Listen to Episode 17:
How did a new CEO navigate leadership succession — and transform cultural norms?
Listen now to our conversation with Sabrina Parsons as she tells the story of her transition to CEO of Palo Alto Software, and shares how she has been leading a change of corporate norms not only in her own company but in the technology industry as a whole, and even in the world.
- The keys to her successful transition to CEO of the company he father founded
- How her passion to “treat employees as people first” led to a transition of cultural norms
- Two ideas you can immediately use for creating new beneficial norms in your company
[Note: To hear the story of how Palo Alto Software was founded and grew into a successful multi-million dollar company, listen to Episode 16, featuring our conversation with Tim Berry, Founder & Chairman]
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About Sabrina Parsons
Sabrina Parsons became CEO of Palo Alto Software in 2007. She is a successful internet expert, holding positions of leadership in several technology enterprises, including a UK-based software company that was acquired by Palo Alto Software in 2002. She is a staunch supporter of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial organizations, including serving as President of the Princeton Entrepreneurs Network. She judges several business plan competitions across the U.S. and speaks regularly on issues of business planning, leadership, and women in technology. Read More about Sabrina Parsons
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