in 1998 through the merger of Citicorp and Travelers Group. Weill retired as CEO of Citigroup on October 1, 2003, and served as Chairman until April 18, 2006.

Weill is the first author and subject of the new book "The Real Deal: My Life in Business and Philanthropy." He spoke at Cornell University on October 27, 2006 as the keynote speaker of the three-day Cornell Trustee-Council Weekend with his co-author, Judah S. Kraushaar '79, the former director of the Global Financial Services Equity Research team at Merrill Lynch and rated as one of the top securities analysts by various sources. Weill told anecdotes about how he went from graduating from Cornell in 1955, without a clue about what to do with his life, to creating and leading the global bank Citigroup, which gave a 2,600 percent return to investors during his leadership.

To read more about his return to campus, read the October 27, 2006 Cornell Chronicle article.

To hear Sandy Weill's comments from his lecture, listen to his comments in eClips.

To hear Weill's NPR interview and read an except from his book, click here.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Alan Hevesi Discusses Corruption

Alan Hevesi is currently serving as New York State Comptroller.

On October 16th, 2006, Hevesi gave a lecture to a Cornell University audience on the topic of "Corporate Corruption Scandals: the Ultimate Costs".

Listen to Hevesi's lecture in eClips.