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CLC Advisors, LLC is a firm and network of trusted advisors and experts focusing on development and execution strategies to build and incubate values-based business ventures, innovations, initiatives, and forward exponential technologies to future societies and smART cities. We are dedicated to finding solutions for traditional business models or expanding into the growing arenas of artificial intelligence, blockchain, impact investing, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, venture capital, & philanthropy. We work with global businesses, government institutions and organizations in the private, public, and social sectors. We provide advisory services, leadership, and management expertise for private and public companies in addition to NGOs, think tanks and philanthropic institutions. With our network partners we connect companies and entrepreneurs with investment funds, PE firms, hedge funds & venture capitalists who are looking for impact opportunities and alternative investments. Global leaders who have a deep understanding & compassion for social responsibility, purpose-driven business, and the triple bottom line: social, environmental and economic returns for broader growth. We believe that leadership is crucial to the direction of companies and invest time in assisting with strengthening teams for strategic expansion, as an incubator for growing companies, creative business sectors, new ideas or concepts. In the growing field of philanthropy, venture capital, blockchain, and frontier technologies, we step into new and unchartered territory by bridging the gap between tech, the humanities, and the finance worlds. Execution is key to dare mighty things. Speaking engagements: https://clcadvisors.com/team/speaker-topics/ To connect: https://bit.ly/2LTelvl

Crisis Management in the New Normal of a the Coronavirus Health Pandemic: A Conversation with Lauren Supina

Photo: Cindy Chin

This article first appeared on Medium. You can read the full article here: Read more.

This article is part of a series of articles on design thinking and deep thinking by thought leaders that transform into what we at CLC Advisors call “i.e.,” the “idea economy.” Where ideas become and transform into widgets for those who choose to dare mighty things to build something bigger than themselves. We are explorers of the universe.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we have a closer look at female leaders and their impact in changing the world step by step.

During these uncertain times as the world is changing daily in front us, our way of living has been deeply impacted as the Coronavirus global pandemic spreads. Public health officials, scientists, futurists, strategists, and critics for years have stated the next global dilemma or crisis would not be weapons, but an outbreak of a health epidemic and infectious disease. On March 11, 2020, The World Health Organization officially declared the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, classifying COVID-19 as a disease that has spread over many countries and continents. The outbreak was not an unforeseen problem, but a recurrence. The world witnessed the SARS, MERS, and H1N1 outbreaks almost two decades ago and epidemiologists and security experts had been warning for some time that the US was unprepared. And when the pandemic caused global financial markets to crash, it merely was the catalyst that sent a house of cards tumbling after many warnings.

In the midsts of the crisis we will see a burgeoning amount of ideas and collaborations, but to understand what’s at the crux a bigger perspective and organized plan is key in order to execute solutions. As many physicians and medical professors have stipulated, there is no more need for another hackathon or invention of a new ventilator during the times of human health crises. The problems lie deeply in the supply chain area and production and resources need to be reallocated in those areas. Time and speed is of the essence.

“The more agencies and organizations communicate and share resources immediately the quicker problems can be addressed.” 
– Lauren Supina

Photo: Reuters

Lauren Supina is a strategist for foundations and companies seeking to form cross-sector partnerships for social impact. She has deep expertise in advancing women’s economic and political power both domestically and internationally. Appointed by President Bill Clinton as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Women’s Initiatives and Outreach, Lauren built support for the Clinton Administration’s policies and agenda with national and international women’s organizations. She served as the Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships at Women Thrive, a voice for global women’s advocacy.

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Coronavirus, The Gray Rhino of the New Decade

This article first appeared on Medium. You can read the full article here: Read more.

This article is part of a series of articles on design thinking and thought leaders that transform into what we at CLC Advisors call “i.e.,” the “idea economy.” Where ideas become and transform into widgets for those who choose to dare mighty things to build something bigger than themselves. We are explorers of the universe.

“A gray rhino is a massive two-ton thing with its horn pointed at you, stomping the ground and getting ready to charge — and, most important, giving you the chance to act. It’s the thing we avoid calling what it is, like the so-called “black” and “white” rhino species that in reality are both gray. Paying attention to the gray rhino — that is, working to head off the things we can see in front of us.” — Michele Wucker, author “The Gray Rhino”

During these uncertain times as the world is changing daily in front us. Our way of living has been deeply impacted as the Coronavirus global pandemic spreads. Public health officials, scientists, futurists, strategists, and critics for years have stated the next global dilemma or crisis would not be weapons, but an outbreak of a health epidemic and infectious disease. On March 11, 2020, The World Health Organization officially declared the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, classifying COVID-19 as a disease that has spread over many countries and continents. The outbreak was not an unforeseen problem, but a recurrence. The world witnessed the SARS, MERS, and H1N1 outbreaks almost two decades ago and epidemiologists and security experts had been warning for some time that the US was unprepared. And when the pandemic caused global financial markets to crash, it merely was the catalyst that sent a house of cards tumbling after many warnings.

Author Michele Wucker calls obvious but ignored problems “gray rhinos,” a metaphor for “the massive two-ton thing with its horn pointed at you, stomping the ground and getting ready to charge — and, most important, giving you the chance to act. It’s the thing we avoid calling what it is, like the so-called “black” and “white” rhino species that in reality are both gray. Paying attention to the gray rhino — that is, working to head off the
things we can see in front of us.”

Michele Wucker coined the term gray rhino and introduced it in 2013 at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos to draw attention to the highly probable risks that don’t get their due. Her third book is the international bestseller, THE GRAY RHINO: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We IgnoreShe speaks to high level audiences and has written for and been interviewed by publications around the world and has been recognized as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, among other honors.

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International Women’s Day 2020: Women of NASA Social Antares CRS-13

By Cindy Chin, CEO CLC Advisors

On February 8, 2020, a group of space enthusiasts, professional and amateur photographers, budding rocket scientists, engineers, scientists, and educators gathered at NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops, VA to visit the Antares and sound rocket factories as well as mission control centers and launch facilities for the mid-atlantic rocket launches in the United States. For years, NASA Social has been convening people from all walks of life in order to share their experience of visiting a NASA site facility and observing the different stages of development in NASA missions.


In celebration of Women’s History Month, this article highlights a few of the future generations of women in the space industry today who are making critical footprints towards the first woman on the moon, deep space exploration, and Mars from impossible to possible and not just a dream.

“Apollo had a twin sister and her name was Artemis. She was hunter and her best friend and favorite companion was Orion. ALL astronauts in their return voyage to the moon will fly under the Artemis Mission inside the Orion capsule and this week, we will witness history in the making where women for the first time intentionally right in the forefront of the journey from Moon to Mars. Their stories will be told from the beginning this time and not hidden in the shadows.” — Cindy Chin, NASA Datanaut & CEO CLC Advisors

Meet the women who inspired us on this International Women’s Day in 2020.

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