Imagine graduating from college and flying to Europe for your first job as a journalist. Instead of things going as planned, you end up bartending in the red-light district to survive. That’s Andrea Mallard’s “fall from grace” story, but it’s not where her story ends.
From making friends with the head pimp on the street to becoming Chief Marketing Officer at the inspiring and innovative company, Omada Health, Andrea’s journey is filled with personal insights about finding the creative confidence to lead on your own terms. In her interview she busts a few myths that keep you second-guessing yourself, shares her perspective on work cultures that support whole people, and offers advice on how to integrate work and home life.
-Maria introduces Andrea Mallard. [1:45]
-The “lost year”: How Andrea ended up stranded in Paris and tending bar in the red-light district. [3:55]
-The wake up call she needed to stand up for herself and land a job at Forbes Magazine. [9:59]
-Analytic vs. creative and Andrea’s decision to be both, plus the epiphany that helped her get confident fast. [14:52]
-The big secret around feeling like an imposter and how to stop getting in your own way. [20:02]
-On sexism in the workplace, being a working mom, and how to integrate work and home life together. [25:00]
-Why it's so important to be your authentic self at work. [30:52]
-Andrea talks about being a leader on her own terms and shares a 100% unique example of creative confidence. [35:31]
-The most exciting thing about working at Omada, plus Andrea’s advice to her younger self. [40:48]
Omada Health: www.omadahealth.com
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