E17S7: On Top of Her Game: The Incredible Career of Dr. Kristin Lord in International Development    

Summary & Key takeaways

She is a female CEO and President of one of the largest International Development/Education NGOs in the world, IREX.  How did Dr. Kristin Lord arrive to the top? If you think she planned it all carefully, please listen how to grow your career and impact without having to plan every second of your life or creating a 10-year plan.

In Episode 17 of Season 7, Dr Lord’s explains how she worked full-time while finishing her PhD in International Development at Georgetown University; her leadership style/philosophy as well learning what are the top three skills that all International Development professionals should have.

If you are exploring a career in International Development/Education; or are curious to learn about the experience of being a female professional at the highest levels of leadership, take a listen to this episode.

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*Correction: Podcast show host Catalina wrongly described USIP.  It is the United States Institute for Peace.  My apologies for this.  United Nations Institute of Peace was just a voice typo.

**Episode recorded on November 12th, 2020

Key Links:

Dr. Kristin Lord’s LinkedIn Profile 

The George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs


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