WoVen: Women Who Venture

Passion Meeting Purpose: With Sue Siegel

Episode Summary

On this episode of WoVen, Nina Kjellson from Canaan talks to Sue Siegel, who, over 30+ years, has worked as an operator, leading innovator, VC investor, thought leader, and board member of industry-changing companies. Sue has repeatedly been recognized for her leadership skills, and in 2020 she was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by Global Corporate Venture. Today Sue shares how learning of her mother’s struggle and success encouraged her to fight for her own progress and achievements, and equally to celebrate others’ accomplishments. She imparts wisdom on building and sustaining top-class teams in order to produce the best possible work, and how her five ‘Ways of Working’ principles guide and strengthen the workforce. Together, Nina and Sue discuss how business has progressed over the course of Sue’s expansive career, as well as a number of silver linings we can glean from the pandemic. These include reaffirming the importance of family time, technological acceleration, and positive, deliberate changes in recruitment, diversity, equity, inclusion, and retention. Links: Canaan Nina Kjellson Sue on LinkedIn

Episode Notes

On this episode of WoVen, Nina Kjellson from Canaan talks to Sue Siegel, who, over 30+ years, has worked as an operator, leading innovator, VC investor, thought leader, and board member of industry-changing companies.

Sue has repeatedly been recognized for her leadership skills, and in 2020 she was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by Global Corporate Venture.

Today Sue shares how learning of her mother’s struggle and success encouraged her to fight for her own progress and achievements, and equally to celebrate others’ accomplishments. She imparts wisdom on building and sustaining top-class teams in order to produce the best possible work, and how her five ‘Ways of Working’ principles guide and strengthen the workforce.

Together, Nina and Sue discuss how business has progressed over the course of Sue’s expansive career, as well as a number of silver linings we can glean from the pandemic. These include reaffirming the importance of family time, technological acceleration, and positive, deliberate changes in recruitment, diversity, equity, inclusion, and retention. 

Links:

Canaan

Nina Kjellson

Sue on LinkedIn