As you can see, our panelists for the conference are a group of extraordinary women. Last but certainly not least is panelist Diane Hessan.
Diane Hessan is President and CEO of Communispace, one of the fastest growing social networking companies in the country. A pioneer in creating online communities to help marketers deeply engage customers, Diane helped found Communispace in 1999.
Diane leads Communispace’s employees in building and managing the more than 275 private online customer communities the company has created for a marquee list of Fortune 500 companies. Communispace has received a number of awards and citations over the last several years including the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council’s Best Social Media Company of the Year, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Award for Business Excellence as well as one of the Inc. 500’s fastest growing privately-held companies.
Diane has spent her 30-year career helping companies become customer-focused – as a Forum Corporation executive, co-author of the best selling book Customer-Centered Growth: Five Strategies for Building Competitive Advantage, and Real World Consulting CEO. She has received many awards and citations for her leadership and workplace innovation, including Entrepreneur of the Year from Women’s Business Boston and “Best Boss” from Winning Workplaces / Fortune Small Business.
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