Fay Feeney, CEO of www.riskforgood.com helps companies interpret information from customers, investors and competitors. As Chairman of the American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation, she has been named to the National Association of Corporate Directors "100 Persons to Watch" in recognition of her work promoting the highest standards of corporate governance. Fay talks about bravery in a career defining moment and her passion for advocacy.
Kathryn Downing Former Chairwoman of the California Women’s Foundation and Founder of Galileo Coaching shares her love of the www.womensfoundca.org and some of the observations as a girl growing up that shaped her. As a CEO and leader of the board of the Women’s Foundation, her personal commitment has been to make sure that women and girls have full opportunities in all aspects of their lives. She encourages all to “GET INVOLVED and give back as well as doing things for organizations that you love. She reminds us that careers have twists and turns and you should not be afraid to make a change if you aren’t happy in your occupation. Downing is also the former Publisher President and CEO of the Los Angeles Times.
Determined women need a rest from the demands of their dynamic careers. Emerging more energized and excited about life than ever, Gisselle shares new parts of her life’s journey! For her mother and herself, lack of financial resources, needing to learn English or even blizzards never stood her way.
“It’s not those moments that destroy us, those are the Moments that MAKE US what and who we are."
Gisselle’s advice is to try to look at yourself to become Centered and she has done that again for herself. No longer “ruled by a calendar,” she remains a living model for others in many ways. After a diverse career as a major philanthropist and ceo she is on another path now which includes a planned sabbatical. Blossoming on a whole new level, she reminds us to always have Faith in yourself and a Vision for your Life.
Cathy Feldman is the publisher Blue Point Books, a company she founded in 1991 with the publication of her first book, Two Years Without Sleep: Working Moms Talk About Having A Baby And A Job. That became the first of the three books that make up her Working Women series, all of which are based on her interviews with working women around the country. The books have been used by Fortune 500 companies as well as the military in new parent, employee assistance, lactation, management training and diversity programs, and have sold over 150,000 copies.
A graduate of the University of Iowa with an honors degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Cathy worked as an advertising executive before founding Blue Point Books. She lives in Santa Barbara, CA.
Now working with veterans and Habitat for Humanity, Donna reminds us that life is not meant to go in only one direction, that it merely guides us and shapes our skills and experience. She left academia to pursue other avenues and knows it is important to find the rudder and guide yourself.
“Don’t look at a goal as having an absolute finish line. Use the road you are on and enjoy the journey.”
One of Donna’s mentors also gave her extremely valuable advice in dealing with staff. She tells us
“It’s a mutual contract and that you as a leader must be as interested in your staffs aspirations as you are in your own. Ask them where they want to go and everyone benefits.”
Listen as Donne Deutchman shares some of her current activities as CEO of Habitat for Humanity, San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys.