Tuesday, May 21 2013
"I hope you do fail," says Cheryl Bachelder, CEO of AFC Enterprises, the franchisor of Popeyes. Find out why she thinks that your greatest contribution will come after the process of picking yourself up, dusting yourself off and getting back on the proverbial horse.
Tuesday, May 07 2013
Emilia DiMenco, now the COO of the Women's Business Development Center in Chicago, reflects on an important lesson in confidence she wishes she had learned earlier in her career. She shares the things she wishes she had asked for and explains why she shouldn't have asked for others.
Written by Sue Wasserman Monday, April 29 2013
Thirty years ago Ellen Lindemann, born and raised in Chicago and afraid of heights, found herself in south Georgia strapped into protective climbing gear and heading over the top of a dam to rappel down its face. A new Georgia Power engineer, Lindemann was determined to show no fear. Here, she shares how she won over her overall-wearing colleagues, pioneered new fields of energy and did it her way.
Written by Megan Blevins Tuesday, April 23 2013
“I am comfortable taking risks. Failure does not scare me,” says Karen Robinson Cope, vice president of strategic alliances of NanoLumens, Inc. and 2013 POW! Award Honoree. Robinson Cope shares how her international travels as a kid helped her become a confident risk-taker at a young age, and how this confidence has guided her as an entrepreneur and leader in today’s business world.
Written by Patty Rasmussen Tuesday, April 16 2013
A 25-year career with Wachovia – which included serving as executive vice president and head of U.S. Corporate Finance – set the stage for Virginia Hepner to assume the role of the first female president and CEO of the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta. Here, this 2013 POW! Award honoree talks about the transition, why the arts matter and her definition of success.
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- Primrose School CEO Jo Kirchner On “Balance, Not Perfection”
- 2013 Chicago POW! Award Winner Taffy Jo Mayers on Becoming an Advocate for Women at Zurich Insurance