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Supporting and Mentoring our Next Generation of Women Leaders with Heather Jerrehian

Many come into a career with the expectation of starting here and wanting to be at the next level at a certain very rapid point. Sure, technology has made some changes to that; but we’ve lost the importance of what you can learn in the process of building from the ground up. This week’s episode 22 of How Women Inspire Podcast is about supporting and mentoring our next generation of women leaders!

In this episode of How Women Inspire Podcast, Julie Castro Abrams and Heather Jerrehian are sharing the importance of surrounding yourself with people who can help raise you up. So many of us grew up in an era where there was only one seat at the top. There’s abundance for all of us, and How Women Invest showcases that spectacularly.

Heather Jerrerhian is an award-winning entrepreneurial leader and turnaround expert with key executive roles as a startup founder, CEO, COO, CFO, and VP/GM for Fortune 500 enterprises and startups with extensive software, consumer, and technology expertise. Global business builder recognized for cultivating key strategic partnerships, accelerating sales through robust GTM strategies, maximizing distribution channels (B2B + B2C + B2B2C), and demonstrating the operational acumen to architect systems and infrastructure to support large-scale organizations.

She has full 360-degree knowledge of SaaS, marketplaces, e-commerce, retail, wholesale, and manufacturing across multiple consumer categories, including hardware, electronics, clothing, accessories, and food – as well as technology expertise using AI + ML across HRTech, EdTech, AgTech, and FashionTech. Known for the ability to identify trends and quickly capitalize on growth opportunities, having a consistent record of building multi-million-dollar businesses ($0 to $75M) and driving triple-digit increases while maintaining financial controls for profitability and extraordinary people leadership skills to enable the impossible.

Some of the talking points Julie and Heather go over in this episode include:

  • Stepping out and taking the shot to meet the right people

  • How being a hexagon has helped her better articulate and shift the conversation to how she can best support the role she wanted.

  • Pivotal qualities that served her well through all her career shifts.

  • The most critical skills for any new entrepreneur or startup CEO

  • How to create an advisory network that will best serve you in your different roles.

  • The most important thing the younger generation needs to know as they step into these leadership roles.

  • What to do when you are in the middle of a struggle in your career.

There’s a time and a moment for all of us. Grab the moment when you can because you never know what will come out of it.

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