Leadership in the News

by Web Manager published May 10, 2017 09:45 AM, last modified Jun 12, 2018 03:01 PM

Explore the challenges and realities of leadership. Some individuals are thrust into leadership positions by circumstance; others seek those positions with specific goals in mind.  Leadership success is a complex nexus of personality, skill, and opportunity. Read these news stories to learn about the successes and failures of leaders in the public eye.


Sallie Krawcheck, once the 'most powerful woman on Wall Street,' says her startup Ellevest doesn't 'empower' women — because that's not what they need (05/25/2018)

Sallie Krawcheck’s resume includes positions as CEO of Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, US Trust, and Citi Private Bank (and as Citi’s CFO). In this Business Insider interview, she shares some of her experience “navigating the boys’ club of finance” and how it inspired her to found Ellevest, an investment company aimed at helping women create wealth for themselves.


From startup to $12 billion: Seven lessons from Dropbox  (04/25/2018)

Thinking of founding your own startup? Here’s some advice from Dropbox CEO and founder Drew Houston, whose 2007 apartment-based startup was valued at $12 billion at the time of its March 2018 IPO.


BirchBox CEO-Turned-Investor Hayley Barna Discusses Top Founder Mistakes (04/25/2018)

In this Fortune interview, venture capitalist Hayley Barna offers advice to would-be startup founders based on own experiences as co-founder of Birchbox, the online cosmetics subscription service. She also talks about transitioning from CEO to venture capitalist, how her successes and failures in the former role informs her decision-making in the latter.


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