ZICKLIN TALKS Business
The Zicklin Talks Business webinar series, offered by the Office of Executive Programs, features business executives and faculty discussing business opportunities that have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please join Dean Fenwick Huss, Larry Zicklin, faculty members, and executives for these Zoom webinars, providing insights that will resonate with you on many levels.
The New York Philharmonic:
Managing in a Crisis
March 9, 11 am
The pandemic may have forced the NY Philharmonic to cancel live performances through June 2021, but this doesn’t mean the music stopped! Deborah Borda, President and CEO, and Peter May, Co-Chairman, will discuss with Mr. Zicklin the effects of the pandemic, how the organization responded, and its outlook. What has cancellation meant for artists and listeners? How successful are digital services and events? What lessons has the Philharmonic learned, and what does all this mean for the business side of the organization? And more.
Please join this timely, informative discussion with Deborah Borda (top left); Peter May (center); our benefactor Larry Zicklin (BBA, ’57; left); and Dean Fenwick Huss. Followed by a Q&A with Gwen Webb (top right), Associate Dean, Zicklin School of Business.
Virgin Atlantic Before, During, and After the Pandemic
February 9, 11 am
Since its first canceled flight in February 2020, Virgin Atlantic has survived a shutdown of the airline industry, major layoffs, and a Chapter 15 bankruptcy filing in the US — all while receiving no financial support from the British government. Meanwhile, the firm is unwavering in its commitment to becoming the world’s most loved travel company while ensuring the health, safety, and security of its employees and customers as well as promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Mr. Shai Weiss (BBA, ’95), CEO of Virgin Atlantic and Baruch College alumnus, will discuss with Mr. Zicklin the firm’s path through the pandemic so far and what he sees in its future. When will it be safe to fly internationally again? How does Mr. Weiss envision Virgin Atlantic’s return to profitability? How will the firm do this while simultaneously meeting its longstanding commitment to “opening minds to a more socially responsible, culturally aware world”?
Please join this timely, informative discussion with Mr. Weiss (top left); our benefactor Larry Zicklin (BBA, ’57; left); and Dean Fenwick Huss. Followed by a Q&A with Gwen Webb (top right), Associate Dean, Zicklin School of Business.
Crisis, Opportunity, Entrepreneurship and Innovation: One Woman’s Story
January 12, 11 am
In March 2020, with the country facing PPE shortages, Michelle Feinberg, Founder of New York Embroidery Studio, managed to pivot from high-end fashion to become the city’s largest maker of PPE gowns, winning a $79 million contract from the federal government. How did she manage this transformation? What major problems did she solve, and what forms of support were most critical to transforming her business?
Please join this timely, informative discussion with Michelle Feinberg (top, left), Founder of New York Embroidery Studio; Scott Newbert (top, center), Lawrence N. Field Chair in Entrepreneurship, Academic Director of the Lawrence N. Field Programs in Entrepreneurship, Zicklin School of Business; our benefactor Larry Zicklin (BBA, ’57; left); and Dean Fenwick Huss. Followed by a Q&A with Gwen Webb (top right), Associate Dean, Zicklin School of Business.