Hipower Voices: Recently Published Members

Hipower members make our voices heard at work, in our industries, and in our local and global communities. Here are some examples of members sharing their expertise and experience in publications.


Ilana Golan in Forbes

Great strategies for reinventing your business in this Forbes article by Ilana Golan, Board & General Partner at Homrun.

Market fit is the number-one killer I see of companies today. Startups often create products that no one wants or no one will pay for. Many bigger companies keep selling products that are no longer relevant. So how do you reinvent your company to find market fit?” See more here.



Maria Fernandez Guajardo, Head of Enterprise AR/VR, Facebook in Tech@Facebook

Facebook announced a major update at F8 to Oculus for Business, with a new suite designed to help companies deploy VR at work. After the conference, Maria Fernandez Guajardo wrote this article about how VR technologies are changing the way we communicate, learn, and collaborate across industries of all kinds.

Businesses and organizations from Walmart to the NFL already use VR to train their teams. Working with Strivr, these organizations have developed immersive learning modules to simulate expensive and otherwise out-of-reach scenarios in a way that’s repeatable and accessible.” Read more here.



Einat Meisel, Partner, Head of Israel Practice at O'Melveny & Myers on LinkedIn

Einat Meisel gives the rundown on developing a term sheet for the M&A process, including some of the most critical and commonly negotiated terms.

“Perhaps it was love at first sight and you received one terrific offer, or maybe you’ve been playing the field and received multiple offers. Either way, you’ve been through the M&A dating process (i.e. developing your acquisition strategy, identifying potential buyers, signing NDAs, negotiating valuation, and vetting indications of interest), but you’re still not ready to get married. Your next stop is M&A engagement: the term sheet.” See more here.



Colleen Blake, SVP, People at GuideSpark in HR Technologist

Powerful strategies from Colleen Blake on creating a tailored onboarding experience similar to a campaign.

“Ghosting is a sign that employees have enormous leverage in the current job market. But it also points to systemic problems with onboarding and retention that remained unsolved. We’ve long known that the first three months of a job are critical to retention.” See more here.


Jennifer Donahue