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    Kat Cole on What Makes a Leader

    Kat Cole talks about the lessons she learned from her rise from Hooter's girl to COO and President of North America Focus Brand

    Kat Cole
    COO & President, North America, FOCUS Brands
    Jud Snyder
    Managing Partner, EY Chicago

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    Idea: Leaders aren’t born—they’re made.

    A Talk to explore lessons in leadership.

    Mark Pincus
    Founder & Chairman, Zynga
    Brad Keywell
    Founder & Chairman, Chicago Ideas and Founder & CEO, Uptake
    Gretchen Carlson
    Journalist & Author, Be Fierce
    Kat Cole
    COO & President, North America, FOCUS Brands
    Jeremy Zimmer
    CEO, United Talent Agency
    Bethany McLean
    Journalist & Author
    Kareem "Biggs" Burke
    Film Producer & Co-Founder, Roc-A-Fella Records
    Jud Snyder
    Managing Partner, EY Chicago
    Bing Gordon
    General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer

    What it means to be a leader, to have power, and to be successful has never looked quite like it does in 2019. In this Talk, we’re painting a new portrait of leadership as we hear from executives at the top of their game about the turning points and unexpected paths that led them to their greatest successes.

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