"Women should focus on the things that give them energy and make them want to get to work every day."
"Don’t underestimate the importance of having the right people in your corner to help you."
Partner, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
"I took on tough roles no one else wanted and then focused on demonstrating results within them."
"Be known for your unique skill set or the way you get things done."
Senior vice president and chief strategy officer, Kimberly-Clark Corp.
"I think about my relationships as a bank account. In order to make withdrawals from that relationship account, you have to take the time to make lots of deposits. I remind myself every day I benefit from people who were willing to sponsor and mentor me along the way."
"When you make a decision, embrace it and don’t lose sleep thinking about 'what if.'"
Chief financial officer, Mary Kay Inc.
"The best leaders don’t necessarily have the best answers, but are highly skilled at knowing the right one when they see it."
"There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but few will capture your heart. Pursue those."
Senior vice president talent development and chief diversity officer, AT&T
"Find the place where you can excel. Each of us has strengths and passions, so figure out what role will allow you to leverage your strengths the majority of the time."
"Don’t sacrifice anything you believe in – especially your values and family."
Senior director, Diversity and Inclusion, Frito-Lay North America
I want to express my gratitude to all the leaders who took part in this series. Listen to each of their 1-minute audio segments here. I hope that you'll be as inspired by their wisdom as I have been.
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