38 minutes | Jan 5th 2021

Leading with deep values and a service mindset with Rosie Allen-Herring | Changemaker

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Rosie-Allen Herring, President and CEO of the United Way NCA and Board Chair of  the Greater Washington Board of Trade, talks about leading with purpose, leading the transformation of United Way NCA  and reflects on the future leadership of the Greater Washington DC / DMV region.

Some highlights:

  • Rosie Allen-Herring shares how her brothers and sisters inspire her to become a better leader
  • Rosie Allen-Herring's experience working at Fannie Mae and leaving for United Way NCA to serve an even greater purpose
  • The challenges Rosie Allen-Herring faced as the new CEO of United Way NCA
  • How "community commitment" transformed United Way NCA
  • How the COVID-19 pandemic and social justice issues impacted Rosie Allen-Herring's perspective and leadership 
  • Rosie Allen-Herring shares her purpose in the world and the legacy she hopes to leave behind
  • Rosie Allen-Herring’s application of the Stockdale Paradox by being a realist

Also mentioned in this episode:

Jim Dinegar, former president at Greater Washington Board of Trade 

Jack McDougle, current president at Greater Washington Board of Trade 

Kevin Smith, Chief Financial Officer at United Way NCA

Connect with Rosie-Allen Herring:

Rosie-Allen Herring on LinkedIn

United Way Official Website

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