League of Extraordinary Introverts Podcast #17 – Thriving as an Introverted Leader with Megan Dalla-Camina
Megan Dalla-Camina is one of those powerhouse women whose accolades and achievements are pages long. From her high flying corporate career working for companies such as IBM and PwC to her successful business, books, and now her new enterprise, Lead Like a Woman, extraordinary is definitely a fitting way to describe her.
I first met Megan last year through the online community, B School, and was surprised when she recently revealed to me that she identifies as more introverted, even as she explains in the episode, this is a new revelation to her as well.
In this episode, we chat about:
- The new conversation around introverts to help people better understand themselves;
- The corporate environment not being particularly supportive of introverted people (especially women) and the stock standard model of a ‘leader’ in workplaces;
- Finding ways to make your work environment work for you and help you thrive;
- Why introverts make such great leaders;
- How to stand up and thrive as a leader if that’s not your natural tendency;
- Megan’s personal journey to burn out from her corporate career and how she’s aligned her business to support her introverted energy.
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Megan Dalla-Camina is a strategist, speaker, writer, and researcher passionate about changing the conversation on women, leadership and work. She is also the Co-Founder/CEO of Lead Like A Woman, an enterprise dedicated to women’s empowerment, leadership development and creating positive organizational change. Before becoming a thriving entrepreneur she spent two decades as a senior executive in global organizations such as GE, PwC and IBM; first as an award winning Marketing Director, and most recently as Head of Strategy for IBM, including remits for Gender Diversity and Organizational Culture and Change. Well known for her capacity to inspire and empower, while keeping it real, Megan is passionate about changing the conversation about women, work, leadership and success, to one that drives positive change.
Megan holds a Masters degree in Business Management from MGSM and a second Masters degree in Wellness (Positive Psychology) from RMIT where she received the Vice Chancellors Award for Academic Excellence. With a PhD currently underway in gender studies, Megan blends science, spirit and experience to drive results that matter. Her work has been referred to by Forbes as “brave” and by Naomi Wolf as “refreshing”. She has significant experience in all aspects of women’s leadership; from leading the gender strategy at IBM for almost a decade, being a founding implementation leader in the Male Champions of Change initiative lead by the Australian Human Rights Commissioner, to now being a sought after strategist, thought leader and researcher creating a new frontier for women and work.
Megan won the inaugural NAB/Women’s Agenda award for Leader in the Private Sector, and she has been nominated for Telstra Business Woman of the Year twice. Her work and writing has been featured in Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company, Huffington Post, Psychology Today, NBC, Fox Business, CBS News, Marie Claire, Elle, Wellbeing, Womens Agenda and more. She is the author of the best selling book Getting Real About Having It All (Hay House) and the newly released Lead Like A Woman: Your Essential Guide to True Confidence, Career Clarity, Vibrant Wellbeing and Leadership Success.
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