Smart Leaps {Margaret Stewart}
Published September 28, 2017
38 min
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    Margaret Stewart has spent her career focusing on designing user experiences that change the world in fundamental ways. As the VP of Product Design at Facebook, and formerly at YouTube and Google, Margaret sees design as creativity in the service of others. More about this episode: In this episode, Margaret opens up about her biggest challenges as a woman leader, breaking down some of the notions that tend to hold us back. Along with her inspiring managerial style, she shares insights on the tricky emotions of ambition and guilt, and her recipe for smart leaps of faith and taking risks that pay off. Show Notes: -Margaret shares about growing up as the youngest of 9 kids; an early maker and performer who often wondered what her role in life would be. [2:20] -On the bold move she made after college, her first jobs in the early days of the internet, and the pattern that emerged for her around risk-taking. [6:34]] -How women are socialized to be more cautious, and Margaret’s experience and wisdom in getting over that. [11:43] -Margaret breaks down some of the big risks and leaps of faith she took, plus her thoughts on the value of naivety. [16:35] -On ambition and guilt, dealing with negative critique, and Margaret’s biggest challenge. [20:56] -Majo and Margaret discuss: Feminine qualities in the workplace, and Margaret’s inspiring management and leadership style. [26:46] -What Margaret has reclaimed for herself on her heroine’s journey. [32:28] References: Majo's website – Learn more about Margaret – Rebecca Garza-Bortman's podcast Advice from Mom – Music by Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs – Submit an iTunes review for the show and then email us that you’ve done it at – receive a free audio training on personal branding & how to reach out to women you admire in return! Want to support women's voices? Go to & become a bigger part of the Heroine community. Check out our rewards for supporters.
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