Member Advice: Leadership
"As a business owner, I’ve learned you must invest in your business and yourself - whether it’s an educational conference, an online course, or joining Ellevate - we all need to continue to grow, evolve and learn. I believe it’s crucial to invest in you to achieve optimal growth."
Amy Adams, Managing Member, AJA Marketing, LLC
"You cannot be, do and have everything. But when you know what your priorities are, what is important to you and you live by that – then you will feel immense success and satisfaction in life."
Karina Schmitt Lund, Founder, Winterspring
"Learning how to be the calm, soothing connector who facilitates the creation of diverse ecosystems has been a lifelong objective. Doing so adds value and diffuses objections before they arise."
Jeanne Achille, CEO, The Devon Group
"To show your leadership ability, you can’t remain a worker bee, you must demonstrate that you can actually help bring an idea into full fruition."
Nozomi Morgan, President/ Executive Coach, Michiki Morgan Worldwide LLC
"Treat people with the same respect that you expect from others."
Jennifer Merschdorf, CEO, Young Survival Coalition
"My biggest challenge in my career to date is being an entrepreneur. I love it and find it so rewarding, but it is also very challenging to wear so many ‘hats’ every day."
Lena Beck Rørvig, CEO, Beck Global Consulting
"Don’t be the shrinking violet. People flock to confidence and innovation, so view client meetings as an opportunity to sell yourself as someone who will help their company."
Jennifer Gluckow, CEO, Sales Generators
"Building trust in your work environment takes effort but the results are long lasting and can revolutionize productivity."
Caroline Dowd- Higgins, Director of Professional Enrichment, Indiana Universiy Alumni Association
"Recognizing that you and your team have power together is important. Be humble and listen to what others have to say."
Farhana Huq, Founder & Executive Coach, Surf Life Coaching
“Have big and small visions and a focus. Then stay focused without being narrowed in the vision.”
Abha Maryada Banerjee, Founder of SUCCESS INDIA
"Pursue your interests. I’ve had three careers and they have unknowingly/unwittingly all flowed from one another... Only by pursuing my interests did this career open up to me."
Nanette Miner, founder of The Training Doctor
"I have cultivated strong relationships with successful kind people who have given me great career advice and encouraged me along the way. They didn’t come to me, I found them. So don’t be shy ladies!"
Sophia Matveeva, Associate Director at Blasting News
"Get very creative and smart about not spending too much early on in a new business. Barter, learn new skills and do as much as possible yourself."
Sumeera Rasul, Founder/ CEO of Madesmith
"You can’t worry about whether or not every idea will succeed. You must pursue your ideas with passion and conviction."
Ann Pollina, Head of School, Westover
"Gather all you may need when making a choice but then seek your own inner wisdom and guidance to make the final call."
Kim Ann Curtin, Author, "Transforming Wall Street," Founder & CEO of The Wall Street Coach
“Love everyone, especially when they piss you off.”
Mary Kopczynski, Founder & CEO of 8of9 Consulting
“In the end there is always more to learn and more to accomplish.”
Christine Alvarez, VP of Integrated Marketing for Discovery Communications
"Work hard; be nice."
Inez Tenenbaum, Attorney, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
"Position yourself amid fertile soil, find mentors and allies, and celebrate success more than setbacks.”
Elizabeth Sheehan, President and Founder, Containers 2 Clinics
“Effective leaders create a supportive team around them that works to ensure all stakeholders have the same goals and aspirations for the firm.”
Meg McMullen Collins, President and CEO, New England Research & Management, Inc.
"Having the right answer doesn't mean it’s [your] place to volunteer it immediately. When people arrive at the answer for themselves and you let them do it, you're respecting their intelligence."
Parissa Behnia, Idea Chef, 678 Partners
"If you take your emotions and ego out of the equation and focus on the facts, you are more likely to make the best decision available for the situation."
Bridget Williams, Sales Executive, AmeriHome Mortgage Company, LLC
"Never ever ever ever give away your power. As individuals, we need to make sure we are creating the life we want and not giving away our personal power. Figure out where you are giving away your power in your life and career and ask yourself if it's worth it."
Ayelet Baron, Chief Instigator, Simplifying Work
"Understanding your employee's perspective can go a long way towards increasing productivity and happiness."
Kathryn Minshew, CEO and Co-founder, The Muse
"I think all problems have solutions, and the cool and collected people get to the solutions quicker and more creatively."
Dana Kromm, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP
"If you are confident, others will believe in you, invest in you, and follow you."
Jennifer Geoghegan, Elite Advisor Coach & VP Marketing, Focus Financial Partners
"Everyone has some blind spots – even the power players - and so everyone can benefit from a coach."
Sarah Vermunt, Founder, Careergasm
"A leader that can successfully negotiate is extremely powerful; it’s a differentiator."
Ananda Laberge, Negotiation Consultant & Tutor, Scotwork
"Consider every interaction an opportunity. Turn every negative situation into a positive outcome. You will be considered a leader."
Stacey Hawley, Owner/ Principle, Credo
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