CFO Leadership

Welcome to the Vena Solutions CFO Leadership Blog. Explore content dedicated to empowering finance executives and CFOs.

How Relationship Building and Empathy Make Finance Leaders Better Business Partners

May 26, 2023 |

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Negotiation and Influence for Finance Professionals: What You Need To Know

“The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority,” author and speaker Ken Blanchard has said.  And it makes sense. Influence lets leaders lead. It empowers them by getting a person, a team or an entire organization behind them, ready to go whe......

May 16, 2023 |

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5 Storytelling Tips To Help Finance Professionals Become Better Business Partners

  Finance has always been a numbers game.  The traditional role of finance, after all, was largely an accounting role: budgeting, cash flow, profits and losses and so on. Jobs were done in a silo, and finance professionals spent much of their time poring o......

May 3, 2023 |

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The Social Side of ESG and Why It Should Matter to Finance Leaders

April is Earth Month and to mark the occasion, Vena is looking at ESG—environmental, social and governance. Throughout the month, we’ll be exploring how to integrate ESG principles into your organization. By now, most organizations see the value of good co......

April 28, 2023 |

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How 6 Women Executives Are Creating Safe Workplaces for Women+

When you think about your workplace, what are some of the things you wish to see? What’s most important to you?  Your answers may vary based on your lived experiences and what you value most.  For many women+ employees, their experiences and the opportunit......

April 24, 2023 |

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How 6 Women Executives Are Helping Their Teams Find Work-Life Balance

Do you ever feel inexplicably exhausted at the end of the workday and have no motivation to do anything outside of work?  Do you ever look back at your day and feel like you couldn’t get everything done and had difficulty completing your deliverables?  Do ......

April 6, 2023 |

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What the CFO Reports to the Board of Directors [Template Included]

The SEC imposes strict laws mandating corporate financial reporting, including the information the CFO reports to the Board of Directors. Financial statements demonstrate to the board that the company complies with federal and state laws, including General......

April 4, 2023 |

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Learn From the Success Habits of 6 Women Executives

What’s holding you back from achieving your career goals? Chances are, these same obstacles or challenges once held back the successful women executives of today.  Last week, six women on Vena’s Executive Leadership Team shared the advice they would give t......

March 31, 2023 |

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The 5 Roles Reshaping the Future of Finance

This is the fourth and final installment in a series of blog posts based on Vena’s ongoing “Women in Finance” video series. Each post corresponds with a different interview with a woman in financial leadership.  Watch Episode 4 below.   When Larysa Melnych......

March 29, 2023 |

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5 Tips for Balancing Life and Family With Your Finance Leadership Goals

This is the third installment in a series of blog posts based on Vena’s ongoing “Women in Finance” video series. Each post corresponds with a different interview with a woman in financial leadership. Watch Episode 3 below.   For Muneerah Kanji, the definit......

March 22, 2023 |

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