What I love about Empower is the high-quality output that has been integral in getting the business to where it is now – and the technology in particular. Ruth’s vision for research localisation is incredibly exciting, and I’m delighted to advise and challenge her on just how far we can go.
Dan Foreman (he/him) is a world-renowned insight professional and entrepreneur, as well as:
Founder and Director of Hatted
Chair of the Board of Directors for innovation testing platform agency, Zappi
Chair of the Board of Directors for social listening consultancy, Social
Member of the Board of Directors for Market Research Institute International (MRII)
Member of the Advisory Board for the Merlien Institute
Previously, Dan facilitated insight software company FocusVision’s transition from family-owned business to a PE portfolio company, while Managing Director for EMEA and APAC.
In 2013, he made insight industry history as the first President of ESOMAR to be under 40, and under 50.
Dan has received the American Marketing Association ‘4 under 40’ Award, the 2017 Ginny Valentine Badge of Courage, and the Insights Association Disruptive innovator MR Change Agent of the Year.
I met Empower’s Founder, Ruth Partington, in 2015 and was instantly impressed with her drive, vision, and passion. It is an honour to be invited to the table as Empower chart their path forward and expand on the extraordinary leadership position they have established — delivering actionable insights through specialized market research localization.
Paula Shannon (she/her) is a globally-recognised localization and sales expert, as well as:
Founder and Director of Salosophy
Chief Evangelist for Silicon Valley start-up Lilt, Inc.
Board member of the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA)
The first female Vice President in the 150-year history of the Royal Montréal Golf Club
Paula has 30 years of Sales and Investment success in localization. While Chief Sales Officer and Senior Vice President at Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., Paula oversaw a sales increase from US$38m to US$600m.
Paula was named to the “Diversity 50” of the Canadian Board Diversity Council (CBDC) in 2015, and has been awarded an International Stevie Award for “Best Sales Executive”, “Women in the Lead – Femmes de Tête”, and the “Women in Business” Award for “Best Canadian Executive”.
The glittering shelf.
Our Advisory Board support us for a reason: they believe in what we're doing, and how we're doing it.
And they're not the only ones. We have been honoured with glowing recognition of the expertise and passion we put into research localization, straight from our peers.