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Friday, August 03, 2012

Rewiring Business - Women in Leadership

Written by Valerie

Interview with Valerie Keller originally published in Rewiring Business and the Global Leadership Post, by Anne Ravanona:

"This concept of ‘how do we create a bigger ‘We’?’ is the concept I live in as a leader. My passion is helping people live lives of dignity and fulfillment. That has been my driving force through whatever businesses or career objectives I have had. Leadership for me is a ‘how’ to that end. So for me there are two key points in my leadership style to create a better ‘We’: 1) help people think less about our differences and celebrate our diversity. Understanding that We as a world – across corporations, government, cultures, societies – are much more similar than we are dissimilar, creates a common framework towards creating a shared win. That also applies to leading teams. 2) How do we create effective and powerful teams? I am very collaborative and continually look to instill a Yin/Yang balance. even as we’re decisive and outcomes-focused. We becomes how we interact, talk to each other, respect each other, have a common framework, goals and vision. So to summarize, my leadership style is about convening and catalyzing action, so We can meet objectives, improve peoples’ lives and communities."

Read the full article here

 

 

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Good Pitch

Written by Valerie

Goodpitch

Celebrating platforms that bring stakeholders together for mutual benefit

 

Highlighting GoodPitch: bringing together filmmakers with NGOs, foundations, philanthropists, brands and media around leading social issues – to forge coalitions and campaigns that are good for all these partners, good for the films and good for society.

 

Pictured: Veritas CEO Valerie Keller and Patricia Finneran at GoodPitch NYC with film-maker Joanna Lipper and her subject for THE SUPREME PRICE, humanitarian and activist Hfsat Abiola.


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