Dr. Fay Deane « Back Next »

First Woman Dairy Company Chairman
in New Zealand

“The men before me just took a broad-brush stroke and relied a lot on the staff to make it work. I attended to detail. Detail mattered. I wanted to know everything: how’s this happening in minute detail? What’s the research that needs to be done to make sure it happens? I think the sense of responsibility women get in raising children, running the home, and being forced to attend to detail comes through in a leadership role in a way that I don’t see with men.”

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