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Pivot Points

Global Executive and Award winning Author, Perry Yeatman presents candid interviews with women who made it to the top sharing how they did it and how you can too
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Feb 11, 2017

Gina Boswell is such a “gem” it’s no surprise to me that she’s now leading “the jewel in Unilever’s crown” as the head of the UK & Ireland. The blending of a warm, grounded personality with a keen intellect and strong drive to achieve is just a wonderful and highly impactful combination. Despite sometimes losing the “dual career battle” with her husband, she has managed to go from strength to strength, leading countless beauty brands and businesses in the US and around the world - including senior roles at Estee Lauder, Avon, Alberto Culver and now Unilever. She is someone anyone would be lucky to have as a friend; proud to have as a partner; and grateful to have as a colleague. This is an interview you don’t want to miss.  

Feb 2, 2017

She may have been described as an “accidental CEO” when she first took the top spot at Xerox back in 2001, but she quickly proved the skeptics wrong by successfully executing the multi-billion dollar turnaround that brought the company back from the brink of bankruptcy. By her own admission, her rise to the corner office was “pretty erratic” but, in retrospect, it’s clear to see that those years in sales, HR and operations, prepared her well. Not surprisingly, she is today a much sought after Board member, advisor and public speaker.

Jan 31, 2017

Mary Chris Gay is one of those rare women who made it to the top in the world of finance – rising to become an SVP at Legg Mason where she managed a portfolio of more than $20 billion in assets.  Listen in to hear how she not only survived but thrived in this male dominated industry.  

 

Jan 24, 2017

By any measure, Mary Baglivo has had an impressive career in the advertising and marketing field.  She’s been a CEO, CMO, COO, and Board Chair - most more than once. For nearly a decade, she led Saatchi & Saatchi Americas, as CEO and later as Chairman and CEO. Then, three years ago, instead of just resting on her laurels, to the surprise of many, she raised her hand for a move from the Board of Directors to CMO at Northwestern University. And she’s never looked back!  Listen in to hear how she rose to the top and stayed there, while juggling family and a cross country commute.

Jan 24, 2017

By any measure, Mary Baglivo has had an impressive career in the advertising and marketing field.  She’s been a CEO, CMO, COO, and Board Chair - most more than once. For nearly a decade, she led Saatchi & Saatchi Americas, as CEO and later as Chairman and CEO. Then, three years ago, instead of just resting on her laurels, to the surprise of many, she raised her hand for a move from the Board of Directors to CMO at Northwestern University. And she’s never looked back!  Listen in to hear how she rose to the top and stayed there, while juggling family and a cross country commute.

Jan 23, 2017

Despite being literally born into the business, Keech still had to work hard and sacrifice to get where she is today. Hear how this 39 yr old manages being a global CEO, a wife and a mother of two young children.

Jan 3, 2017

Martha Boudreau made it to the top echelon at global PR-firm FleishmanHillard. Then, at 50+ she pivoted from consulting to an in-house role running marketing and communications for one of America’s most prominent Associations – AARP.  Listen in to hear how she rose to the top and stayed there without losing her mind or her heart.   

Jan 3, 2017

Start 2017 off right with this compilation of nine of my favorite stories about how successful women launched their careers. It’s specifically designed for those looking to land that first professional job or still in the early stages of their career.      

Dec 15, 2016

Hear Jane’s advice on: how to survive a love/hate relationship with your boss; why every working women needs a “wife” at home; how to transition successfully when you’ve essentially built your career in a single organization; and how to learn to rely on yourself and not be afraid of making mistakes.

Dec 13, 2016

Hear Carolyn’s career advice on: why she raised her hand for an overseas posting – without even knowing where she’d be moving; why she believes in trying lots of things and not just playing it safe; how she got the help she needed at home to manage a dual career family; and how she knew the non-profit sector was right for her.

Dec 6, 2016

Hear Maril’s best advice on: launching your career by taking the path less traveled; balancing a dual career family; successfully transitioning by running toward something (not just away from something); and how being a leader is about being a “host” not a “hero.”

Dec 1, 2016

Hear Laura’s best career advice on: raising your hand and negotiating for what you want; the pros and cons of going part-time; creating a meaningful second act and developing the key attributes of a great leader.

Nov 22, 2016

Deanie Elsner shares her best career advice on: using sales as a career springboard; juggling work and family as a single mom; handling being the “token girl”; creating a playbook for successfully managing transitions; and using being fired to keep you inspired.

Nov 16, 2016

Sally Blount shares her best career advice on: what to look for in your first job; how to negotiate for what you deserve; balancing work and family as a single mom; the importance of coaching when you’re transitioning; and the importance of finding meaning in your work.

Nov 7, 2016

Pernille Spiers-Lopez shares her best career advice on: not being a “job snob”; failing your way to success; using external organizations to build your network; knowing when to leave and how to do it well and being patient and kind to yourself.

Nov 3, 2016

Charlene Wheeless is a fearless leader who has certainly “done it her way” – from Redskins cheerleader to Sr Exec in the male-dominated fields of construction, aerospace and defense.  Here she shares her best advice on: being your authentic self; being resilient; surviving the “mommy mafia”; and negotiating like a man.

Nov 1, 2016

Christie Hefner didn’t grow up wanting to run Playboy. But by the time she stepped down in 2008, she’d become the longest serving female Chair and CEO of a US public company.  Listen in to hear: how she ended up running this ground-breaking enterprise; her views on the real meaning of work/life balance; her tips for deciding when to say “yes” and when to say “no” and how she’s helped other women advance.

Oct 27, 2016

Connie Lindsey shares her best career advice on: the importance of defining success for yourself, getting sales experience and running a P&L, owning your own power; knowing how to navigate transitions; and seeking self-mastery.

Oct 27, 2016

Connie Lindsey shares her best career advice on: the importance of defining success for yourself, getting sales experience and running a P&L, owning your own power; knowing how to navigate transitions; and seeking self-mastery.

Oct 25, 2016

Jeri Finard shares her best career advice on: creating your own “launch” opportunity; knowing when and why to say “no”; asking for help; and getting comfortable in a new role.

Oct 21, 2016

Ilyce Glink shares her best career advice on: how getting fired can actually “launch” your career, how important it is to get comfortable with change; how to craft your image so that people will focus on your substance and the power of leverage at the executive level and how to get it.    

Oct 18, 2016

Kathy Beiser shares her best career advice on: taking risks to land your first job; handling negative feedback; not stressing about work/life balance but creating meaningful touchpoints instead; and what to do when you find yourself in the wrong role.

Oct 13, 2016

Perry Yeatman shares her best career advice on: how to make any first job a launching pad; how being a mom can make you a better CEO; how to negotiate for what you really want; and how to design the right “second act.”          

Oct 12, 2016

Rhonda Jordan shares her best career advice on: helping working moms put down the guilt; becoming your own best career advocate; speaking up to get what you want; and broadening your network  beyond your own organization.         

   

Oct 6, 2016

Betty Hudson shares her best career advice for: making the most of your first job, winning over your new colleagues when you change jobs or organizations and surviving scrutiny at the top.

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