Thought leader spotlight

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Thought Leader Spotlight: Ida Liu
By Fatimah Gilliam Founder, and CEO The Azara Group

It has been a long journey to reach my "dream job." I grew up in Orinda - outside of San Francisco. We were one of the only Chinese families in the community, and my brother and I were raised in a bi-cultural family.   Read More

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Thought Leader Spotlight - Tracy McKibben
By Fatimah Gilliam Founder, and CEO The Azara Group

As a child, I knew I wanted to become a lawyer. That was always my dream. The energy sector has been a part of my entire professional career.   Read More

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Thought Leader Spotlight: Tameeka Smith
By Fatimah Gilliam Founder, and CEO The Azara Group

I stumbled into my profession because I wanted to accomplish something greater for my family. I was working at a property management company and not making much money. One day, I was at the hair salon and overheard a woman talking about the great benefits she had at TIAA.   Read More

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Thought Leader Spotlight: Tucker McCrady
By Fatimah Gilliam Founder, and CEO The Azara Group

When I started at a big law firm, I went into litigation - later transitioning to intellectual property transactional work with the goal of going in-house. Eventually, I landed at Warner Music Group, where I loved working on digital deals. But when my wife decided to go back to school - herself having put me through law school - I needed to make another change. Luckily within a week, Greenberg Traurig called with a fantastic offer, and I took it. Four happy years later when the Orchard opportunity came along, I decided to return in-house. I'm having a lot of fun given my background. I think my heart is on the content side.   Read More

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Thought Leader Spotlight: Patricia David
By Fatimah Gilliam Founder, and CEO The Azara Group

As part of The Azara Group's monthly newsletter, we select a business leader to share insights about leadership, being an influence, and career development. Our objective is to help support your ability to flourish as a leader and share what makes people thrive in business.   Read More

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Thought Leader Spotlight: Desiree Rogers
By Fatimah Gilliam Founder, and CEO The Azara Group

I'm very excited to be focusing on ensuring Fashion Fair Cosmetics is the leading global makeup brand for women of color - being committed to empowering women to explore their own individual beauty.   Read More