Simplicity Blog

Welcome to the Simplicity blog, where you'll find a range of content to help you succeed in the new world of work.
Start the new decade right: Invest in your personal brand

This post was originally published by Lisa Hufford on LinkedIn. It could be anywhere—at a party, a work event, or a coffee shop. You meet someone, and they introduce themselves with their name and their job title. And unless their title is truly memorable—and let’s be honest, it often isn’t—it quickly fades from memory. Now […]

FFA x Simplicity: Sponsorship in action

2019 was transformational for the Female Founders Alliance (FFA). The organization tripled its membership, launched its programming on a national scale, inked a deal with WeWork, honored an incredible group of women and allies at the Champion Awards gala, and successfully completed its second Ready, Set, Raise Accelerator cohort—which collectively raised $2.7M and counting. We’ve […]

I'm a marketing leader & a millennial mom. Want me to work for you? Give me flexibility.

This post was originally published by Stephanie Chacharon on LinkedIn. Two things are true: I love my work. And I’m an amazing mom. Those truths don’t have to be at odds with each other. But for me, something’s got to give with the traditional 9 to 5 employment model. If you want to keep me—and […]

Work + fulfillment

This post was originally published by Lisa Hufford on LinkedIn. Last week I was privileged to travel to Palm Desert to attend the 2019 Global Annual Meeting of EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women—a program that now includes 500 women entrepreneurs from around the world. To say it was inspiring would be a serious understatement. Lisa Schiffman, […]

5 Tips For Successfully Managing Remote Employees

This post was originally published by Lisa Hufford on LinkedIn. It’s #WorkFromAnywhere Week (thanks for the head’s up, Career Contessa), which is as good a time as any to talk about remote work. In this business, I spend a lot of time talking with leaders and hiring managers about the future of work. And for […]

GeekWire Summit 2019

The GeekWire Summit did not disappoint. We learned. We laughed. We met some of our local heroes. And we left feeling inspired by the future of tech and the incredible talent and innovation in our region. Here are a few of our favorite moments from the event: On leadership Thursday’s conversation with UW president Ana […]

Tech Impact Awards 2019

We’re honored to receive a Tech Impact Award alongside our region’s top tech leaders like DreamBox Learning, Smartsheet, TomboyX, The Riveter, and Zipwhip. One of the PNW's most distinguished tech honors, the Tech Impact Awards recognize companies in Washington state that are using technology to have a significant impact on business, industry, or society. 12. […]

Better together: 5 takeaways from TalentConnect 2019

Our heads are still swirling with stats, strategies, and inspiration from TalentConnect. We joined 4,600 members of the global talent community in Dallas, Texas, in pursuit of our shared goals of building winning teams and changing people’s lives. LinkedIn won our hearts with the Texas-sized welcome (and personalized bandanas), and the presenters moved our hearts […]

(un)Gala at a glance

Team Simplicity recently attended the UW Bothell School of Business' annual (un)Gala. It was a celebration of the people who make the school great, and a chance to hear from alums and students on how the program has shaped their lives. We're proud to support the school and proud of our CEO & founder, Lisa […]

How to bring your event to life with a team of experts

Events are essential to an effective marketing strategy. Nearly 90% of execs plan to grow their event budgets in the next year, and 30% of marketers believe that events are the most important marketing channel. Whether online (webinar, virtual summit, live stream, etc) or physical (conference, tradeshow, seminar, workshop, or breakfast/lunch/dinner), events drive brand awareness, […]

13 Years of Simplicity

Simplicity turns 13 today. Our founder and CEO, Lisa Hufford, reflected on where we've been—and where we're going. Read her LinkedIn article: Grateful & Inspired. Thanks to everyone who made Simplicity what it is today. Cheers to 13! #WeAreSimplicity

Daring Woman Lisa Hufford

We love daring women. We religiously follow Seattle Business magazine's Daring Women series—featuring local inspirations like the Riveter's Amy Nelson and DreamBox Learning's Jessie Woolley-Wilson—and we were a proud sponsor of this year's Daring Women event. So we were thrilled when our own Lisa Hufford, Simplicity CEO and founder, was featured in the Daring Women […]

Here's why we're supporting FFA

This year, we're funding a pro bono marketing resource for the Female Founders Alliance (FFA). Learn why, from our founder Lisa Hufford, in this excerpt from the FFA blog: "I became involved with Female Founders Alliance as a mentor last year for its inaugural Ready Set Raise accelerator. This year, I’m honored to be a […]

Building your on-demand team: low-risk and flexible

“This new structure allows team members to focus on leveraging their unique set of expertise to deliver greater results…” Michael, like many managers, is in meetings almost every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and triple-booked much of the time. Michael is a rising star in the company and is highly valued by executives […]

New year, new opportunity: embracing the talent shift, are you ready?

In 2018, we can expect even more change and acceleration of pace in workplaces everywhere. In my first post in this series, I explored how companies everywhere are facing what leaders are calling the “Digital Imperative”—transform your business with digital speed, scale, and value, or else. Our rapidly-changing Digital Economy has created a sharp increase […]

Here to stay: the on-demand workforce and "The fourth industrial revolution"

With pressure on corporations to move fast, drive innovation, control costs, and get results, the On-demand Workforce is here to stay. Increasingly, companies are rethinking how they get the job done—fast and right. The good news is America’s got talent, and if you’re experienced, ambitious, and agile, it’s good to be you. It’s a seller’s […]

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