The Spare Room
I first shared the story behind my own social legacy, The Spare Room, at Hatch. I’m grateful to Yarrow Kraner for the invitation to speak at his incredible event – it led to my TEDx talk, innumerable conversations with extraordinary people, and where I am with the idea of social legacy today.
NRF Foundation Student Program 2020
“Raise Your Hand”: Define your personal brand equity, purpose and the social legacy you’d like to leave.
Creative Leadership New Zealand
The power of AND: unlocking new opportunity at the intersection of perceived juxtapositions
Leading with Purpose
At the 2019 Global Retail Marketing Association Growth and Innovation Forum, I was invited to share the stage with Joe Hartsig, Walgreens Chief Merchandising Officer to share on the topic of leading with purpose.
Feedback FROM EVENTS
Advertising Week x Facebook Table Talk Series
“Emily brought a refreshing authenticity and relatability, even via a virtual environment using BlueJeans. She avoids business speak and distills complex ideas into simple, relatable frameworks, like her idea of ‘3D Leadership.’ When Emily speaks, it’s clear she’s not trying to drive an agenda, but approaches the opportunity with a generous spirit to empower and inspire.”
FounderVice President, Global Business Group, APAC, Facebook
Creative Leadership New Zealand
“Was wonderful to have Emily contribute to the success of the 3rd Creative Leadership NZ conference here in Wellington, NZ at the end of 2019. Her keynote plus workshop was extremely well received and many delegates highlighted the impact on their thinking/future leadership practices. Come back again soon please!”
““Emily led a Spare Room interactive and engaging workshop for our monthly MOJO Conversations event. She guided a discussion among more than 90 participants from Asia Pacific and Europe. Her authentic and warm style and inspiring stories kept the room personal despite being virtual. Our attendees shared that this was one of the best MOJO event so far.”
Chief Delight Officer, Delivering Delight
GRMA Growth & Innovation Forum
“It was our privilege to have Emily present to our audience of senior leadership from fortune 500 corporations at GRMA’s Growth and Innovation Forum. She left a remarkable impact on our group. Her talk was both engaging and inspiring. With elegance and style, Emily delivered a fresh perspective about how purpose driven values can lead to successful business growth. She coins the term “social legacy” and through her authentic conversation with audiences, she inspires passion in leaders and teams to reflect deeply about what kind of social and company legacies they wish to leave and the possibilities of their impact. Whether Emily is speaking to audiences of 25 or 1000, she always inspires and delights!”
President and CEO, Global Retail Marketing Association
Google Leaders Speaking Event
“Emily, I cannot express my gratitude for your honesty, vulnerability, and advice today in the Google fireside chat. You articulated so much in your perspectives of career growth that deeply resonated with me. In fact, I am taking this vocabulary to my manager (& my partner) today. Thank you so much”
Danyel Rios Printz
Senior User Experience Researcher/Applied Medical Anthropologist
“Emily, you were incredibly inspiring and gave great advice. Thank you for being honest and real – it is quite unusula to find leaders/executives who are!”
Simon School of Business Keynote
“Emily wowed the audience our alumni, as well as current and prospective students with her insights on leadership. She gave practical yet inspiring advice and creates a framework that everyone can apply to their own situation with examples and anecdotes. Her talk was extremely effective while also warm, personal and accessible. We are so proud to have her amongst our most accomplished alumni.”
Dean, Simon Business School
Leadership Scholars – Ohio
“Each year we take some of the best-of-the-best college leaders through an intensive 1-year journey that includes time with senior executives from the most powerful companies in the world. Each year Emily’s impact on our student leaders is flat-out stunning! She challenges and teaches in a way I’ve rarely seen. You think you’re just listening to an engaging or humorous story from her life and then realize you’ve learned a killer truth for your own. Whether it’s life lessons, work principles, or straight-up challenge, you won’t find a better use of your time than a few hours with Emily Chang.”
