March 2012 Archives
She reflects on the women leader she most admires, and offers tips on how woman can become more powerful in their careers.
Nationally acclaimed transportation innovator Robin Chase revolutionized how people think about car travel. She is best known as co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the world's largest car-sharing company, and GoLoco, the first company to combine ridesharing, social networks, and easy payment systems.
But did you know Chase described her best vacation as being "away from cars and the city?" You also might be surprised to hear Chase's view about the tough choices women have when it comes to their careers and family.
Tennis legend Billie Jean King changed the playing field for women. With a career that included a record 20 Wimbledon titles, King fought for equal prize money for women tennis players. She also paved the way for women to receive equitable compensation for product endorsements. Her crusade for gender equality was vividly played out during the epic "The Battle of the Sexes" match with Bobby Riggs, whom she defeated. The win forever altered the way parents viewed their daughters and how daughters viewed themselves.
Below, King, a keynote speaker at the April 5 Simmons Leadership Conference, offered her best career advice, and how women can help other women become better leaders.
What's the best piece of career advice you've gotten along the way?
Relationships are everything. You never know how someone will touch or change your life or how or when you can change theirs.