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Jun 12, 2017

What makes women great leaders?

Dorinda Walker (Vice President of Consumer Strategy and Key Initiatives within Multicultural Marketing for Prudential’s U.S. Businesses) opens up about her difficult childhood and what fueled her passion to help and lead others. She shares wisdom on the skills and attributes that make women great leaders and gave advice to help women build their self confidence and self worth. This is an absolute must listen episode for all.

Some of the questions I asked Dorinda:

  • 06:45 You've shared that you had a difficult street life as a teenager. Tell us about that?
  • 08:20 What helped you to transition and navigate those difficult experiences and move forward?
  • 10:00 How were you introduced to Faith?
  • 13:05 What's driving you with Prudential today?
  • 13:40 Why do you love leading people?
  • 14:40 What do you wish more C suite leaders would see in women and a more diverse consumer base and employees?
  • 15:45 What are some of the skills/attributes that you believe make women great leaders today?
  • 17:20 Could you share one of the biggest challenges you've faced as a leader at Prudential?
  • 18:50 What helps you today to remain calm with chaos happening all around you?
  • 20:00 What advice would you give to women listening to help them build their self confidence and self worth they need to thrive?
  • 21:17 What are your thoughts on women who worry about achieving their corporate dreams, while still wanting enough time and energy to raise a family and enjoy a complete life?
  • 22:18 How do you empower and nurture your kids to dream big dreams and to take the necessary actions to pursue them?

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