Ep #38: How to Embrace and Elevate Diversity in the Workplace with Minette Norman

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Throughout the course of her career, Minette Norman rose from being a technical writer to eventually becoming Vice President of Engineering Practice at Autodesk in San Francisco.

But it wasn’t always easy.  

As an engineering executive, she was often the only woman in the room.  She didn’t always have all the answers.  And sometimes her voice would be silenced by louder, more dominating personalities.  

Still she didn’t let that stop her.

...She learned to advocate for herself.  

...She enlisted allies.  

...She sought out the answers. 

And she mentored countless women and men at her organization helping them find their own unique voices in the process.  

Today, she is a transformational leadership consultant who helps companies develop inclusive organizations in which diverse teams can leverage their differences to achieve breakthrough success.

On this episode of Maximize Your Career with Stacy Mayer, Minette and I discuss practical strategies for cultivating a more inclusive workplace, as well as tips and tricks for building a career you love.

What You'll Learn:

  • Why being inclusive is non-negotiable for modern leaders
  • How to actively go out and find solutions to any problem you are facing in your organization
  • Actionable tips for finding a formal mentor
  • Minette’s biggest piece of advice for manager’s when it comes to advocating for themselves
  • AND her top three tips for anyone who's trying to rise through the ranks of corporate leadership

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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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