A native of Washington, DC. Karen Hardy earned her doctorate in Organizational Leadership and Human Resource Development from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She holds an MBA and earned a BA degree in journalism from the Hampton University. She has contributed to and written over 10 books on business, leadership, personal development, and risk management.
Dr. Hardy served as a scholar for the IBM Center for the Business of Government and as an Advisor to the National Academy of Public Administration.
She is the recipient of the Most Promising New Textbook Award from the Academic Authors Association and is creator/host of an award-winning podcast. Her scholarly work has been cited in numerous publications including the Journal of Applied Economic Sciences; Global Business and Organizational Excellence Review, Journal of Operational Risk, and the Journal of Managerial Psychology.
She has published works in practitioner publications such as Fed Tech Magazine, Public Sector Digest and The Public Manager.
Dr. Hardy is also an award-winning film producer and has invested in storytelling projects. In 2018, she produced the documentary "A New Leash on Life: The K9s for Warriors Story," which won 4 EMMY Awards.
What is 62 Media Publishing?
62 Media Publishing is an independent, woman-owned publisher and Strategic Leadership Advisors LLC division that focuses on providing quality professional development opportunities for subject matter experts (SMEs). The goal of the publishing division is to help industry professionals build their professional competencies in communication. The publishing division is home to Flip This Risk® Books, an award-winning branded book series that focuses on risk management practices across all industries.
What is the mission of 62 Media Publishing?
Flip This Risk® Books is a spinoff of the award-winning Flip This Risk® Podcast, which started in 2017. The book series is thought of as the Dummies-type book for risk management.
Our books are at the intersection of diversity, literacy, and sustainability.
Risk management is a critical skill set in today's business environment. Its importance was elevated during the pandemic. As a result, hiring for risk management professionals has been on the rise in the post-pandemic. As a continuously growing field, there must be representation not just in risk management roles but also in the industry literature in the publications to shape future thought leadership.
"Risk management services is a multi-billion dollar industry, yet most industry books listed on the Amazon Top 100 risk management list are written by non-BIPOC authors," says Hardy. "I want to change that dynamic by inviting a diversity of perspectives to the writing process," she adds.
There are three goals for the publications.
What are the benefits of working with 62 Media Publishing?
The book series allows SMEs to engage in unique continuing education experiences by building their communication and storytelling skills and making a contribution to the curation of knowledge for the industry.
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