Congratulations to the winner of our Emerging Executive Award, Margaret Kelleher. Margaret is the Senior Manager of VMware
's Partner Go To Market Programs for more than 80,000 partners.
Following her passion to inspire and enable women to excel and lead, Margaret leads the professional development track of the Women@VMware Power of Difference. This year, she spearheaded a “Be a Better You” speaker series, providing development opportunities across a variety of topics. Margaret also launched skip-level lunches with senior VMware women leaders who share their authentic selves and describe their career paths.
Advice to Her Younger Self
"Live life to the fullest. Be adventurous. Find something that brings meaning to your life. You don’t want to look back and think, 'What if...'. If things don’t go your way, learn from what happened and do something different going forward. Don’t dwell on things you cannot change."
Her Personal Heroes
"My Irish immigrant parents. My father was a blue collar worker and, while the conditions were often dangerous and uncomfortable, he never complained because he knew he was doing his best to support his family. My mother’s sense of risk taking and adventure led her to be named 'Quad Cities Irish Mother of the Year.' I couldn’t have been more proud. They are a source of continual inspiration."
Well done, and congratulations, Margaret!