Determining the second career path can be challenging, especially if you want more control over your work and schedule. Creating a portfolio career that gives you the ability to do what you want and the flexibility that you need in your life might be the answer for you.
Debra and Beth will discuss how to create a Portfolio Career. They want to shine a light on another pathway for careers that may consist of consulting, board work, advisory councils in the public, private and non-profit worlds. Through their discussion they will help others learn about why this is a good option for a career path and how to intentionally create a portfolio career. Sponsored by the Women's Leadership Forum and the Alumni Network Foundation.
Debra is a transformational business leader who drives and accelerates growth through meaningful innovation, new business models, and modern marketing practices. She has built and refreshed iconic brands at some of the world’s most admired Fortune 50 companies including Procter & Gamble, Bristol Myers Squibb, and Johnson & Johnson. With roots in the fast-moving consumer goods and healthcare industries, she has built “wings” in the start-up space with an emphasis in the health and wellness, mother & baby care, and healthy aging categories. She is in the process of launching her own Strategic Marketing Consultancy, Bass Collective, as a key pillar of her emerging “portfolio career”. Other pillars are Advisory and Board work.
Beth Simermeyer is a visionary C-suite leader and independent board member distinguished by her impressive track record of accelerating growth and delivering breakthrough top and bottom-line results leading large P&L’s in the consumer goods, industrial and healthcare sectors. She is an experienced governance leader, currently serving as an independent board director for The Securian Financial Group, a Fortune 500 ($6B) financial services company.