Results tagged as "leadership"

  • My “Perspective” Led to My Progress

    By Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Professor, Harvard Business School March 23, 2015 09:00 AM

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Professor at Harvard Business School, shares the defining characteristic that led to her progress.

    Anything can look like a failure in the middle. Pushing through this challenging mid-point is the only path to success.

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  • My "Perseverance" Led to My Progress

    By Diana Taylor, Managing Director, Wolfensohn & Co., Member of Citi Board of Directors March 20, 2015 12:00 PM

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, Diana Taylor, Managing Director, Wolfensohn & Co., Member of Citi Board of Directors, shares her story about the defining characteristic that led to her progress.

    To say that I came of age in a man’s world would be an understatement.

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  • My "Courage" Led to My Progress

    By Lisa Stone, Co-Founder, BlogHer March 17, 2015 12:00 PM

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, Lisa Stone, SheKnows Media Chief Community Officer and Co-founder of BlogHer, shares her story about the defining characteristic that led to her progress.

    Have you ever seen a child blush red and break out in a sweat when called upon in class? Or cry in embarrassment if forced to speak? That was me.

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  • My "Curiosity" Led to My Progress

    By Professor Linda Scott, DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Said Business School, University of Oxford March 16, 2015 12:00 PM

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, Professor Linda Scott, DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Said Business School, University of Oxford, shares her story about the defining characteristic that led to her progress.

    I had just finished a book on the history of the beauty industry in the United States when I accepted a job at the University of Oxford. I had learned while doing research for the book that the modern economy had empowered American women in many ways, rather than creating their disadvantaged status, as feminist academics have long argued. I decided that at Oxford I would study whether the same mechanisms that worked for women in 19th century United States could be used now to empower women in developing countries. Specifically, I focused my study on the cosmetics company Avon , which operates all over the world, and whether it could economically empower poor women in Africa.

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  • My "Sense of Community" Led to My Progress

    By Farah Mohamed, Founder & CEO, G(irls)20 March 13, 2015 12:00 PM

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, Farah Mohamed, Founder & CEO, G(irls)20, shares her story about the defining moment in time that led to her progress.

    It is hard to believe that an event that took place when you are 2 years old can shape your entire approach to life and, indeed, your progress.

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  • My "Competitive Spirit" Led to My Progress

    By Ana Duarte-Mccarthy, Chief Diversity Officer, Citi March 12, 2015 12:00 PM

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, Ana Duarte McCarthy, Chief Diversity Officer at Citi, shares her story about the defining characteristic that led to her progress.

    I like to win—I like the adrenaline rush, the excitement – the pure joy that comes with winning. Is it that I was a middle child seeking attention? I’m not sure. I know that I have always been happiest when playing on a team—starting with the Banana Splits girls’ recreation basketball team as a kid, and later playing high school varsity basketball on the Oak Knoll Bombers in New Jersey. I loved when my team’s work and skills all came together. The thrill was especially potent if the game was close, and we won at the buzzer. My parents were very happy to support my participation in sports. Mom would pack the team in her big Ford LTD station wagon, ferrying us around New Jersey, and dad would leave work early to come watch us play – which was unusual for a father to do in the 1970s.

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  • My "Open-Mindedness" Led to My Progress

    By Geeta Menon, Dean of the Undergraduate College, Abraham Krasnoff Professor of Global Business & Professor of Marketing, NYU Stern School of Business March 11, 2015 12:00 PM

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, Geeta Menon, Dean of the Undergraduate College & Abraham Krasnoff Professor of Global Business & Marketing, NYU Stern School of Business, shares her story about the defining characteristic that led to her progress.

    I don’t believe that any one particular achievement equals success. Instead, I embrace – and even look forward to – the unexpected opportunities that are inevitable in life. In fact, I’ve found that being open to the unknown is what led to my progress.

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  • My "Vision" Led to My Progress

    By Ireti Samuel-Ogbu, Managing Director, EMEA Payments and Receivables Head, Treasury and Trade Solutions March 10, 2015 12:00 PM

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, Ireti Samuel-Ogbu, Managing Director, EMEA Payments and Receivables Head, Treasury and Trade Solutions, shares her story about the defining characteristic that led to her progress.

    Throughout my career I have always made career moves with a forward looking perspective.

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  • My "Tenacity" Led to My Progress

    By Deborah Hopkins, CEO, Citi Ventures and Chief Innovation Officer, Citi March 09, 2015 12:00 PM

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, Deborah Hopkins, CEO, Citi Ventures and Chief Innovation Officer, Citi, shares her story about the defining characteristic that led to her progress.

    Early in my career at a well-known B2B company, I was asked to take on a new responsibility – not part of my job description at the time – and navigate a possible bankruptcy. There was a consortium of more than 20 banks advocating for a Chapter 11 filing of our company, and I was assigned to create a convincing story of why we were worth more alive than dead. I went home that day thinking I had no idea where to start; it felt like I had been pushed into the deep end but didn’t know how to swim.

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  • My "Risk Taking" Led to My Progress

    By Ana Maria Fernandez, CCO, Citibank Nicaragua March 05, 2015 10:30 AM

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, Ana Maria Fernandez, CCO, Citibank Nicaragua, shares her story about the defining characteristic that led to her progress.

    For the past two years I’ve served as Chief Country Officer for Citi Nicaragua, overseeing Citi’s $52 million Central American operation. Getting to this point in my career would not have been possible if I did not accept steep challenges – and the risk of failure.

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