A Combat Pilot, A Rear Admiral And A Polar Explorer Teach Us How To Use Extreme Leadership Skills

Jane Hanson Contributor

ForbesWomen


During the past 18 months, we’ve found ourselves adjusting to an ever-changing world. We’ve never been more reliant on, and comforted by, leaders who exude trust in extreme situations.


Imagine the leadership advice we could get if we picked the collective brains of women like Vernice “Flygirl” Armour, the first black woman combat pilot in the U.S. Marines, Danelle Barrett, a former Rear Admiral who spent more than 30 years in the U.S. Navy and Alison Levine, the captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition and faculty member at West Point.


The DealmakeHers, a group of the most impactful female dealmakers in the retail and consumer space, did just that. Phyllis Newhouse, a powerhouse CEO who spent more than 20 years in the U.S. Army, led an empowering discussion about the challenges these women have faced in the highest levels of the military and extreme sports, the leadership skills they’ve honed and how best to apply these skills to the world of deal making. Here is what we learned:


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