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Sharon Allen States Risk Is Like Cholesterol - It Has Good and Bad Aspects

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  • Date Added : 3/31/2010
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Sharon Allen

  • Partner, Deloitte
  • female
  • Caucasian
  • 1951 (Age: 71 years old)
  • Sharon Allen - Interview - Deloitte
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Biography

Sharon L. Allen is Chairman of the Board of Deloitte LLP. As chairman of an organization with nearly $11 billion in annual revenues, Sharon's governance responsibilities include leading the efforts of the board to provide oversight and guidance to the management of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Sharon's influence and governance responsibilities extend beyond her U.S. leadership roles. She is a member of the global board of directors of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, where she serves as the U.S. representative on the global governance committee and chairs the global risk committee. With 36 years of audit and consulting experience, Sharon works to ensure that Deloitte achieves its vision to be 'the Standard of Excellence,' and oversees the organization's relationships with a number of major multinational clients. Sharon is a member of the Women's Leadership Board at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and serves on the board of directors of Catalyst Inc., the national board of the YMCA, and the Autry National Center. She also served on the President's Export Council in Washington, D.C. Frequently honored for her contributions to business and community leadership, Sharon has been named to Forbes list of 'the 100 most powerful women in the world' for the past four years. Crain's NY Business cited her as one of the most powerful business women in New York and in 2008, she was once again named by Directorship as 'one of the 100 most influential people in corporate governance.' She received the 'Making A Difference for Women' award from the National Council for Research on Women, has been named the Financial Women's Association's Woman of the Year, received the Work Life Legacy Award from the Families and Work Institute, and earned the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Business Leader Award. Sharon Allen holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Idaho.

I think failure is just reality of business and the important thing is to assure that you have the appropriate protection, if you will, built in, and the appropriate fail safe built in so that in failing, the whole organization does not come down. But at the same time, you can be so risk averse tha...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 18 Sharon Allen Discusses Background Growing Up In Family Farm
  • Sharon Allen - Interview - Deloitte
  • 3/31/2010
  • Sharon Allen
  • 1 min. 13 sec.
Video 2 of 18 Sharon Allen Discusses Early Work Experience In Accounting
  • Sharon Allen - Interview - Deloitte
  • 3/31/2010
  • Sharon Allen
  • 1 min. 55 sec.
Video 3 of 18 Sharon Allen Advises Women To Be Themselves But Also Make Their Achievements Known
  • Sharon Allen - Interview - Deloitte
  • 3/31/2010
  • Sharon Allen
  • 1 min. 17 sec.
Video 4 of 18 Sharon Allen Discusses Career Advancement Moves In Company And Reaching Beyond Comfort Zone
  • Sharon Allen - Interview - Deloitte
  • 3/31/2010
  • Sharon Allen
  • 0 min. 57 sec.
Video 5 of 18 Sharon Allen Discusses Benefits Of Being Outside Your Comfort Zone
  • Sharon Allen - Interview - Deloitte
  • 3/31/2010
  • Sharon Allen
  • 0 min. 39 sec.
Video 6 of 18 Sharon Allen Discusses Accomplishment Of Being Elected Chairman Twice
  • Sharon Allen - Interview - Deloitte
  • 3/31/2010
  • Sharon Allen
  • 1 min. 18 sec.
Video 7 of 18 Sharon Allen Discusses Importance of Defining Work-Life Balance
  • Sharon Allen - Interview - Deloitte
  • 3/31/2010
  • Sharon Allen
  • 1 min. 11 sec.
Video 8 of 18 Sharon Allen Explains Concept of Career Lattice
  • Sharon Allen - Interview - Deloitte
  • 3/31/2010
  • Sharon Allen
  • 0 min. 53 sec.
Video 9 of 18 Sharon Allen States Importance of Adjusting Compensation and Performance Expectations To Career Lattice Framework
  • Sharon Allen - Interview - Deloitte
  • 3/31/2010
  • Sharon Allen
  • 1 min. 1 sec.
Video 10 of 18 Sharon Allen States Risk Is Like Cholesterol - It Has Good and Bad Aspects
  • Sharon Allen - Interview - Deloitte
  • 3/31/2010
  • Sharon Allen
  • 1 min. 17 sec.
Video 11 of 18 Sharon Allen Discusses Concept Of Transparent Leadership
  • Sharon Allen - Interview - Deloitte
  • 3/31/2010
  • Sharon Allen
  • 2 min. 18 sec.
Video 12 of 18 Sharon Allen Explains Vision And Execution
  • Sharon Allen - Interview - Deloitte
  • 3/31/2010
  • Sharon Allen
  • 1 min. 0 sec.
Video 13 of 18 Sharon Allen Shares Thoughts On Corporate Ethics
  • Sharon Allen - Interview - Deloitte
  • 3/31/2010
  • Sharon Allen
  • 1 min. 49 sec.
Video 14 of 18 Sharon Allen Discusses Corporate Transparency
  • Sharon Allen - Interview - Deloitte
  • 3/31/2010
  • Sharon Allen
  • 2 min. 12 sec.
Video 15 of 18 Sharon Allen Discusses Benefits And Perils Of Social Networking
  • Sharon Allen - Interview - Deloitte
  • 3/31/2010
  • Sharon Allen
  • 1 min. 41 sec.
Video 16 of 18 Sharon Allen Shares Anecdote Highlighting Issues With Social Networking And Employees
  • Sharon Allen - Interview - Deloitte
  • 3/31/2010
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  • 0 min. 44 sec.
Video 17 of 18 Sharon Allen Discusses Decision To Major In Accounting In College
  • Sharon Allen - Interview - Deloitte
  • 3/31/2010
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Video 18 of 18 Sharon Allen States Surprise At How Much You Can Achieve If You Set Goals And Work Hard
  • Sharon Allen - Interview - Deloitte
  • 3/31/2010
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  • 0 min. 40 sec.

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