4 Questions with Bryan Palma

April 05, 2017

Bryan Palma

We're so excited for Bryan Palma to speak at the 2017 Simmons Leadership Conference!

How does a sense of purpose inform and influence your work? 

I am driven by helping people re-imagine how they develop themselves and their careers in using technology to transform the way people live, work, and learn. I reinforce this purpose in my own journey through a commitment to continuous improvement, learning, and leadership.

What’s the best piece of career advice you’ve gotten along the way? 

“The shot you don’t take, you will never make.” You need to take risks and break conventional rules in order to control your own destiny. 

Any tips for work/life integration? 

Work smarter, not harder. Focus on things that matter and that make the biggest impact.

Fill in the blank. People would be surprised to know that I  ______ 

worked for the National Organization for Women after college. At the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States, I managed a grant that focused on educating our police force about women’s issues.

Valerie Plame

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