When you see a super successful woman in business do you think ‘how did she get there’? Do you ever notice a woman in a senior position in a predominantly male industry and wonder how she integrates? Well, no matter how successful, every person has a story that is filled with ups and downs. It's in understanding their journey that lies insights and inspiration.
In this episode of the P.O.W.E.R. Plug podcast, I speak with Katie Crosby, the Chairman of the Board at Fidelity Bank LA and the bank’s first female Director. Katie shares her fascinating life’s journey. She grew up with a father who was a banker, she raised three children as a stay-at-home mom and earned her MBA after turning 40.
In 2011, New Orleans magazine recognized Katie as one of the 10 Top Female Achievers and the Young Leadership Council awarded her the ‘Role Model’ award. For 20 years, she has volunteered to strengthen the community by working with nonprofits and by supporting women’s empowerment programs.
How she transitioned into banking after raising her children
How she traversed the predominantly male industry
How she challenges herself to grow
Going back to school at 40
How to increase confidence
The importance of being prepared
The importance of volunteering in your community