Rebels With A Heart: October 21, 2020

The Rebel Leader, The Real Leader

Being real is what a leader is.  But, what does it entail?  What are the limits, if any? This episode reveals what has worked and what has garnered the most results, the best results for these three rebel leaders, who have stretched the gamut of success across their roles, their careers, their industries and the various businesses they have represented over the decades.  

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Hosted by: Derek Lundsten, President and CEO at LifeGuides

Our Panelists:

Raheela Anwar

Raheela Anwar brings more than 25 years of experience in executive outplacement and financial services with expertise in M&A, executive compensation, corporate delayering, along with building and leading diverse teams. She is a leader in guiding professionals and organizations through career transition, while connecting them with networks and resources to help them find their next opportunity.

Raheela has served in various executive roles for BPI Group US, including its Chief Sales Officer. Previously, she was with a national boutique executive outplacement firm, where she managed client relationships, developed growth strategies, and advised clients on opportunities to implement leadership coaching, succession planning, and talent development. She has also worked in the financial services industry, as an independent consultant advising multi-asset class firms, served as a Managing Director at The Zeigler Companies, and held several roles at The Northern Trust Corporation.

Raheela holds a MBA from the University of Chicago, a BA in Molecular Biology and French Literature from Northwestern University, and an investment certificate from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Raheela continues to be active, by serving as Board Chair for several organizations and philanthropies across Chicagoland.

Gwenevere Crary

As Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources, Gwenevere Crary offers a wealth of knowledge and experience working with leadership to ensure GAN has the people, practices, culture, organizational design, and inclusive work environment to enable and sustain rapid growth and development.

As an HR leader, she continues to guide leaders in key focus areas related to:  Innovative Global HR Strategies and Plans; Organizational Development & High Growth; Compensation & Benefits Policy Making; Strategic Workforce Planning; HR Systems Development, IPO Implementations; Employee Engagement & Retention; Talent Management; and, Contract Negotiations.

Throughout her career, Gwenevere has worked on projects to transform the core business through rapidly-evolving technology and new strategies building resilience in the future. She is particularly keen on coaching, mentoring, and training global teams of directors and managers in achieving overall performance, quality standards and regulatory compliance. As a champion of organizational culture, she leads with an intentional focus on building the company as an antiracist organization, embedding a deep commitment to DEI and belonging into every facet of the work.

Gwenevere holds a Masters, Human Resources from Chapman University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Mathematics & Management Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Carol McDaniel

Prior to joining Delta Air Lines as the Director, Global Talent Acquisition, Carol McDaniel served as the Director of Talent Acquisition with Johns Hopkins Health System. She oversaw, directed and managed a team of 10 in the recruitment process for one of the most progressive organizations in the healthcare industry to meet the needs of its demanding pediatric hospital.

After serving in the United States Air Force for ten years, Carol’s experience in the Talent Acquisition Industry began in Olsten Staffing, Lucent Technologies as a corporate recruiter, and she worked for Bernard Hodes Group for 12 years working with organizations to put Talent acquisition strategies in place. Her background combines extensive HR consulting, recruiting, marketing and advertising expertise.

Today, she is considered a subject matter expert in the employer marketing and branding process. She has been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and NBC Nightly News for her innovative strategies in “Geo-Fencing” and Re-targeting” in the Talent Acquisition arena.

Carol sits on the Talent Acquisition Special Expertise Panel for the SHRM, as an advisor and contributor to its talent initiatives, along with numerous years of executive roles with the HR Florida State Council. Carol is a frequent speaker in the areas of talent acquisition and talent communications.

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