Leave the Apologies Behind

November 20, 2012

We recently held the second installment of panel discussion series, “Real Women Fostering Women’s Leadership,” titled “Leave the Apologies Behind.”  I was joined by Ellen East, Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications, Time Warner Cable; Erin Ganju, CEO and co-founder of Room to Read; and Lori Klein, Managing Partner, Director, Client Services, Cline Davis & Mann. We discussed a number of topics, from helping women be more persuasive and confident in their language and business, to providing tips on negotiation skills. Please enjoy the following video excerpts from our dialogue. (Please note that you can also view the link to the full hour-long session if you’d like.)

Barri Rafferty is CEO of Ketchum, one of the world’s top communication firms, with offices and affiliates in 130 markets in more than 70 countries.

Outside of Ketchum, she participates in a number of groups including the sustainability task-force for the World Economic Forum and is a member of Arthur W. Page Society Page Up program. Rafferty sits on the board of StepUp, an organization with the mission of empowering girls from under-resourced communities to become confident, college-bound, and career focused and she is also a member of the governing body of OmniWomen, Omnicom’s Leading Women’s Network, for which she holds quarterly panel discussions featuring prominent women. She is the recipient of the Plank Center Milestones in Mentoring Award.

Barri is a graduate of Boston University (M.A) and Tulane University and enjoys watching soccer, volleyball, and dance – especially when her son and daughter are involved! Connect with her on Twitter: @barrirafferty