Hey Pop Squad,

I’m so excited to share with you this new episode. I wrote so many notes y’all. You can hear me turning my notebook pages and my pencil scribbling like crazy in the background!

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Our Profiles in Purpose guest today is Denise Young. She is the Board Chair of SFJAZZ, one of the country’s premiere jazz presenters and a global leader in jazz education. Ms. Young brings experience and leadership that will help guide SFJAZZ’S digital transformation and continued excellence.

She built an impressive 20-year career at Apple, holding a variety of executive roles, including establishing the cultural experience in the Apple Stores and taking them to a 14 country global footprint. She then took on the Chief Human Resources role at Apple.

For the 2 past three years, Ms. Young served as Executive-in-Residence at two Academic institutions, Cornell Tech in Manhattan and Colorado College. She has focused on preparing young leaders to lead responsibly and inclusively.

She is also an accomplished artist in her own right with a classically trained background and has worked with numerous premiere artists such as Pulitzer Prize winner Henry Threadgill and renowned jazz duo Tuck and Patti.

In this episode we discussed: 

  • Be deliberate about taking care of ourselves as women.
  • Gathering our sisterhood. It’s better to build with a community.
  • Take one step at a time. No one is sitting in judgment of how fast you’re moving.
  • Keeping your promises to yourself.
  • Wear this world a little bit loosely. It’s never always as serious.

You can find Denise on:
Twitter @DeniseYSoprano and @SFJAZZ  
Facebook @SFJAZZ
Instagram @sfjazz @deniseyoungsoprano


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