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2014 Dialogue with Leadership Highlights

Each year, the Forté Foundation brings together leading women for a candid conversation on careers and business leadership in this exclusive event. We invite you to learn how these successful women advanced to the top. Hosted in 2014 in Los Angeles, Dean Judy Olian of UCLA Anderson School of Management facilitated the conversation with Barbara Hulit, Senior VP and Group Executive at Danaher Corporation; Christine McCarthy, Treasurer at Disney, and Barbara Desoer, CEO of Citibank, N.A.

Career Advancement

Fail Upwards

We tend to hate failure because we don’t put it in the right perspective. We often internalize our shortcomings, deeming ourselves the failure, rather than recognizing that we simply fell short of our own objectives. When cast in the correct light, you can see that failure is no enemy; it is your greatest teacher.

Networking

Introduce Yourself: Effective Networking Openers

Most communication is spontaneous. Think about it — how often do you get to pull out that canned speech you memorized to explain who you are to a complete stranger? It’s important to be flexible and improvise when you are meeting new people in a professional context. Planning the highlights of what you want to say at networking events will help you engage confidently in these interactions.