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EP222 Leadership Lessons from the NFL’s Anne Gordon

Eleanor Beaton
Eleanor Beaton
EP222 Leadership Lessons from the NFL’s Anne Gordon

As one of the top-ranking women in the National Football League, Anne Gordon has been the Senior Vice President of Marketing, Media, and Communications for Philadelphia Eagles since 2012. She started her career as a journalist and then became a partner at the investment firm Dubilier & Company. To stay healthy and fit, she pursues an active lifestyle through biking, swimming, and weight training.

Anne joins me today to share her leadership and effective communication strategies to make sure that she and her staff are all working as one and pursuing the same direction. Anne also shares her career journey, the vital skills she learned that play a crucial part in her role today, and how she established herself after every pivot and career transition she has made.

“When challenges happen, go with your gut and trust in your vision.” – Anne Gordon


Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • The significance of the daily early morning huddles among her department leaders
  • How she monitors and deals with the more prominent issues
  • The scope of her responsibilities and those of the departments under her
  • How she creates a safe working environment to produce the best outcome
  • Explaining how to “think in pictures”
  • The edge journalists have when working in the TV and marketing industries
  • Her guiding factor in career trajectory
  • The two challenges she faces and how she overcomes those
  • How she deals with crises
  • The people who inspire her and why

Anne’s Advice for Fierce Feminine Leaders:

  • Recognize your strengths – that something about you that you can bring to the tables of the business world.
  • Don’t be afraid to take risks.
  • Pay it forward.

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