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Patricia A. Browne

Daily Record Staff//May 14, 2021

Patricia A. Browne

By Daily Record Staff

//May 14, 2021

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President and CEO
National Children’s Center (NCC)

What about your leadership style has helped grow your career and how have you had to change your leadership role/style during the past year?

I think my ability to connect with people where they are has always been a strength over the years. Seeing the glass as half full and being open to approach every challenge through multiple lenses. My focus has always been to look at challenges as opportunities and move through them. This last year, the need to connect with people and keep people encouraged during a time of crisis was apparent on all levels of the organization. I found myself being more vulnerable and acknowledging the space we were in, helping people to understand it was OK not to be ok and help them grow through it.

As women leaders, it is our role to help grow the next generation of leaders. What advice can you share to help impact not only the younger generation but also the women who are trying to grow in their careers and create positive change?

First and foremost, embrace the authentic you! Believe that you are enough and seize opportunities that are presented to you as opposed to connecting other people to the opportunity. Once you have a seat at the table, be a voice to invite others and provide opportunities for others. As our Vice President (Kamala Harris) has said, “I may be the first, but I will not be the last.” Make sure that we help create a path for others to move forward.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's Top 100 Women awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.

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