Secrets from the C-Suite: Shared stories from successful executives of what you should consider as you progress in your career

Presenter: Carolyn Dolezal, Chief Executive Officer of C200

Technology changes at accelerating rates, and leaders need to be nimbler and more adept than ever before. Are there lessons learned and suggestions from women who have ascended to high levels of operational responsibility, for things the next generation of leaders should know?  The stories Carolyn Dolezal shares in this webinar will be in the context of "if we knew then what we know now..."  Listen in to these case studies and suggestions to glean ideas that can work for you to more smoothly navigate the challenges of growth and development in Tech.Carolyn is the Chief Executive Officer of C200, a professional women's peer community whose mission is to inspire, educate, celebrate, and advance future women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. C200 members have achieved the highest operational ranks in their organizations and are responsible for significant P&Ls. C200 members are committed to both supporting each other and helping change the face of business by bringing up the next generation of operational leaders.

Before joining C200, Carolyn was:

- Principal at Market Strategy Group, developing tailored growth strategies for clients.
- CMO/CIO and Vice President, Strategy for PCTEL, Inc., leading strategy development and implementation, acquisition activity, product portfolio management, IT planning and implementation, and marketing.
- EVP and Chief Executive-Technology Industry Practice and CIO of SmithBucklin, Inc., where she held P&L responsibility for all Technology Industry clients.
- President of SEI, LLC, expanding custom call center software and services to companies worldwide.

She has also held several senior management positions at Motorola, Inc., among them, Senior Director, Public Service Solutions and Broadband Applications, Senior Director, Strategic Marketing and Business Operations, and Acting General Manager-Invisix, a joint venture with Cisco Systems.

Carolyn serves on public and non-profit boards. Her expertise is in board development, governance, and compensation.

Carolyn is an Executive Coach, and serves as a mentor with MENTTIUM, a mentoring program for women in business. She is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Private Directors Association, and Women in Technology International.

Carolyn holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and an MBA in Finance, Marketing, and Management Policy from Kellogg Graduate School of Management – Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.