The SYCK Career Podcast

Ep 86: Google, Startups, and Board Seats: Conversation with Rising Team CEO Jennifer Dulski


In this episode, I sit down with Jennifer Dulski, a seasoned executive, entrepreneur, and board leader. We unravel Jennifer's remarkable journey from a pivotal moment at Yahoo, where she realized she was in the wrong job, to making the bold decision of taking a step back in her career, ultimately leading to a more fulfilling trajectory. We explore the importance of consciously choosing the right path for yourself, navigating internal narratives, and finding true passion in your career.

Jennifer also shares valuable insights on how she ventured into board memberships. Her advice for aspiring board members, especially women, emphasizes the significance of starting small and gaining diverse experiences. 

Listen to the episode now to get practical advice on how to accelerate your career!

In This Episode:

  • 00:00 - Introduction
  • 04:53 - What is Rising Team?
  • 05:59 - What experiences motivated Jennifer to launch Rising Team
  • 11:26 - Lessons Jennifer took from her past jobs and brought to her company
  • 20:50 - What to look out for in a company before getting in
  • 24:17 - Jennifer and Alan's thought process in making choices in their career
  • 29:58 - Jennifer's career epiphany
  • 36:02 - Advice to people who want to be board members
  • 39:59 - Last piece of advice to listeners

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Jennifer Dulski is CEO and founder of Rising Team, a SaaS platform that equips managers with the tools and training to build engaged, connected and successful teams. She has a wide range of executive experience in leadership roles at technology companies including, Facebook, Google, and Yahoo!.

As a thought leader, Dulski writes about leadership and the future of work for LinkedIn Influencers and teaches management as a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Her first book, Purposeful, about how each of us can be movement starters, was published by Penguin Portfolio in 2018 and is a Wall Street Journal Bestseller.

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