Session: How to be a Holistic Leader (And Why We Need More Holistic Leaders in Tech)
The quality of leadership can make or break a company - it impacts everything from the products we build to the teams building them. But leadership doesn’t just fall on the C-Suite, it’s the responsibility of each one of us, regardless of job title or seniority. Enter the holistic leader - someone who inspires teams and seeks to serve in every capacity they can. Join Melanie Margolin, Thumbtack Chief Legal Officer and seasoned business leader and legal professional, to discuss the principles of holistic leadership and how it can help you build more successful, diverse and inclusive teams while earning trust beyond your job description.
- Understanding the principles of holistic leadership and how to implement them in your career, no matter your level of seniority
- How to earn trust beyond your job description and inspire individuals across a company to get out of their comfort zone
- How to connect across boundaries and build diverse networks and teams
- The importance of mentorship and how to guide with intention, fostering equal learning relationships between mentor and mentee
Melanie Margolin serves as Thumbtack’s Chief Legal Officer and is also currently serving in an interim Head of Operations role. She has over 20 years of broad business experience leading legal teams and providing strategic guidance to executive teams at large public companies. As a commercially minded business leader, she has been successful in negotiating and executing multi-billion-dollar commercial agreements, M&A transactions, and bet the company litigation settlements. Among her many achievements, Melanie is recognized time and again for her practical, no-nonsense, business-first approach to providing legal advice, and leading diverse teams to great results and collaborative success. While Melanie has used Thumbtack for a myriad of projects from gutter cleaning to yardwork, her favorite thing about Thumbtack’s approach is its mission to connect customers to the right people for their problems — a mission she shares by connecting people together in both her personal and professional lives.