Porter Gale is the author of Your Network Is Your Net Worth and an internationally known public speaker, networker and entrepreneur. We asked her a few questions about her own career path and how she ended up where she is today.
Q: How did your professional journey begin and what would you say was your defining professional moment?
A: I started in the advertising business as an intern. I’ve had many defining moments – including being the VP of Marketing at Virgin America.
Q: What are the characteristics that you believe define a great company?
A: Innovative, Team-Oriented, Honest, Consumer-Focused
Q: What are your top 3 tips for a woman who is ready to make her next career move?
A: Follow Your Passion, Think Big, Focus on Building Authentic Relationships
Q: What is the top piece of professional advice that you’ve received from a mentor and why do you think that advice still applies to today’s business environment?
A: Focus on giving more than getting. This rule will always apply.
Q: What is the one thing you make time for in your daily life that helps keeps you refreshed and positive?
A: Being a present parent to my 11-year-old.
Q: Can you name a leader for whom you have great respect and tell us why?
A: Oprah – [she] broke through barriers, is authentic, and has built an inspirational company.