Nov 9, 2023
Mary interviews Jennifer McCollum, CEO of Linkage, about her new book "In Her Own Voice: A Woman's Rise to CEO." The book aims to help women at any stage of their career to overcome unique challenges and achieve their aspirations. She discusses the importance of recognizing and overcoming the inner critic, making the ask, and gaining clarity about one's purpose. They also highlight the evolving expectations of leadership and the value of women in leadership roles. Jennifer shares her personal experience of battling her inner critic when considering a CEO position. She recalls the negative thoughts that flooded her mind, questioning her readiness and worthiness for the role. This inner critic is a common hurdle for women, often leading to self-sabotage and missed opportunities.
Jennifer McCollum is the CEO of Linkage, a company focused on changing the face of leadership. With over 25 years of experience in the leadership space, Jennifer has managed and grown leadership businesses for publicly traded companies and as an entrepreneur. She is the author of the book "In Her Own Voice: A Woman's Rise to CEO," which aims to help women leaders achieve their full potential.