Leslie Johnston on Stepping out of the Comfort Zone to create Change

In this episode we interview Leslie Johnston, CEO of the Laudes Foundation. Leslie shares a bit about her leadership story, how she pushes herself to move out of her comfort zone in her leadership role and explains how unbridled optimism, balanced by a strong, efficient and grounded team, is key for making change in the philanthropic world.

Leslie Johnston launched Laudes Foundation as its first Chief Executive Officer in January 2020, bringing over 20 years of management experience across multiple sectors. At Laudes Foundation, she is leading the development of its initial vision, strategy, and operating model to deliver on its aspiration for global markets that value all people and respect nature. Previously, she headed C&A Foundation as its Executive Director, repositioning it as a global catalyst to make fashion a force for good.

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