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Leadership Fireside Chat - Vanessa Mathews

  • Thursday, October 14, 2021
  • 1:30 PM
  • MS Teams Webinar

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Presentation Title: 

Leadership Fireside Chat

Presentation Description

Validating, Developing, and Monitoring Preparedness Programs

“You are not a real CEO until your business goes through a crisis.” Crisis situations

help you to see who you are as a leader and how you show-up. While Vanessa has the

technical knowledge and experience to effectively prepare, manage and monitor a crisis,

she also has experience facing crisis situations in her company and “taking her own

medicine.” To effectively lead through crisis, Vanessa provides in depth concepts and

strategies to validate, develop, and monitor:

  • Crisis Management programs
  • Business Continuity programs
  • Training and Exercise programs

Vanessa will give you the tools and insights to exhibit the strength and resiliency needed to strengthen your capacity and capabilities.

Intro to Asfalis Advisors with Vanessa Mathews

Speaker BIO:

Vanessa is a catalyst for change in the world of business and entrepreneurship. She has a passion for women and the black community in highlighting the systemic challenges minority professionals face in the public and private sectors. Her desire is to create forward moving change and decrease the wealth inequality gap in these communities, by sharing her knowledge and expertise through her energetic and encouraging approach.

Vanessa Vaughn Mathews has been on the front lines of the crisis management and business resilience profession throughout her career. She is the 1st female in the state of Georgia to graduate with a degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, she has worked with a Tier 1 intelligence agency, Fortune 500 companies, and has received local, national, and international recognition for her work to restore business and community resilience.

As the founder and chief resilience officer of Asfalis Advisors, the co-owner and host of the Business Resilience DECODED podcast, and an adjunct professor at Savannah State University, she is not only unmatched in experience and knowledge but has a unique ability to translate complex topics with personal anecdotes.

Vanessa will ignite the audience with her ability to engage and spark lively discussions and interactions. She is a sought-after speaker for conferences and professional events as well as civic and private sector initiatives. The power she brings from the stage is nothing less than explosive.

Key Accolades and Accomplishments:

  • Small Business Enterprise of the Year (Mecklenburg County and City of Charlotte, 2021)
  • 50 Most Influential Women Honoree (The Mecklenburg Times, 2020)
  • Homecoming - Outstanding Young Alumni Award (University of South Carolina, 2020)
  • Best Female Owned & Operated Influential Businesswoman (Acquisition International Global, 2018)
  • Toastmaster of the Year (Friendship Toastmasters, 2015)


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