After a hiring freeze straight out of college, Lynn Power couldn’t pursue her dream of joining the FBI. Instead, she got a job answering the phone at an advertising agency. This was only the beginning though, as Lynn accumulated the skills and experience needed to become the CEO of New York's largest and oldest advertising agency. In this episode, Lynn shares her journey with us, detailing her early years, time as a CEO, and what life has been like as her own boss. Lynn’s career, although successful, was influenced by prejudice and male-dominated industries. During her time in advertising, she found ways to burst through the glass ceiling, receive the compensation she deserved, and empower women: all points which she expands on in the show. We find out from Lynn how women can empower themselves in the workplace too, by finding their voices and setting boundaries. All too often, Lynn says, women are too quiet and often say “yes” to tasks they’re not suited to or are too qualified for. Toward the end of the conversation, Lynn touches on culture in business and why it is important to find a company that reflects your own values.
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