Brilliant in 20 Ep. 4 — Vulnerability in practice and success with Bridgette Heller

Brilliant in 20 returns for Part 2 of its conversation with global leader, board member, and non-profit CEO Bridgette Heller.

A board director for Novartis, Dexcom Inc., and Tech Data Corporation, Heller is the co-founder and CEO of Florida non-profit Shirley Proctor Puller Foundation, a former global leader with Danone, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, and former Executive Vice President at Kraft. She joins LaVerne Council for Part 2 of a wide-ranging and impactful conversation. Heller discusses vulnerability as a success factor, what being a Black woman meant as she rose through the ranks in executive leadership, the one question she recommends potential board members ask themselves, and shares an in-depth look at the non-profit she founded in her mother’s memory.

The Shirley Proctor Puller Foundation was founded in the midst of her executive career as a labor of love and in honor of her mother, a teacher of 35 years. SPPF is dedicated to advancing reading, math and science literacy, helping to close the achievement gap for children in the “at-risk” communities of St. Petersburg.

A partnership between Scoop News Group and Council’s company, Emerald One, LLC, Brilliant in 20 is a celebration of leadership, sharing the lessons learned by visionaries in a variety of fields like technology, business and government in just about 20 minutes.

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