Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Badass Women at Any Age

Nov 16, 2021

Enlightened by her father and encouraged by her mother, Christine Spadafor was raised with the belief that she could do anything.  Her affinity for sciences, her insatiable curiosity and degrees in both law and public health helped Christine create the building blocks that gave her tremendous flexibility to successfully pursue a number of different industries. Christine Spadafor is an experienced public and private company board director with deep expertise in risk management, regulatory compliance, DEI, and ESG. She has worked extensively as an advisor for fortune 500 C-Suite executives and as the CEO of the Spadafor Group, a management consulting firm.  Christine serves as an independent director on the board of highly regulated companies and also in the advisory boards of WBUR, one of the premier national radio stations in the US. She is also a commentator on the BBC World Service business matters Global Radio Broadcasting Podcast. She has broad experience leading international engagements, including the development of a worldwide strategy for a perfume company in France. Christine also served as a public health consultant to the UN in China. For nearly 10 years, she dedicated her extensive experience in financial operational, organization management to St. Jude’s Ranch for children- a  nonprofit that serves abused, abandoned, and homeless children. Christine is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard School of Public Health and was selected by the business section of the American Bar Association as one of the top 20 female attorneys with outstanding expertise for corporate board service.

What You Will Hear in This Episode: 

Christine’s early interest in and exposure to science 

From the bedside to  the boardroom

Creating your own opportunities and taking calculated risks

Championing gender diversity and equity in the workplace and in the boardrooms

How the pandemic has provided the opportunity for workers to reflect on their jobs

Not done yet! What Christine still wants to achieve.

Working with the younger, ambitious generation

Christine’s Key takeaways from mistakes she made


“When I was five years old, my father said to me, “little girl you can do anything and be anything when you grow up.”

“Employees want to work for companies that are committed to sustainability and good environmental practices.”

“Fewer women get promoted at the entry-level than men. It’s ten men for every 7 women. It’s even worse for women of color.”

“Another question to ask if you’re that young woman is, “is this a company culture that matches my values?”

“To whom much is given, much is expected.”


Gendered Ageism Survey Results

Forbes article

5 Tips to own the superpower of your age

Not Done Yet!

Not Done Yet! Amazon

The Politics of Promotion

Fb @Bonnie.Marcus

LinkedIn: @Bonniemarcus

Twitter: @selfpromote

IG: @self_promote_