What can your business do right now in the struggle against racism? More than you think, says Shellye Archambeau, former CEO of MetricStream, now a board member at Verizon, Nordstrom and Okta. She returns to the show with her all-too-rare perspective as a Black woman at the top of some of the world’s largest businesses. The struggle is a marathon, but businesses are uniquely poised to demand accountability and transparency from their communities. Whether you're a CEO or a citizen, Shellye has heartfelt and hard-earned wisdom for us all. Interviewed by editor Bob Safian.Learn more about Shellye’s upcoming book Unapologetically Ambitious at unapologeticallyshellye.comFollow Shellye on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/ShelArchambeauRead a transcript of this episode: https://mastersofscale.com/rapidresponse/Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter at http://eepurl.com/dlirtX
If you try to avoid risk, you actually risk total failure. Or worse: mediocrity. Take it from Shellye Archambeau. She led the most stunning Silicon Valley turnaround you’ve never heard of. She took the role of CEO for a failing tech company, months from bankruptcy. Through a series of calculated risks, she led it through a complex merger, a head-spinning pivot, and grew it into MetricStream, which now boasts 1,200 employees and a valuation in the hundreds of millions. How? Clear goals and big risks — the same principles that have defined her career. With a cameo appearance by poker champion Liv Boeree.Our 2020 Rapid Response interview with Shellye is so good! Listen: http://listen.mastersofscale.com/ShellyeRR_Read a transcript of this interview at: https://mastersofscale.com/shellye-archambeau-take-bigger-risks/Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter at http://eepurl.com/dlirtX
Shellye Archambeau talks with Cracking the Code host Sudhir Ispahani. Archambeau, an inspirational and collaborative leader, takes us through the mind of an incredibly successful corporate business woman who broke numerous barriers in the corporate world. A master planner, Shellye is an advocate for creating a plan and executing on it.