Leading sustainably through challenges with Liat Arad
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Leading sustainably through challenges with Liat Arad

Season
2
| Episode
10
11/10/2021
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Learn from Liat Arad as shares her journey to sustainability and how she leads with inspiration and excitement! She serves as vice president of Marketing at UBQ Materials, an award-winning, clean-tech company that is set out to create a waste-free world by converting landfill-destined waste into a climate-positive substitute to plastic. Seasons Leadership Co-Founders Susan Ireland and Debbie Collard talk with Liat about the challenges of being a new mother and leading an organization during a pandemic. In this episode, Liat shares gems to help listeners find inspiration, build better networks and evaluate what is important in their work and life.

Show Notes:

Liat shares her unique journey to sustainability (2:05) when she was bit by the start-up bug. The women then talk about her “why” (5:05) and her desire to leave the world a better place, especially after becoming a mother. The conversation turns to finding inspiration and excitement in the everyday challenges (6:22) and Liat shares the mission of UBQ Materials to get to zero waste.

Susan, Debbie and Liat explore in-depth what it means to celebrate success (10:30). Debbie gets real about the importance of celebrating accomplishments and her and Susan give tips on how to make it meaningful (11:24). Liat talks about the burnout many women experience (15:50).

The women address if being prepared for leadership is a gendered question (16:36) and the idea of embracing a learning curve when taking on a new role. Liat shares the benefit of working for a natural teacher (19:13) and promoting a good team culture. She tells the story of when she decided to move in a different direction in her career and the network she relied on (20:37). The women talk about how to build an authentic connection with a mentor (22:00) and Liat shares the softer side of resilience (23:50).

The conversation concludes with gems on how to help your team come out of the “zoom bubble” (26:30), and the ephemeral work/life balance (28:00). Liat shares an incredible metaphor on juggling (29:55) – encouraging you to think about which ones are glass. She also discusses paying it forward (32:34) and promoting spaces that help women succeed (33:40). Liat finishes by sharing her desire to be like the Lorax (34:40).

LN: www.linkedin.com/in/liatarad/

Additional Links: www.ubqmaterials.com

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