In this interview, Nora Herting, Founding CEO of ImageThink talks about her passion for art and what led her to start her own visual strategy firm that drives innovative business transformations.

Key Highlights:

  • Driving communication, engagement, and creativity to facilitate the business clients virtually 1:03
  • Using tools like Procreate and facilitating trainings and workshops to support clients during COVID 2:15
  • Adapting to change during childhood that led her to embrace an untraditional career choice in arts 3:34
  • Her journey as an arts teacher and as a freelancer at a ‘design thinking’ firm before starting ImageThink 4:36
  • Harnessing the power of visuals to enact change and communicate 8:30
  • Starting off as an entrepreneur with no experience in the field of business 10:01
  • Her second book highlighting the topic of visual and creative leadership, and exploring new avenues for ImageThink 12:40
  • Inspiring young women to take on new challenges rather than playing it safe 14:06

In this interview, Debjani Deb, CEO, and Co-founder at Zine One talks about her entrepreneurial journey and her passion to see the next generation and women leaders grow.

Key Highlights:

  • Creating consumer engagement for the ‘uber generation’ while being contextual to their
    needs 00:48
  • Establishing herself in the Silicon valley and inspiring the upcoming generation 1:38
  • Her passion towards female empowerment and growth of the next generation 3:18
  • Turning challenges into milestones and working towards them in a methodical way 5:15
  • Taking the company to the next level in terms of the employees, revenue, and investors
    8:07
  • Paving a path for the next generation to accomplish their goals at a much faster pace 9:38
In this interview, Anupama Kapoor, Director of Product Development at Levi Strauss’ talks about how she chose a career that differed from what her peers were doing at the time.

Key Highlights:

  • Anupama’s experience with Levis for the last 15 years that she has been with the
    company 00:53
  • Her childhood in India that pushed her to branch out and set on a unique career path in
    fashion 1:49
  • The initial challenge of explaining to people in India about what exactly she does in
    fashion, which was not designing 4:55
  • Challenges faced as a woman who was also a decision-maker, especially in an Asian
    country 6:55
  • Profit Through Principles: Levis’ approach towards sustainable practices and making a
    difference 9:21
  • Inspiring and routing for young women to follow their passion 11:50
In this interview Shraddha Varma, Co-founder of Fuzia interacts with Shellye Archambeau, Fortune 500 board member and former CEO at MetricStream. Archambeau talks about her overall journey and success mantra.

Key Highlights:

  • Starting her career in technology with IBM to leading MetricStream for 15 years 00:52
  • Qualities that a great leader must possess to lead an organization 1:30
  • Importance of having the right team, skill sets, and experience 2:30
  • Striving to make an impact every day focused on diversity and inclusion, especially of women 3:16
  • Her love for music and performing arts 4:12
  • Her role models in both business and politics who inspire her 5:22
  • Changes and improvement in the workplace over the years since she started 6:24
  • Generalities as to how men and women lead a company 8:06
  • Significance of having a diverse workforce to have the best talent in the business 8:58
  • Advising potential leaders to set their goals high, be intentional, and do their best to achieve them. 12:08
In this interview, Ruchika Kumar, Associate General Counsel at Genentech, talks about her 16 years in the company and her journey as an immigrant lawyer working in the United States.

Key Highlights:

  • Her journey as a lawyer and factors that led her to choose a more “conventional” career path 1:04
  • The mission of Genentech putting the patient's needs at the center 3:00
  • Education as a means to the expansion of mind and its importance 3:33
  • Her passion for female empowerment, social justice, and speaking against regressive narratives 5:35
  • Getting into a “white” profession and struggle to break into mainstream legal field 10:15
  • The learning curve of being a lawyer from India to working in the United States 12:21
  • Addressing the “Unuse of power” and the need to raise a voice against the wrong 14:03
  • Hoping for the Genz to prosper in the future whilst doing her bit for the society 16:07
In this interview with Anne Maddison, Senior Vice President of Product Development and Sourcing at Levi Strauss talks about her passion for product as well as civil justice and equality in the society.

Key Highlights:

  • Working with designers and merchandisers to develop products and sourcing at Levi Strauss 1:10
  • Realizing her passion for product and retail at 15 and her early connection with Levi Strauss 2:08
  • How working as an activist with her parents prompted her to get along with people from diverse backgrounds in life 4:16
  • Using her voice and experience to educate the white community about privilege with an emphasis on civil justice and equality 8:00
  • Initial challenges of trying to make space in the right company in the corporate sector 11:07
  • Highlighting the importance of transparency in the product industry 12:58
  • Inspiring young women to try to find what actually they love to do and speak from their authentic voice. 14:46

Key Highlights:

  • How her interest in numbers led her to build a career in finance 2:06
  • Finding her role model in her hard-working parents 2:56
  • Emphasizing on the importance of meditation and how she got into it 4:07
  • Her love for traveling, especially to the historical sites 6:08
  • Encouraging people to try out new things and not be afraid to experiment 7:19
  • Talking about the future of SaaS and her passion for Gainsight 9:17
  • Advising the younger generation to take chances and surround themselves with the right people. 10:40