Founder & Executive Director
A selective 1- year leadership program on the campuses of University of Cincinnati,
Miami University, and University of Kentucky
WeforShe Conference by AmCham Shanghai
“You were amazing Emily! Great inspirational speech. I wish everyone could hear it.”
President at the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (AmCham Shanghai)
Shared the concept of a social legacy with 250 business executives, and how defining what we stand for can make us more authentic, effective leaders. (RECAP)
Thank you to the International Professional Women’s Society for inviting me to the deliver the keynote at the 15th IPWS Women Leadership Awards!
Posing with my esteemed colleagues after concluding our CEO panel at this industry conference!
Provided a master class to 10,000 attendees on the topic of “Next Generation Marketing” at the SHAPERZ event!
Chatted live about “The Spare Room” with Will Travis, CEO of Elevation Barn.
Addressed over 1000 students as part of the HKBU PR Series, talked about helping brands play meaningful roles in consumers’ lives.
Joined Avi Liran on his live MOJO (Moment of Joyous Optimism) series to discuss The Spare Room and how you can discover your own social legacy.
Served as a pitch coach and panelist with other innovative, creative and purpose-driven leaders. (More)
Sat on a panel with Curtis Chin, moderated by Shaila Manyam on “The Asian Consumer in a Post-COVID World.”
The Spare Room, update! Reshaped in line with the book’s development and updated with the kids’ latest updates.
Delivered the keynote to 200 at a Simon School of Business Alumni Event On “Leading with Your Strengths”. Also moderated a Women’s Leadership panel with some excellent female leaders!
Repeat speaker for Leadership Scholars in Ohio, addressing and engaging 50-60 college leaders. (11/19, 12/18, 11/17)
Delivered keynote on Transformational Leadership addressing 200+ students, faculty and community.
What a humbling experience, sharing thoughts on Transformational Leadership with a room of highly successful CEO’s.
Joined a number of esteemed female leaders on a panel, Speaking to 200+ women in supply chain.
Addressed 100 students on the topic of ”Marketing in the New Digital Age”
Joined my friend and ex-colleague to share with ~80 Googlers on the topic of “Building an Authentic Personal Brand at Work”
Creating OMO digital experiences.
Joined the 7th Annual Signal P&G conference, addressing 2,200 P&G employees and partners on the subject of Leading Through Mass Disruption with 30 of the industry’s leading digital platform executives, founders & thought leaders.
Shared with the 30+ person marketing team about “The New Digital Landscape and Persuasive Communication.”
Addressed 120 students at Shanghai’s top school on the topic of killing chickens…
Searching for Insights to Improve Organizational Performance.
Global Digital Marketing Summit: Why O2O is a thing of the past.
Lectured to an undergraduate class of 100+ students on the topic of “How Planning and Measurement Impact the Bottom Line.”
Did a one-hour interview with Maureen Frank for this virtual conference. We discussed tips to embrace authenticity & purpose.
“How a cool head, warm heart, and working hands come together as the winning formula for success”.
Designing Your Life for Meaning and Success.
Sat on a panel addressing 1,500 on the topic of Localized Strategies for International Brands.
Addressed hundreds of female leaders at the esteemed, invitation-only 4th Fortune Most Powerful Women International Summit on the topic of “Building a Better Future”. Spoke alongside leaders like Arundhati Bhattachary, chairman of the State Bank of India, Tan Le, a Vietnamese immigrant now leading a major bioinformatics company, and the fabulous Grace Chen, couturier for China’s most high-profile women. My talk was on the subject of “Leading a purpose-driven life”
Sat on a panel discussing Chinese Outbound Tourism.
Delivered a keynote to an audience of 150 On Authentic Female Leadership.
Addressed ~80 on the subject of Making Brands Matter in a New Consumer World.
Partered with Carla Zakhem-Hassan on stage in front of 2,000 to discuss The Many: How the 4th Industrial Revolution Will Reshape Collaboration.