Ep #33: How Women Are Sharpening Their Executive Skills with Lindsay Kaplan of Chief

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It’s lonely at the top. Corporate leaders who were once ambitious mentees find their opportunities for mentorship disappearing as they rise through the ranks. As a result, they are often left struggling to identify the skills they need to get to the next stage of their career.

This experience goes double for women, who often take their seat at the boardroom table only to discover that they are one of only a few women in the room.

So who can you, an ambitious senior leader, go to for advice? 

In today’s episode, I take a deep dive with Lindsay Kaplan of Chief to discuss key strategies senior women leaders (and men) can use to sharpen their executive skills, step into positions of power, and (most importantly) stay there.

Lindsay is the Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer of Chief, a private network dedicated to connecting and supporting women in executive leadership. This past May, Chief secured fifteen million dollars in new funding from its existing investors, including General Catalyst, Inspired Capital, and GGV Capital.

In today’s episode, Lindsay gives us very practical tools for building relationships that will help you get to the next stage of your career. She also discusses how to approach a “no” with an exploration mindset that will strengthen your next move in the office, as well as strategies that will help you put on your CEO hat and think long term about your impact in your organization.

This is a lively conversation that I know will leave you feeling inspired.

What You'll Learn:

  • Lindsay’s secret to successfully transitioning to high level leadership positions
  • How to build relationships that cultivate trust and collaboration
  • When to show up as your authentic self and when to play the part
  • Why “change intelligence” and endurance are essential to your success
  • How to unlock (and learn from) the “why” behind a no

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About Your Host


Hi, I’m Stacy Mayer, a Leadership Coach for emerging executives who are ready to take their career to the next level or seeking more fulfillment in their current organizational roles.

I help corporate managers reposition themselves to advance their careers, build confidence in their ability to solve problems in real-time, and step into their higher leadership potential so they can make a bigger impact in their organizations.

And I can help you do that too!

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