meet our CEO
Linda Fisk is a multi-award-winning leader, keynote speaker, podcast host, author and university professor dedicated to amplifying and extending the success of other high-caliber business leaders. She is the Founder and CEO of LeadHERship Global, a community of unstoppable women enhancing their leadership blueprint and embracing their power to be the best version of themselves- in work and life. In LeadHERship Global, Linda supports and guides ambitious, creative women to move in the direction of their purpose, their mission and their dreams with powerful connections, critical support, practical tools and valuable resources to show up, speak up and step up in their careers and personal lives. Prior to her role in LeadHERship Global, Linda was the CEO of Collective 54, and the global head of brand marketing, public relations and communications at Susan G. Komen. Linda forged a career as an entrepreneurial and forward-thinking marketing executive on the cutting edge of brand marketing, and as the global head of marketing for YPO, she developed her passion for bringing inspiring leaders together to create opportunity, discover possibility and solve problems. Linda has a Ph.D. and M.A. in Clinical Psychology and has written extensively on the subjects of social comparison, depression and anxiety, subjective well-being and personality theory, with a focus on relating scientific research to commonly understood concepts. Currently, Linda is interested in the psychology of influence, persuasion and negotiation.
meet our board
Christina Alford is the Founder and CEO of CFF and Associates and the former SVP of Development for Susan G. Komen. Christina is an experienced strategic leader with a demonstrated history of working in cause-related marketing. Christina earned a "Diversity and Inclusion Certificate" from Cornell University and is skilled in corporate cause campaigns, corporate brand partnerships, brand activation, brand sponsorship, event strategy and execution, celebrity foundation management, and fundraising strategy. Christina has a passion bringing brands to life through partnerships with cause. She also believes in supporting women and women-owned businesses, co-creating the LeadHERship Global podcast, a community of women empowering and supporting women in all sectors and all industries.
Experienced Chairman, Corporate Director, CEO and international speaker on disruption and technology, Colleen Brown was recognized in 2019 as a “Most Influential Corporate Director” by Women Inc. Magazine. She has been named by the NACD as a "Top 100 Director in the US", selected NACD “Director of the Year” and Corporate Director Magazine identified Colleen as a “Top 10 Corporate Director You Should Know”. Seattle Business Magazine named her “Outstanding Public Company CEO” and she is a NACD Leadership Fellow and a member of the Aspen Leadership Institute. During her tenure as Director and CEO of Fisher Communications, she was selected as GAMCO Management "Hall of Fame" winner for delivering outstanding shareholder value. Colleen has served in the C-Suite of Belo Corp., a Fortune 1000 company, President of Broadcasting at Lee Enterprises, and as a President at Gannett, a Fortune 100 company.
Gabrielle Bosche is a best-selling author of five books, a popular TedX speaker and generational strategist. She has been featured in Huffington Post, Success, NPR, Business Insider Fast Company, Glamour and on Bloomberg Radio for her work helping companies around the world attract, retain and optimize their Millennial workforce. Gabrielle is the author of "5 Millennial Myths: The Handbook for Managing and Motivating Millennials" and the Founder and President of The Millennial Solution, an international training and consulting company bridging the generation gap. Gabrielle self-published her first book at 17, became an elite athlete and won a beauty pageant all before the age of 20. Gabrielle's newest book, "The Purpose Factor: Extreme Clarity for Why You're Here and What to Do About It" provides a practical approach to discovering and using your purpose.
Debby Carreau is the CEO & Founder of Inspired HR, respected as one of Canada’s Top HR consultancies serving over 200,000 employees across North America and Europe. She is widely recognized in the media and the business community as a workplace thought leader and author of the book "The Mentor Myth". Debby is a regular guest on multiple national TV news outlets and regularly writes for Entrepreneur Magazine and CNBC about the workplace and careers. Debby has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 25 HR professionals and one of Canada's "Most Powerful Women" four times, marking her entry into Canada's "Top 100 Hall of Fame" as their youngest inductee. She sits on multiple boards including YPO Global and YPO British Columbia, University of Calgary Board of Governors, the Advisory Board for FinDev Canada and two private equity firms.
Cynthia Cleveland is a 5-time CEO, served on 10 fiduciary and advisory boards, and an expert in developing, translating and monetizing intellectual property rights into major global consumer brands and new businesses across diverse industries. Cynthia successfully generated over $4 billion in worldwide sales across consumer product, entertainment, and publishing brands. With international business and board experience, Cynthia has a track record of identifying and capitalizing on emerging trends to create new businesses. She has successfully navigated Fortune 500 companies, run a venture backed business, and launched an entrepreneurial digital business. With over 20 years of product development and marketing expertise, Cynthia has successfully directly introduced over 1,000 products with over $4 billion in sales volume for well-known companies such as Universal Studios, Carnation Foods, Mattel Toys, Teleflora floral gifts, and Imaginarium toy stores. She is currently a partner in CEO Coaching International the leading coaching firm for growth-focused CEOs and entrepreneurs.
Rachel Davies is a widely-respected creative leader, who has crafted authentic storytelling together with breakthrough creative, to drive measurable results and foster an environment of innovation. She has successfully managed cross-functional teams on a national and global scale and worked closely with internal and external partners, collaborating to understand, create and deliver superior creative work for global iconic brands. Currently, Rachel is responsible for the creative direction, operations, strategic development and execution of unified, multi-media initiatives to enhance and support the Susan G. Komen brand and fuel the purpose-driven mission of that organization: To save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.
Jodi Flynn of "Women Taking the Lead" is an Executive Leadership Coach, Podcaster, Author, Speaker, and Workshop Facilitator. Women leaders hire Jodi to develop the skills needed to thrive in Senior Leadership. She is the host of the critically acclaimed "Women Taking the Lead" podcast, and an Amazon bestselling author of the book, "Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing". She is the President of the Board for The Maine Women’s Conference and has been featured in Entrepreneur and Forbes Magazine.
Sheila Hartnett is the Former CEO North America for OgilvyAction and CEO North America and Chairman North America for Geometry Global, and former President of the Board of Susan G. Komen Chicago. Sheila currently serves as the Chief Growth Officer Stadiumred Group, a Board Member for Connective and the Founder of Hartnett Enterprises. In her role with Hartnett Enterprises, Sheila works with start-ups, and companies involved in early stage fundraising, acquisition integration, and positioning for future selling options. Sheila is Founder of K&L Marketing, where she grew her company to over 3,200 employees, building sales for world class companies, including American Express, P&G, Western Union and Nestle. In 2005 Sheila sold her company to Ogilvy & Mather (WPP) and it became the backbone of OgilvyAction, and Geometry Worldwide.
Jacqueline Hayes is a four-time author, keynote speaker, impact coach, podcaster, publisher, and CEO of Seyah One Enterprises. Jacqueline is passionate about helping people unveil their true potential, realize their dreams, and achieve excellence in life. She leverages 23+ years of experience in human resources and talent acquisition to empower others for success and greatness. Jacqueline loves connecting with new and amazing people and helping them broaden their horizons and adopt a constructive approach to life. Over the years, Jacqueline has had the luxury to serve in numerous major industries including education, telecommunications, and technology, and she is an avid seeker of knowledge. Jacqueline is the author of “Unfolding: A Woman’s Journey,” “You Are Enough: A Guide to Love, Joy, Peace, Freedom, and Acceptance,” “Blossom: Discover the Beautiful Flower Within,” and “Inspired Living: Beautiful Inspirational Quotes for the Journey.”
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