Join us for a fireside chat with Executive Vice President and Chief External Engagement Officer of Target, Laysha Ward.
Lessons from the C-Suite, features New York City's most innovative and forward-thinking C-suite level executives in an intimate, fireside-chat setting. Attendees hear candid "real talk" and career advice straight from the executives and decision-makers they so often hear about - and that non-attendees can only read about.
Laysha Ward is an accomplished senior executive with over 25 years of leadership experience at a Fortune 50 company. She has demonstrated an ability to lead through rapid change, solve problems, build innovative community programs, and collaborate with key stakeholders to support organizational goals and objectives. Her core skills are in strategic planning, corporate social responsibility, diversity and inclusion, reputation and crisis management, stakeholder engagement, communications and branding, marketing, and customer demographics/segmentation.
In 2017, Laysha was named Executive Vice President, Chief External Engagement Officer, overseeing Target’s enterprise-wide approach to engage and deepen relationships with external stakeholders to drive positive business and community impact.
She previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, overseeing corporate social responsibility, helping the company create shared value through sustainability, corporate philanthropy, cause marketing, volunteerism, ethical business practices, stakeholder engagement and other activities that protect and enhance Target's reputation.
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