Modern Career

Modern Career

Episode 29: Leadership Profile with Eva Sage-Gavin, Former Senior Managing Director, Talent & Organization Practice at Accenture

November 10, 2021

In our Leadership Profile series, Mary connects with Eva Sage-Gavin. Eva is a former CHRO and has served in top HR and C-suite leadership roles at many of the world’s well-known Fortune 500 companies, including PepsiCo, The Walt Disney Company, and Gap Inc. Eva most recently was the Senior Managing Director, Talent & Organization Practice at Accenture helping companies evolve their workforces to innovate, unlock human potential, and drive transformation.

In this episode, Mary and Eva discuss how changing industries, functions and geographic experience gives you more choice and opportunity and can make you more resilient. They also discuss the importance of cracking open doors and bringing people with you so your legacy continues to pay it forward, what characteristics can make someone a really great leader in today’s context and much more.

Eva was also a senior advisor to the Boston Consulting Group and the G100 Network and was the first woman to serve on a public technology company board.  She is currently an executive in residence at Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. Eva has received many honors -among them: the National Association of Corporate Directors as one of the most influential leaders in corporate governance boardrooms, the Silicon Republic named Eva as a top 16 Future-of-Work Influencer and HR Executive named her as a Top 100 HR Tech Influencer. Eva is also the recipient of Cornell University ILR School William B. Groat Award for lifetime achievement in Human Resources.

Resources mentioned in the episode: 

* ​Ruth Bader Ginsberg book My Own Words