In support of women’s history month, we are showcasing quotations from women leaders on the benefits of connecting people, making others better, cultivating a network of trusted mentors and colleagues, and just overall helping advance the entire organization by helping others advance. Below are these quotes and a little information about each woman.
Here are nine QuotATIONS:
Susan Mcpherson (Founder & CEO, McPherson Strategies)
Susan McPherson is a serial connector, angel investor, and corporate responsibility expert. She is the founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, a communications consultancy focused on the intersection of brands and social impact, providing storytelling, partnership creation and visibility to corporations, NGOs and social enterprises. She is the author of The Lost Art of Connecting: The Gather, Ask, Do Method for Building Meaningful Business Relationships.
Sheryl Sandberg (COO, Facebook)
Sheryl Kara Sandberg is an American business executive, billionaire and philanthropist. Sandberg serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook and is the founder of Lean In. In June 2012, she was elected to Facebook's board of directors, becoming the first woman to serve on its board.
Stephanie Courtillier (Founder, Integrous Women)
As founder and CEO of Integrous Women, Stephanie Courtillier is paving the way for the next generation of conscious leaders. She is on a mission to inspire, educate and empower women to create their own purpose-driven futures through a supportive, forward-thinking and compassionate community. She recently won the 2020 World-Changing Woman in Conscious Business award by Conscious Company Media for her local and global sustainable impact work.
Maria Castañón Moats (Governance Insights Center Leader, PwC US)
Maria Castañón Moats is the leader of PwC’s Governance Insights Center, which strives to strengthen the connection between directors, executive teams and investors by helping them navigate the evolving governance landscape.
With more than 25 years of experience at PwC, Maria is the leader of PwC’s Governance Insights Center and has previously held important PwC leadership roles within the U.S. firm. From 2011 to 2016 Maria served as PwC’s Chief Diversity Officer. After that role, and before becoming the leader of the Governance Insights Center, Maria served as Vice Chair, Mexico & U.S. Assurance Leader. In this capacity she oversaw PwC’s national Assurance practice.
Ginni Rometty, Former Executive Chairman and CEO of IBM, Co-Chairman at OneTen
Virginia Marie "Ginni" Rometty is an American business executive who served as executive chairman of IBM after stepping down as CEO on April 1, 2020. She previously served as chairman, president and CEO of IBM, becoming the first woman to head the company.
Jess Lee, Co-Founder and CEO, Polyvore
Jess Lee is the first female investing partner at the Sequoia Capital's Silicon Valley firm. Previously, she was a successful entrepreneur who co-founded Polyvore, a fashion e-commerce company that was acquired by Yahoo for about $200 million.
Angela Ahrendts, SVP Retail, Apple
Angela Jean Ahrendts, DBE, is an American businesswoman who was the senior vice president of retail at Apple Inc. She was the CEO of Burberry from 2006 to 2014. Ahrendts left Burberry to join Apple in 2014. Ahrendts was ranked 25th in Forbes' 2015 list of the most powerful women in the world, ninth most powerful woman in the U.K. in the BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour 100 Power List, and 29th in Fortune's 2014 list of the world's most powerful women in business. She was also a member of the U.K.'s Prime Minister's business advisory council until it was disbanded in 2016.
Lori Richardson, Founder, Score More Sales
Lori Richardson is Founder and CEO of Score More Sales, a sales strategy consulting, training, and coaching firm for midsized companies in technology, SaaS, manufacturing, distribution, telecom and professional services.
Alaina Percival, CEO, Women Who Code
Alaina Percival is Chief Executive Officer of Women Who Code, a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Under Alaina's leadership, Women Who Code has grown to serve more than 180,000 women in 20 countries and 60 cities across the globe.
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