Paula is the Executive Director of Dress for Success, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering women to achieve their economic independence through various levels of support. The main being to provide women with attire to help them thrive in work and life. More than 12,000 volunteers are the driving force behind Dress for Success, which has served over 1 million women in 28 countries.
Paula’s infectious energy and passion for what she does is contagious. In this episode, she discusses how success means different things to different people and what she believes are the most important leadership traits. During times of challenge, Paula’s advice is to “surround yourself with great people.” To keep the thousands of volunteers in her organization motivated, she uses the following guidelines:
- Partner with people who have different areas of expertise
- Look at your team and call on your troops
- Find people who are doing it well
- Ask questions
- Keep going
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