074: How to Succeed in a Male-Dominated Industry as a CEO With Verona Frankish

Some of the world’s most powerful businesswomen are quitting. Last week, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, announced she is leaving the company to start a new chapter and follow her passion. Likewise, Meta’s chief business officer Marne Levine is stepping down after 13 years with the company in order to “recharge and prioritize some quality time with family” before beginning her “next professional chapter.”

As a huge sponsor of women sitting at the top table, I feel that gender equality might become just a wishful thinking. Something good only for corporate branding and PR stunt.

For episode 074 of my podcast, ‘The World Class Leaders Show’, I invited Verona Frankish CEO of Yopa, an award-winning estate agency in the UK backed by some of the biggest names in the property industry, to discuss how a female CEO can thrive in a male-dominated industry. She also demonstrates that leading a purpose-driven organization isn’t only a case of setting goals and making tough decisions, but also of building trust with your team and customers.

By listening to this podcast episode, you will learn more about:

(02:22) The Benefit of Having Careers in Different Industry

( 04:52) Things Every First-time CEO Should Hear

(10:52 ) What Is Yopa & Its Future

(17:48) Challenges CEO Faced in Leading Organization

(26:56) How To Operate Better as a Team

(28:37) How To Succed as a Mother And A Leader

 (30:41) A Female Ceo’s Tips to Success in a Male-dominated Industry

(34:35) Misconceptions About CEOs

(38:05) Verona’s Big Learning in Her Career

(34:35) Things She Wish She Done Differently

(34:35) Learning Source That Shaped Her Life and Career


Website: https://www.yopa.co.uk

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/veronafrankish

Twitter: Verona Frankish (@Verona_F)


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