Episode 4: Break Out of Your ‘Brady Bunch’ Zoom Box: Pandemic Team Building

Is your team struggling to function effectively in your pandemic work arrangement? Joi Freeman, founder and CEO of Remnant Strategy, joins the podcast to talk about how to adapt to the ever-changing face of teamwork and why it is vital we all remember one simple fact: we are all human.

Guest Bio:

Joi Freeman is the Founder & CEO of Remnant Strategy, a consultancy working at the intersection of culture and commerce to help legacy and emerging businesses navigate the ever-evolving global terrain.  As a strategist, youth culture enthusiast, and advocate for voices of vulnerable populations, Joi is regarded as a brand “fixer” who connects the dots between corporate strategy, brand marketing, and social impact.

In this last year, Freeman led growth strategy engagements across sectors including arts education, teletherapy, and women/youth economic development. Before founding Remnant Strategy, she developed brand strategies for a host of businesses including The Boston Consulting Group, the YMCA, Claire’s & Icing stores, the Girl Scouts, MoneyGram International, HOPE Worldwide, McDonald’s, and Burger King.

As a frequent presenter on issues impacting Gen Zs globally and specifically youth of color, Freeman is deeply committed to creating successful pathways for the next and most diverse generation to maximize their full potential. She was selected as one of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Class of 2021 Emerging Leaders, and serves on several non-profit boards including alt_ Chicago, GirlForward, and Together Chicago.

Freeman has an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Literature of the African Diaspora and Creative Writing from the University of Maryland, College Park.