WIL Hosts Nationally Known Speaker Phoebe Wood--August 27, 2013

posted Aug 28, 2013, 11:29 AM by Rebecca Lieber   [ updated Sep 3, 2013, 10:27 AM ]


Nearly 70 attendees from WIL sponsoring companies were in attendance for a casual evening of networking and development. Attendees got the unique opportunity to hear corporate leader Phoebe Wood share stories from her executive experiences as a woman in corporate America. Phoebe took listeners through her professional journey in the oil and gas industry where she worked for over 20 years, as well as detailing her key learnings as former Brown-Forman CFO, and in her current role as owner of Companies Wood where she invests in start-up companies.

Although captivating and at times quite comedic, Phoebe's stories carried several key themes that hit close to home for many of the listeners. Most importantly, Phoebe's advice was to be confident, and not to be afraid to jump in to seize the moment. Another insight from her own experience was to take risks, to look for the white space in your career or even your life and fill it in with an opportunity.

At the end of the night Phoebe was asked an interesting question, "After all you've accomplish in your career and all your experiences, what still makes you excited?". According to Phoebe it's simple, seeing others succeed.