September 6 2018

Credo is excited to announce Portia R. Mount as the Keynote Speaker for the 2018 Credo Women in Leadership Institute, taking place November 6-8, 2018, at the O.Henry Hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Ms. Mount’s keynote address will center around three topics integral to women in positions of leadership: the intersection of intentionality, values, and purpose; resilience and getting fit to lead; and paying it forward to the next generation of women leaders. Through data analysis, question asking, case study presentation, and the sharing of her own story, Ms. Mount’s keynote will open the 2018 Credo Women in Leadership Institute, the fourth annual meeting of a growing cohort of energetic, motivated, and inspiring women college and university presidents.

As an executive coach and speaker, Ms. Mount researches, writes, and presents frequently about the issues most important to women in leadership roles. Ms. Mount is co-author of the upcoming "Kick Some Glass: Ten Ways Women Succeed at Work on Their Own Terms," a career advice book for mid-level women, to be published by McGraw Hill in October, 2018. Additionally, Ms. Mount is co-author of two guidebooks, “Beating the Imposter Syndrome” and “Leadership Brand: Deliver on Your Promise."

Ms. Mount currently holds the position of Vice President and Global Leader of Strategic Marketing at Ingersoll Rand, a global diversified industrial company. Prior to her time at Ingersoll Rand, Ms. Mount spent more than ten years as a member of the Center for Creative Leadership’s executive team and its Global Marketing Leader, where her responsibilities included developing and executing strategy for CCL's marketing, communications, and brand management, as well as overseeing the management of CCL's board, management, and executive teams.

In addition to her marketing and leadership work, coaching, and writing, Ms. Mount remains deeply connected within her local community as a volunteer, serving as an Advisory Board Member for Gideon’s Promise, a non-profit organization whose mission is to transform the culture of the criminal justice system, providing ongoing continuing education programs for law students, new public defenders, senior public defenders, and chief public defenders. Ms. Mount is also a member of the Winston-Salem chapter of Jack and Jill of America and has served as a Trustee on The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Ms. Mount obtained her B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Mills College, and additionally holds an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.B.A. in Management from Wake Forest University.

Emma Jones, Chief Brand Officer at Credo, says, “We could not be more excited that Portia Mount will be joining us to kick off this amazing event. Portia brings such a depth of knowledge and experience to our community of women leading higher education. We’re so thrilled that she’ll be sharing insightfully about purpose, resilience, and paying it forward. We know everyone at this year’s Women in Leadership Institute will greatly enjoy Portia’s keynote address, and rally around the call to be more intentional, resilient, and forward thinking in their current and future leadership roles."


**Photo credit VanderVeen Photographers

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