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August 25, 2014

Mo’ne Davis- Attention Well Deserved

Posted on LinkedIn Influencers on August 23, 2014.

The past two weeks, the sports world has been enamored by Mo’ne Davis, a 13 year old Little League pitcher from Philadelphia who became the first girl to throw a shut out in the Little League World Series. An extremely talented athlete, Davis has stated that her dream is to eventually play basketball for UConn, but for now, she is the undisputed star of the Little League World Series. Since her shut out, Davis has drawn record crowds and viewers to her games, she was the first Little Leaguer to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated, and she has pretty much become the story of the tournament. It is an incredible accomplishment for someone so young, and I for one would like to congratulate Davis on all of her achievements.

Earlier today, Makers posted a short video profile cheering on Davis as she and her teammates continue through their games, and I’m thrilled that Makers is recognizing the importance of this story. Makers.com was launched in 2012 to highlight the stories of trailblazing women and to celebrate their achievements. Quite often many of these women were the first women to achieve a certain milestone in their field, and while some lament the need to celebrate these firsts, I say bring it on. Every time a woman…

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August 14, 2014

Leadership- You Take It With You

Posted on LinkedIn Influencers on August 14, 2014

Leadership. It’s a very big topic that I have been thinking about a lot lately. One of the main reasons I’ve been giving it a lot of thought is because I was asked to talk about leadership in the context of my career at Goldman Sachs and my current role as CEO of Women Moving Millions by Porsche as part of a series they are doing called, “There is no substitute for….” The videos include profiles of many amazing leaders, including Danae Ringelmann, Co-Founder of Indiegogo, Brian Spaly, CEO of Trunk Club, Ruth Zukerman, Founder of Flywheel Sports, Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871, and Kenny Dichter, Founder and CEO of Wheels Up. Needless to say, I was beyond honored to be included. The shoot was in July, and the completed video was just released.

Of course, I tried to prepare for the shoot, but the goal was to not have something scripted out, but rather for it to just be in conversation about the topic. What you see above is a few minutes of a very long conversation. Flying home that night from Los Angeles, I drifted back to so many memories from my time at Goldman, and in particular, to the work I did in those last few years that really ignited my interest in leadership development. I was part…

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August 01, 2014

15 Great Quotes To Start Your Summer Weekend

IMG_3300Published on LinkedIn Influencers on August 1, 2014.

I am a quote freak. When someone says something so powerful, so beautiful, in just a line or two I feel compelled to capture and collect it. I have a giant word-doc with all my favorites, and I pull them out as needed – for a speech, for a sympathy card, or just a little something to add to the bottom of an email.

This morning I found myself pouring through it for another reason. I was looking for a great quote on IMPACT to be included in a report we are finishing for Women Moving Millions. There were so many wonderful ones and hoping to make your summer weekend just a little sweeter, here are a few of my favorites.

  1. “If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.” Anita Roddick
  2. “The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.” Tony Robbins
  3. “In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.” Les Brown
  4. “Moments don’t last unless we do something with them.” Gloria Feldt
  5. “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” Aristotle
  6. “Your best self requires your whole self.” Dondeena Bradley
  7. “The difficult we do immediately; the impossible takes a little longer.” Charles Alexandre de Calonne
  8. “I am not afraid…I was born to do this.” Joan of Arc
  9. “It is never too late to be…

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