Episode 12 | Part One: Deanna M. Mulligan, Author, Hire Purpose: How Smart Companies Can Close the Skills Gap

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This week Jennifer is pleased to be joined by Deanna M. Mulligan. Deanna has been recognized in Fortune as one of the “Most Powerful Women in Business.” She was the only female CEO of a Fortune 250 Company in New York City. Her renowned career included her post as the CEO and Board Chair of Guardian Life Insurance. Recently, she authored the book, “HIRE PURPOSE: How Smart Companies Can Close the Skills Gap”. In part one, Deanna talks about what separates a great leader from an average one, how prior natural disasters prepared her for the pandemic, and how smart companies can close the skills gap.

About Deanna M. Mulligan:
Deanna was a Principal at McKinsey and Company and has held senior positions at AXA Financial, New York Life Insurance Company, and ChannelPoint. Active across the industry and in the community, Ms. Mulligan is a Board member of Vanguard, the Partnership for New York City, the Economic Club of New York, the Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP), and the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT. Ms. Mulligan was appointed to, and served on, the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans from 2014 to 2015, was Chair of the Board of the ACLI from 2015 to 2016 and served as a Director on the Board of Arch Capital. She is currently an advisor to Guild Education and a member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council.

Fortune named her one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” and Crain’s New York Business recognized her as one of “The 50 Most Powerful Women in New York,” five times each. Ms. Mulligan graduated from the University of Nebraska with High Distinction and holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She has appeared on CNN, Bloomberg TV. and Yahoo! Finance, and has participated in Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit, Forbes Women’s Summit, the Peterson Fiscal Summit, the ACCT Leadership Congress, and CECP’s CEO Investor Forum 8.0, among other speaking opportunities.