C Stands for Cool
Kathy Calvin is one cool Changemaker.
How else do you describe a woman who teams up with world leaders, rides motorcycles, goes to Burning Man, and does it all with grace and gravitas? It’s no wonder why Newsweek magazine named her as one of “150 Women Who Shake the World.”
Currently President and CEO of the UN Foundation, Kathy described herself as a problem solver and translator, which served her well while working as one of the first female press secretaries in the US. Throughout her career she has held leadership positions at US News and World Report, Hill and Knowlton, and AOL. Her colorful background spanning the public and private sectors provided a unique perspective on how to navigate work and life, fostering meaningful connections along the way.
Here are some key takeaways from Kathy:
Lastly, Kathy encouraged all of the women in the room to explore different sectors, immersing themselves in their distinct languages and ways of operating, and to always remember to have fun. That’s some of the coolest advice yet. Thanks Kathy for your contributions and commitment to being a Changemaker.