Alison Martin-Books chats with Emily Viner about leadership, growth, and mentorship.
Emily Viner is responsible for the growth, development, and retention of Guardian’s Leadership Bench, in addition to heading Guardian’s strategy to create gender, ethnic, and generational diversity in its advisor ranks. Over the last five years, Viner has built an industry leading Management Development Program delivering bottom line results, including a 100% increase in the number of Managing Directors, a 100% increase in the number of recruits from Managing Directors, and the movement of 26 individuals to first line leadership or bench readiness.
Viner has a strong belief in empowering young women. Through her creation of and work with Girls Going Places Program at Guardian, between 2001 and 2011 165 girls were awarded $330,000 to reinvest in their businesses or to assist with college tuition. Through local GGP Conferences in partnership with Guardian agencies, over 8,000 teen girls had the opportunity to connect with more than 2000 women business owner mentors.
What We Learned:
Say “yes” when you don’t know how.
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