Reflections on 2020

Season 1, Episode 6

 

 
This year has been a particularly challenging one, requiring everyone to find new ways of living, working and practicing resilience. Ambassadors from the Spring 2019 program reflect back on 2020, and how lessons from the Leading Women Executives program helped them be more effective leaders throughout this tumultuous time. Featuring Summer Collins, Associate Vice President, Design and Innovation at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas; Liz Henderson, Senior Managing Director at Aon; and Khai Yang, Director Data Strategy at Allstate.

Embracing Stretch Roles With Confidence

Season 1, Episode 5

 

 
Leadership journeys often uncover opportunities to take on “stretch roles” – positions that require new skill sets and new responsibilities, and which yield great rewards. Moving into these roles requires courage, confidence and a willingness to step out of one’s comfort zone. In this episode, Kris Yates, President of Allsteel (a division of HNI Corporation) and Leading Women Executives Ambassador, 2011, shares how embracing stretch roles has enhanced her career and benefited her company.

Crossing the Digital Rubicon

Season 1, Episode 4

 

 
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced companies to accelerate their digital transformation strategies to meet their customers’ needs quickly, creatively and efficiently. In this episode, we explore the concepts of the Digital Rubicon and proximity, and how Ulta is applying these lessons to how they do business. Featuring: Rob Wolcott, Co-Founder and Executive Director of The World Innovation Network (TWIN); Clinical Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; managing partner with Clareo; and faculty member for our sister program – CEO Perspectives; and Prama Bhatt, Chief Digital Officer, Ulta; Leading Women Executives Advocate and Ambassador, Spring 2016.

Reflections on Legacy & Leadership

Season 1, Episode 3

 

 
Corporate Leadership Center Co-Chairmen and Leading Women Executives Co-Founders Cheryl Francis and Sheila Penrose reflect on their experiences as senior business leaders at a time when few women had a ‘seat at the table’. In this episode, they acknowledge important mentors who influenced them throughout their careers and share their experiences as business leaders, along with their hopes for the advancement of women in leadership.

The Power of the Peer Board

Season 1, Episode 2

 

 
Peer boards are an integral part of the Leading Women Executives program. These carefully curated, smaller groups of 4-5 women are designed to help participants cultivate a strategic network and valuable resource for professional viewpoints.

Revenue Growth in the Time of COVID-19

Season 1, Episode 1

 

 
The COVID-19 crisis has forced organizations to reassess and realign how they do business. Understanding customers’ changing needs is a critical step in the process, and requires companies to listen, learn and adapt quickly in order to succeed in this new environment.