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Karen Mangia

President & Chief Strategy OfficerThe Engineered Innovation Group

Indianapolis, IN

Member Since November 2022


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Karen Mangia is a dynamic leader serving as President and Chief Strategy Officer at The Engineered Innovation Group. She spearheads the company's thought leadership and leads the Insights & Innovation Practice. Her customer growth-focused practice is a catalyst that sparks success for individuals, teams and organizations. With over 20 years of experience in corporate strategy, technology, and innovation, Karen's career highlights include senior leadership roles at Salesforce, Cisco, and AT&T, where she drove revenue growth, improved customer loyalty and accelerated business transformation. Karen is also a prolific writer and captivating speaker. She is the author of four high impact books, including "Success With Less" (2016), "Listen Up!" (2020), "Working from Home" (2020), and "Success from Anywhere" (2021), a WSJ Bestseller. Her TEDx talks and keynotes captivate global audiences. Beyond her professional pursuits, she showcases her talents as a trained chef. Karen's exceptional contributions have earned her prestigious accolades such as the "40 under 40" award and the Distinguished Alumni Award from Ball State University. Her thought leadership extends to platforms like Thrive Global, Newsweek Expert Forum, and national media outlets. With visionary leadership, industry knowledge, and a commitment to innovation, Karen Mangia shapes the landscape of customer growth, Go to Market strategy, and organizational success.

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18 Signs It’s Time for Your Business to Raise Prices

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With inflation rising, businesses are being challenged to balance profit and customer satisfaction. Maintaining the delicate balance between profit and customer satisfaction is a constant challenge. These days, business owners find themselves in the tough position of needing to raise prices to maintain balance in a world plagued by inflation. In a competitive market, price changes can be a double-edged sword, potentially boosting revenues or driving customers away. To navigate this terrain successfully, it's crucial for businesses to identify the one sign that indicates it might be time to raise prices. To help, 18 Newsweek Expert Forum members delve into the intricacies of pricing strategy and explore the key factors that signal when your business should consider this significant step.

17 Factors to Consider When Building a Safer Workplace Environment

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Inviting employees to share their input in workplace changes helps ensure the creation of an inclusive and empathetic space. The idea of what constitutes a safe working environment has changed significantly in today’s global business environment. Where before the focus was primarily on physical safety, many organizations have evolved to now include well-being and psychological safety as well, resulting in increased productivity and decreased turnover.  While many businesses are committed to creating and maintaining a safer work environment, knowing where to start and what to focus on can be challenging. To help, 17 Newsweek Expert Forum members each offer one essential factor business leaders should consider when working to build a safer working environment in a business.

Seven Strategies to Move from Stuck to Unstuck: How to See New Possibilities Inside of Old Problems


Whether you're an employer, employee or entrepreneur, here's how these questions can move you from stuck to a place of possibility.

20 Specific Ways Executives Can Reenergize Mid-Level Leaders

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Creating a workplace environment where all employees feel able to communicate their needs is critical to retaining your team. Every business goes through busy and stressful times. While many organizations are able to navigate and overcome these hurdles, it can result in leaders experiencing burnout. This is especially true for mid-level leaders as they tend to direct many different moving parts and interact with individual team members. Fortunately, with the proactive support of the executive team, there are tactics that can be utilized to mitigate or prevent burnout and reinvigorate mid-level leaders. To help, 20 Newsweek Expert Forum members each share one way the executive team can help mid-level leaders get reenergized when they are feeling burned out.

12 Top Tips to Improve a Business’s SEO at Little or No Cost

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Putting time and effort into making improvements to your business’s SEO strategy is a worthwhile investment. With so many brands vying for attention in the digital space, attracting potential customers and retaining their attention can sometimes come at a high cost. To keep expenses down, many companies have turned to search engine optimization or SEO to boost their position in search results and drive more traffic to their website and content. Determining which small but necessary changes will be most beneficial requires thorough consideration of your target audience. To help, 12 Newsweek Expert Forum members each share one tip that business leaders can leverage to improve their business’s SEO at little or no cost.

15 Telltale Signs It’s Time to End a Client Partnership

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When a partnership with a client isn’t working as well as it used to, it can be hard to let go of both the relationship and the steady work. While a steady supply of new clients is critical to helping a business get off the ground, returning customers play an equally important role in a business’s lasting success. Establishing a long-term partnership with a client can be incredibly beneficial on both sides, resulting in effective collaboration, increased efficiency and a deeper understanding of the other party. However, not all relationships are meant to last forever. When issues keep occurring and relations become strained or toxic, it’s time to take an objective look at the partnership to determine whether it should continue. Below, 15 Newsweek Expert Forum members each share one warning sign that a partnership with a client has turned toxic and needs to be ended.

Company details

The Engineered Innovation Group

Company bio

Our mission is to help companies create products and build their software organizations. We design and engineer minimally viable products (MVPs) for venture-backed startups. We also work with well established companies & institutions to build new products.



Area of focus

Information Technology

Company size

10,001 plus