Harnessing Innovation and Content as a Leader

Stephanie Mehta - CEO and Chief Content Officer, Fast Company, Mansueto Ventures, Mansueto Ventures

Welcome  to our course by CEO, and Chief Content Officer at Mansueto Ventures. Explore the dynamic transformation of the media industry, the critical role of inclusion and diversity, and recent innovations in the realm of business media.

In today’s digital age, storytelling has transcended its traditional boundaries and has become an indispensable tool for businesses and individuals alike. It’s not just about relaying facts or data anymore; it’s about captivating the audience, evoking emotions, and creating a lasting impact. 

Whether it’s print, digital, or social media platforms, the essence of storytelling remains the same – to engage, inform, and inspire. Throughout this course, we will delve into practical solutions for real-life problems, harness the power of creative collaboration tools, and understand the significance of DEI and B in the future of business.



Harnessing Innovation and Content as a Leader Intro


The Art of Innovative Storytelling’ with Stephanie Mehta is a comprehensive exploration into the dynamics of media, innovative storytelling, and inclusive leadership. Upon completing this course, participants:

  • Will be able to comprehend the pivotal role of content in a company’s success and how to elevate it for innovative growth. 
  • Will understand how to attract and retain diverse audiences by meeting them on their preferred platforms.
  • Will be able to appreciate the growing importance of video as a medium for audience engagement and information.
  • Will have knowledge of practical leadership strategies like the Double Rooney Rule for enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in hiring practices.
  • Will be able to identify ways to encourage and nurture leadership skills in their employees for company growth.
  • Will have a comprehensive understanding of the role of media in driving sustainability and innovation.
  • Will understand how media companies can use events and conferences as platforms for storytelling and revenue enhancement.

Upon completion, participants will not only master innovative storytelling but will also gain a profound understanding of the current media landscape and the essential role diversity, equity, and inclusion play in the future of business. Welcome aboard!

Course Curriculum

Chapter 1

Media Industry Essentials: Content is Key

  • Lesson 1- The Value and Impact of Content

  • Lesson 2- Lights, Camera, Action: Unleashing the Power of Video

  • Lesson 3 - Milestones in Media

  • Lesson 4 - Strengthen Content, Collaboration, and Innovation in your Organization


3 lessons, 3 Videos + 1 PDF Downloadable Worksheet + Quiz

Chapter 2

Creating Bold Innovations in Business Media

  • Lesson 1 - Tools For Innovation

  • Lesson 2 - The New Age Journalist: Innovating for the Future

  • Lesson 3 - Leading the Charge: Driving Innovation in Business Media

  • Lesson 4 - Bringing Stories to Life: The Power of Live Immersive Journalism

  • Lesson 5 - Innovative Tools to Accelerate your Company’s Growth and Your own Leadership


4 lessons, 4 Videos + 1 PDF Downloadable Worksheet + Quiz

Chapter 3

Hybrid Collaboration For Creativity & Connection

  • Lesson 1 - Flexability for Hybrid Work and Collaboration

  • Lesson 2 - Earning the Commute

  • Lesson 3- Creative Collaboration Tools

  • Lesson 4 - Creative Ways that you can Strengthen Collaboration


3 lessons, 3 Videos + 1 PDF Downloadable Worksheet + Quiz

Chapter 4

Mastering Storytelling: Career-Changing Insights

  • Lesson 1 - The 'Aha' Moment

  • Lesson 2 - Wall Street Journal Early Days

  • Lesson 3 - Embracing Change: Navigating Career Transitions

  • Lesson 4 - Integrity is Everything in Journalism

  • Lesson 5 - Accelerate your Adaptability to Produce Great Work!


4 lessons, 4 Videos + 1 PDF Downloadable Worksheet + Quiz

Chapter 5

Finding Your Voice: Personal Branding

  • Lesson 1 - Legacy Leadership: Values & Inclusion

  • Lesson 2 - Clarifying Moments: Take Your Seat at the Table!

  • Lesson 3 - Raise Your Voice: Advocacy for Young Journalists

  • Lesson 4 - Finding Your Unique Voice to Craft Compelling Narratives

  • Lesson 5 - Find Your Mentor an Interactive Exercise


4 lessons, 4 Videos + 1 PDF Downloadable Worksheet + Quiz

Chapter 6

Unlock Innovation with Sustainability

  • Lesson 1 - Sustainability by Design

  • Lesson 2 - Climate Champions: Innovate for a Sustainable Future

  • Lesson 3 - Making An Impact – Global Solutions at Scale


3 lessons, 3 Videos + 0 PDF Downloadable Worksheets + Quiz

Chapter 7

Legacy Leadership: Values & Inclusion

  • Lesson 1 - How to Implement DEI & B

  • Lesson 2 - Small Tasks, Big Impact: The Power of Collaborative Leadership

  • Lesson 3 - Living Values: Ethics in Journalism

  • Lesson 4 - Inclusion Revolution: Elevate Your Business & Impact

  • Lesson 5 - DEI&B -The Future of Business

  • Lesson 6 - The Double Rooney Rule A Step Towards More Inclusive Hiring - PDF

  • Lesson 7 - Final Assessment

  • Exit Survey


7 lessons, 5 Videos + 1 PDF Downloadable Worksheet + 1 Quiz


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