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    "Slowing down to speed up can be pivotal and just so impactful. Taking that breath, listening, being present." Stephanie Hoppe, calls it "the power of the pause" before making a decision, a lesson Cicis Pizza CMO has practiced throughout her career. In this episode of Brand Insider: BTS, Stephanie talks with me about her goal to be VP by the age of 40, her journey to achieve it and the quality she deems "priceless" in potential employees.
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    I was like, "oh my gosh, I don't think I'm ever going to survive this!" The "this" was MK Woltz's new position at Danone, where, now five years later, she is the CPG brand's director of media connections. Prior to Danone, she had exclusively worked on the agency side, so this unchartered opportunity brought her out her comfort zone. Something, as MK reveals in this episode of Brand Insider: BTS, she continually strives for. She also opens up about her evolving work/life balance, her fondness for jingles, and that thing she has to do every day no matter what. Can …
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