May 23, 2018
Jeannine Woodyear is the President of the Seattle Chapter of
Women in Wireless, and the Global Marketing & Channel Partner
Enablement Leader at Microsoft. Jeannine shares her wisdom on
why development is important in the all aspects of the mind, body
and speech, and not just the boardroom. She also speaks about her
work to connect women to a community that supports them.
[5:06] Women in Wireless takes a
holistic approach to connect, ignite and empower women in all
levels of their career. They host events for free headshots,
speaker development training, online profile mentorship, and access
to a community of women that will help them along their journey to
[12:23] Women in Wireless looks
at the unique challenges of the individual women.
[13:38] Jeannine’s approach to
mentorship is more situational. She draws upon a wide community of
people both in and out her organization.
[14:55] A pivotal experience on
the roadside in China influenced Jeannine’s approach to business
and mentorship to connect with the rhythm and go with the
[19:47] Jeannine knows she is in
the flow as a leader when things feel natural and instinctive.
[23:04] There are many ways to
lead, and Jeannine cites flexibility and the ability to tap into
their own skills as one of a leader’s most important
[25:10] Understanding the
skillsets players of your team and dedicating time to get to know
them on a personal level is a crucial part of leveraging the
sum of the team to achieve the desired outcome.
[31:16] It is the job of the
leader and the community to make sure their team feels safe and
supported so they are aligned with the vision.
[34:08] Jeannine has found
innovation to occur more frequently when she gives people the
latitude and guidelines of the outcome, but then lets them go to
have freedom in making their own decision.
individual, the employee, the personal is as important as the
customer and the profits.
- Challenges become opportunities.
- We are not leading an organization, we are leading people
- The best advice can come from unassuming places
situation creates a need to tap a pool of resources and
about identifying the core of justice, and empowering people to
draw upon their flexibility and unique skills
- Understand who your players are
- You can’t assume the view of one answer is the
of the best outcomes are through unconventional
- Diversity is not about conformity, it’s about
allowing different perspective to respectfully get to the
Jeanine’s passion and drive are
instigated by a simple curiosity and imagining ‘what if’...paired
with the pursuit of understanding what makes things tick. This
restless energy lead Jeannine from Madison Avenue where she got her
start as a media planner to a stint as a National Planning Director
at Zenith Media for Procter & Gamble’s health and beauty care
brands in China before it was cool.
opportunities have involved developing high performance teams,
fostering community, innovating product marketing, and solving
problems customers care about. Creating personalized experiences
and learner journeys for cybersecurity, desktop productivity, and
business applications to help channel partners build and sustain
profitable cloud practices through skills attainment and meaningful
engagement is at the heart of the work Jeannine is driving at
Passionate about mentorship and
water, in her free time Jeannine can be found volunteering her time
as the President of the Seattle Chapter of Women in Wireless and
racing her sailboat around the Puget Sound with her family in