Copperfield in Conversation: Gina Hadley, Co-Founder and Head of New Business at The Second Shift 

Copperfield in Conversation: Gina Hadley, Co-Founder and Head of New Business at The Second Shift 

For the second installment of Copperfield in Conversation, we were delighted to speak with Gina Hadley, co-founder and head of new business at The Second Shift, which she and her business partner, Jenny Galluzzo, launched in 2015. The Second Shift is a platform that connects businesses with a network of highly skilled professional women who are available for short-term projects, parental leave fill-ins, full and part-time roles, and other flexible opportunities. By helping its members – who have deep expertise in a range of fields – find career opportunities beyond the traditional 9-to-5 workday, The Second Shift ultimately helps to retain female talent in the workforce. 

A serial entrepreneur, Gina previously started her own consulting business and, before that, co-founded Urban Monkeys, an 8,000 square-foot facility for families in Seattle, which offered classes for kids and adults. In this Q&A, Gina offers insights on her experiences as an entrepreneur and her views on specific challenges that women face when starting a business. She also discusses some of the formative experiences that led to the development of her entrepreneurial identity, starting from her time working at the advertising firm Ogilvy & Mather, where she began her career.

Copperfield in Conversation: Jim McCann, Founder & Chairman of 1-800-Flowers.com

Copperfield in Conversation: Jim McCann, Founder & Chairman of 1-800-Flowers.com

Today we are excited to kick off our new content series – Copperfield in Conversation – which will feature interviews with founders and owners of companies, as well as others with interesting perspectives on business, about the challenges and opportunities their organizations face. Here, we’re sharing the first part of our conversation with 1-800-Flowers.com Founder & Chairman Jim McCann – check back next Tuesday, June 4th for the second half of the Q&A.