n the fast-paced world of business and leadership, the ability to persuade and influence others can be a game-changer.
At The Stack World Women and Power Summit, Catherine Lenson, CEO of Andante Advisory Limited and Co Chief Operating Officer at LocalGlobe, brought her wealth of experience as a seasoned Investor, Board Director, and Executive Coach to the forefront during her workshop on The Power To Influence.
Socialising your ideas is a key part of unlocking promotion opportunities so how do we get people onboard to achieve our goals? In this interactive workshop Stack World members had the opportunity to delve into the world of persuasive communication and gain insights into its impact on both the personal and professional success of women in the workplace.
As Chief People Officer, Catherine Lenson was the first female Managing Partner appointed at the SoftBank Vision Fund, the world’s largest technology investment firm with $175 billion under management. In an example of intrapreneurship that she explored with members in her workshop, she conceived and built the firm's ESG practice and designed its strategy for Social Impact, and by the time she left SoftBank in 2022, was leading their two early stage venture funds focused on diverse founders, both the $100m+ SB Opportunity Fund (US) and Emerge (EMEA), including as an Investment Committee member.
She is currently the Co Chief Operating Officer at LocalGlobe, London's leading seed stage Venture Capital investor, where she works both within the investment firm and with their technology portfolio companies. As well as the Founder and CEO of Andante Advisory Limited, a boutique consultancy firm which operates as a trusted partner to senior executives and leading organisations on Culture, People and Purpose.