Episode 1 - A Conversation With Linda Zecher
Updated: Mar 13, 2019
In our inaugural episode, I have the pleasure of chatting with Linda Zecher. Linda is the CEO and founder of the Barkley Group and a Board Director at Hasbro. She was recently named to the 2018 Women’s Inc list of most Influential Board Members.
In previous roles, she has served as the CEO of Houghton Miffln Harcourt which she took public, a Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, and a Senior Vice President at Oracle among many other notable positions.
In our conversation she shared her journey from Geophysicst to CEO to the Board Room, and her own experiences as a working mom. She also discussed her decision to step away from the workforce when her son was in middle school, and the impact that choice had on their relationship, as well as her steps to get back in to the corporate world at the highest levels.
In this conversation she discussed the importance of confidence combined with a willingness to get things done, and recounted some her most interesting experiences of parenting while working with leaders on a global stage.