Arianna Huffington’s campaign on #repeats is important and impactful for working women to understand and embrace that your value is not “what you wear,” but more importantly, who you are as a public and private corporate company director. I reaffirm Arianna’s message of the importance of who you are as your personal and professional brand is not defined by what you wear … it’s ok to wear your favorite dress again and again … it can be your signature look and it is not stale to keep wearing a wonderful outfit that makes you feel empowered and proud.

The message of Thrive Global is universal and important for all of us to be high performing professionals as well as living our lives in the everyday world. By embracing the themes of wellbeing; getting sleep, eating well, exercising, being in the fresh air, meditating and rejuvenating our soul, spirit and our body is key to being at our best in performing at our jobs and personal lives. As a public company director on the board of Wynn Resorts, Volvo, and Schneider Electric I can tell you these lessons have truly helped me and I know they will help you.


  • Betsy Atkins

    CEO and Founder of Baja Corporation

    Betsy Atkins is a 3 time CEO and serial entrepreneur and has served on some of the world’s most visible global public company boards. For 20 years, she has worked behind the scenes at companies like Chico’s, Vonage, Darden Restaurants, NASDAQ, HealthSouth, Wix, and Home Depot Supply. Betsy started her career as an entrepreneur co-founding several successful digital tech and consumer companies including blockbuster $5.4 billion Ascend Communications. Her Global Corporate Board experience covers multiple industries including: Technology, Retail, Hospitality, CPG, Manufacturing, and Automotive. She brings vision for new consumer experiences, relentless customer focus and high business discipline around execution. Betsy has written three books including, “Be Board Ready: The Secrets to Landing a Board Seat and Being a Great Director” and “Behind Boardroom Doors: Lessons of a Corporate Director”. Betsy’s publications on Corporate Governance include: The Conference Board, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Business Insider, and Forbes. Betsy frequently appears on CNBC, Bloomberg, Cheddar, and Yahoo Finance as a Corporate Governance expert commentator. Currently serving on 3 public company boards: Wynn Resorts, Schneider Electric and SL Green. Also serving on two private company boards: Volvo Car Corporation & Docker.