047: Following Your Dreams with Maggie Georgopoulos

In this episode, I interview, Maggie Georgopoulos.

Biography:

Maggie is the Leading Global authority on career development for women in male dominated industries. She is the author of the book, Up the Ladder in a Skirt, which is hailed as the book for women in challenging roles globally by business leaders, movers and shakers. A mechanical engineer who climbed to the top of the leadership ladder, Maggie was the executive chairman of a large agricultural company, responsible for the 75% increase in the retention of staff through career development pathways, by the age of 32. Maggie is a sought after consultant in oil and gas, agriculture, manufacturing and automotive industries. Having achieved goals such as being the youngest member of the plastics pioneers education initiative which went into companies such as Monsanto and Nylex. She has directly impacted the career choices and progress of over 10,000 women in over 32 countries around the world. With a deep commitment to diversity and well-being she is an ambassador for sustainable career and business development for women the world over.

My Takeaways:

I loved how Maggie did not allow societal norms dictate her life. Working with bipolar and in a male dominated industries, she challenged the status quo and has been very successful. Now she is taking what she has learned to help others follow their dreams.

The key items that I took way from this outside of not letting society tell you what you can and cannot do is that the strength her relationships provided her. Developing strong, meaningful relationships is so key to having a healthy lifestyle.

Those are my key takeaways. What are yours? Join us on Facebook or Twitter, share your thoughts and ideas. Thanks for listening and get out there and discover the best version of you!

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