In this episode, Amanda and Alicia discuss the ups and downs of Carol Lavin Bernick's journey as a powerhouse executive, mother, philanthropist and how she pushed through with "dignity & grace.” Carol is the former executive chairman of Alberto Culver, best known for brands like V05, Noxema and Mrs. Dash. During her 30+ years there, Carol not only revolutionized the company culture, paving the way for other working moms but stewarded the enterprise through its $3.7 billion acquisition by Unilever in 2011.
Carol Lavin Bernick is the CEO of Polished Nickel Capital Management. In her prior business career, she spent 37 years in key executive roles in the Alberto Culver Company until its acquisition in 2011 by Unilever. Bernick is a board member, and immediate past board chair, of Northwestern Memorial Healthcare; a member of the Northwestern University Board of Trustees and vice chair of the Board of Tulane University. Bernick is the founder of Friends of Prentice, a volunteer group of executives and professionals that has raised millions of dollars for Chicago’s Prentice Women’s Hospital to benefit infant and women’s health.
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Alicia Driskill, Founder of EvolveHer, curates events and workshops that help women evolve and live a life they love. Prior to launching evolveHer, Alicia worked as VP of Global Partnerships at WME | IMG, one of the world’s most innovative companies. She also served as a Senior Executive at Live Nation and People.com. After a 17 yr career in entertainment & media working alongside the industry’s elite, Alicia decided to evolve her own career path and disrupt the Chicago market by opening EvolveHer, Chicago’s first creative workspace designed for women. Alicia also serves as an active Luminary Member of Step Up, a non-profit organization that helps girls fulfill their potential. Follow Alicia on Instagram and LinkedIn.
Amanda Chin, Partner and Head of Growth of EvolveHer, is a sales leader and business development strategist with over a decade of experience scaling businesses and brands. She has partnered with global Fortune 500 brands in digital marketing strategy and business development. Amanda most recently was VP of Sales at an award-winning marketing technology company, Amobee, where she built and led the social advertising business. In addition to her role at EvolveHer, Amanda has a consulting business focused on business development and scale for entrepreneurs and growth based companies. Follow Amanda on Instagram and LinkedIn.
EvolveHer is a beautiful 5,000 square foot loft located in Chicago's River North neighborhood. Our creative work & event space was designed to inspire creativity and foster collaboration amongst women. We create personalized connections and experiences to advance women in their career and life.
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