While it’s occasionally easy to win over a new boss, more often than not it’s a challenge to gain access to and quickly understand how to support and influence busy managers and leaders. But, whether easy or hard, it’s your job to figure out how to work well with them. While there’s no silver bullet, there are clear tips and approaches to help you succeed.
In this bite-size session, Perry Yeatman, a seasoned global executive who has managed up to dozens of CEOs and senior leaders and managed hundreds of her own employees, will outline time-tested strategies for winning over any boss.
Note: This session is for first year students only as they prepare to wow at their summer internships
KGH - 1110
Global Hub - 2211 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
Founder and CEO
Your Career, Your Terms
Perry Yeatman is the Founder and CEO of the groundbreaking new online resource for women called “Your Career, Your Terms” and host of the popular new podcast “Pivot Points”. She is also an External Director at Mission Measurement, CEO of Perry Yeatman Global Partners LLC and the award winning author of Get Ahead by Going Abroad.
Prior to launching her own firm and joining Mission Measurement, Perry was an SVP at Kraft Foods and President of the Kraft Foods Foundation. During her 7 years with Kraft, Perry was a key advisor to the Chairman and CEO, Irene Rosenfeld, on everything from multi-billion dollar deals to ending hunger.
Perry started her career on the agency side, spending nearly 15 years with leading global communications firms. In 2000, Perry moved “in-house” as a Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Unilever in North America.
Perry has broad experience in international business. For most of the 1990s, Perry lived and worked overseas – based first in Singapore, then Russia and finally the UK. In her various roles, she has served not only as a senior counselor but also as a General Manager.
In 2012 alone, Perry received both the Sabre Award for “Outstanding Individual Lifetime Achievement” and was voted one of the world’s most important in-house communicators.
In addition to her “day jobs”, Perry is also a regular blogger for The Huffington Post and Fortune’s Most Powerful Women, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on Social Innovation and a member of the Corporate Partnership Council for Save the Children. Perry is also an active advocate for women and girls around the world. Follow her on Fortune.com, FB at YourCareerYourTerms and Twitter @yrcareeryrterms.
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