Points of Passion w/ Dimitra Manis

September 7, 2021
Hosted by Chris Meek

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Episode Description

Program host Chris Meek facilitates an informative discussion with Dimitra Manis, the Chief Purpose Officer for S&P Global, in this installment of Next Steps Forward. In her role, Dimitra oversees people, marketing, corporate responsibility, diversity, equity and inclusion, and communications using the skills that make her renowned for leading a “People First” experience at the company. Her experience spans across industries through a variety of progressive senior leadership roles with organizations such as Nike, Revlon and The Esteé Lauder Companies, which has given her insight into what a truly authentic people-first philosophy looks like. Dimitra will speak to several important and timely topics that individuals in all spectrums will be able to apply to their own workplace, including leading through adversity during the COVID-19 pandemic, what lessons business leaders and everyday employees can take from the pandemic and what effects it has had on the workplace that can better prepare them for the future. A believer in something she refers to as the “points of passion,” she will break down in-depth what each of her personal points entails and how she chose them (as well as give advice to the audience on how they can apply the concept of “points of passion” within their own lives). Dimitra is full of advice for people in the audience to create a better sense of purpose either for themselves or where they work.

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Chris Meek

Chris Meek believes in the American spirit of individual empowerment and service to others, especially those who have sacrificed for our freedoms. As someone who lived through the horrors of Ground Zero on 9/11, Chris had no way home but to join others as they put one foot in front of the other to make their way forward. Since that day, Chris has committed himself to empowering and motivating fellow Americans to keep taking steps forward, no matter what life throws their way.

Chris has spent the last decade serving as the co-founder and chairman of the national nonprofit SoldierStrong, which is dedicated to helping military veterans take their next steps forward. SoldierStrong carries out its mission by providing revolutionary medical technology to VA medical centers, including exoskeleton suits to help paralyzed veterans walk again and virtual reality equipment to help treat post-traumatic stress.

He also serves as an advisor on the President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS) task force. In this role, he shares a responsibility to raise awareness about mental health, facilitate research and define a plan to prevent suicide. In 2020, Chris launched ReachStrong, a nonprofit aimed at empowering all Americans to care for their overall well-being. Chris is also a financial services executive at S and P Global, Inc, in New York City. He and his wife, Christine, have three children.

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