You all know by now that I’m a big believer that when women earn more and participate in leadership roles the world is a better place. Today’s guest is is the National Managing Director of the Deloitte Women’s Initiative (WIN). Which is helping to achieve just that. Deepa Purushothaman is here. Through WIN, she works to help build opportunity, enrichment and new thinking around talent and inclusion in the workforce so that all leaders, especially women, thrive. She also leads the Social Impact service line of Deloitte Consulting LLP and has a lot of experience working in the private sector. Previously, she was part of the Telecommunications, Media and Technology practice where she helped clients nationally and globally to redefine their company evolution.
In this episode learn about the financial hardship growing up that shaped the way she thinks about and runs her financial life, the critical business meeting years ago that defined her leadership style and what she thinks about whether women should take a page out of the male playbook when it comes to succeeding in the workplace.
If you’d like to learn more about Deepa follow her on Twitter @deepapuru.
To learn more about Deepa check out:
- This link that highlights her career path at Deloitte.
- A Deloitte survey came out regarding paternity leave and Deepa was interviewed in several news articles, the most notable being a Money Magazine one where she advocates that we need to encourage men to take paternity leave.
One of my favorite quotes from the interview: “Going after things for the money isn’t necessarily a way to bring stability to your life.” – click to tweet