My Social Canvas had the pleasure of attending the July 27th Her Huddle at the incredible KPMG Ignition Center in NYC. Her Huddle is an event started by Verizon’s Martha Delehanty and WiTNY’s Judy Spitz where women from all different professions come together to talk, laugh, and get inspired. Lisa attended the first Her Huddle event at Rent the Runway back in the spring, and she loved it. Luckily, she got to bring the interns, Hedy and Emily, to this huddle in July!
At this Her Huddle, we heard from KPMG’s CEO, Lynne Doughtie, in a coffee chat with Martha Delehanty. Lynne spoke candidly about her experience at KPMG working through various positions– from taking an auditing position right out of college to becoming the CEO. She talked about the ups and downs, how she prioritizes family, and even shared a beautifully moving anecdote about her biggest inspiration and mentor. One quote that stuck out to us was, “It’s not about choosing between work and life. It’s all life. And I chose to make KPMG a big part of my life.” We love how Lynn framed work as an outgrowth of your passions, not an obligation that takes you away from actually living. Her career is her choice, she has worked hard to do what she does, and she can still be a mother, wife, and friend alongside being a powerhouse CEO.
The whole Her Huddle experience felt so genuine and supportive, and we felt lucky to meet many wonderful, powerful, and down-to-earth women. The mission of empowering women and supporting them is something that My Social Canvas and Her Huddle share, and it is so crucial for female success in all industries. We feel fortunate to be included in this circle of trust and accountability, and we cannot wait for the next Her Huddle!