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Wells Fargo Executive Leadership Series: A Conversation with Jennifer Martineau (’88) and Portia Mount

March 21, 2019 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Nelson Hall, Auditorium (3400)

In recognition of the Women’s History Month being celebrated in March, Jennifer Martineau (’88) and Portia Mount –– authors of the best selling book “Kick Some Glass: 10 Ways Women Succeed at Work on Their Own Terms” –– will headline the Wells Fargo Executive Leadership Series at the NC State Poole College of Management.

In a conversation with Frank Buckless, interim dean of Poole College, Martineau and Mount will share their unique perspectives on women’s leadership. As the conversation wraps up, audience members will have a chance to ask questions.

The event is free and open to all NC State students, faculty and staff and the general public.

You can listen to the previous speakers in our podcast.


About “Kick Some Glass: 10 Ways Women Succeed at Work on Their Own Terms”

Kick Some Glass offers tools and insights for women to discover and implement their unique work-life intentions. It empowers readers to break through a glass ceiling and guides them toward understanding their context and uncovering what women really want, what their definition of success is, what their values are and how to set the goals to reach their potential.

“As senior executives, we wrote the book we wish we had earlier in our careers. We spoke to a broad array of successful executives—men and women—and distilled their best advice,” said Mount. “And unlike other career advice for women, this book isn’t trying to ‘fix’ women,” added Martineau. “We combine this advice with ground-breaking research on women and leadership to develop strategies that will work for any woman who is motivated to get the most out of her career.”

About Jennifer Martineau and Portia Mount

Jennifer Martineau graduated from the NC State College Humanities and Social Sciences with a bachelor of science degree in psychology 1988. Jennifer is senior vice president of research, evaluation and societal advancement at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). She is also a speaker, author, mother and passionate advocate for women’s leadership, and holds a doctorate degree in industrial and organizational psychology from The Pennsylvania State University.

Portia Mount is vice president and global leader of strategic marketing at Ingersoll Rand. She is a former senior vice president of global marketing and chief of staff at CCL, where she served for over a decade. A sought-after executive coach, she speaks and writes on career and lifestyle issues for working mothers. She holds a master’s degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from Wake Forest University School of Business.

About the Wells Fargo Executive Leadership Series

The Poole College of Management has presented the Wells Fargo Executive Leadership Series since 1992, providing students and the community the opportunity to learn from some of the nation’s and the world’s leading executives as they talk about their careers and leadership experiences. This series is supported by an ongoing gift from Wells Fargo. Learn more about the series.

Podcasts of our prior presentations are available through our Poole College Executive Leadership Series Podcast page on iTunes.

Registration, driving and parking directions

  • Public parking is available in the Dan Allen Parking Deck. Parking stubs are distributed by machine as you enter, and payment is made via credit/debit card as you exit. The pay lot entrance is located at the lower level, west side.
  • The event is free and registration is required.

Please register for the event.


Nelson Hall 3400 (Auditorium)
2801 Founders Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695
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