Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #796 – Host: Mitch Joel. Internationally recognized as one of Canada’s leading engineers, Dr. Indira V. Samarasekera has led an amazing career. Indira has been awarded the E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship, the Peter Lougheed award for leadership in public policy and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. She is an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Engineering. A former president and vice-chancellor of the University of Alberta, Indira has honorary degrees from the University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, the University of Waterloo, Queen’s University Belfast, University of Montréal and the University of Western Ontario. She is also the first woman president ever at the University of Alberta. Indira is a member of the board of directors for Scotiabank and Magna International, and a member of the advisory board for Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year award. She serves on the boards of the Asia-Pacific Foundation and the Rideau Hall Foundation. Most recently, she has co-authored the book, Nerve – Lessons on Leadership From Two Women Who Went First with Martha Piper. This is a conversation about leadership, mentorship and the different routes to lead. Enjoy the conversation…
Source: Sixpixels.com – podcast
Date: Oct 10, 2021
Questions for discussion:
- Summarize the key messages about leadership presented in this conversation.
- What are your thoughts about some of these points?