Diversity Woman Magazine

FALL 2012

Leadership and Executive Development for women of all races, cultures and backgrounds

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DW'S 100BESTCOMPANIES forLEADERSHIPDEVELOPMENTforWOMEN Stephanie Gore Manager, Mid-Atlantic Advisory Services Director, Federal Advisory Practice KPMG New York, NY Company Headquarters Ernst & Young London, UK, and New York, NY FedEx FINRA First Horizon National Fleishman- Hillard Freddie Mac Genentech General Electric I t is hard to imagine a task more daunting than assisting the Department of Defense in getting ready to pass an audit. Tat is exactly the kind of challenge Stephanie Gore loves. At KPMG, this rising star also helps CFO clients with audit readi- ness and works on business intelligence, data mapping, and communications strategy projects. Gore credits her ability to succeed, in part, on the way in which the Big Four auditing firm supports her and other wom- en in their professional growth and with issues outside work. As a mother of three, Gore has found that an internal group, the Abilities in Motion Network, helps her with support and questions that routinely come up in raising an autistic child. Professionally, Gore counts on a team of cheerleaders and advisors—male and female sponsors—for guidance. "It's great that I get real-time feedback in the same week or even on the same day," she says. Gore feels lucky to have a female manager who has worked at KPMG her entire career. "My manager is a strong female partner, and I get more on-the-job leadership training from her than anyone," says Gore. Before her promotion earlier this year, Gore says her par- ticipation in a high-reputation leadership training program for women that lasted several months prepared her for the promo- tion and made her a more visible and stronger candidate. "Te program helped me figure out where I was as a leader and where I needed to grow," says Gore. She took those lessons seriously and now puts them to use. Just how does Gore lead her team? "I try to manage the way I'd like to be managed and empower those who support me," says Gore. During meetings with her team, employees can bring up everything from issues related to a project to those about work-life balance. "I try to be approachable and care about them as people, because no one likes to be treated like a robot," says Gore. 46 DIVERSITY WOMAN Fall 2012 General Mills Goldman Sachs Google Hewlett Packard* HSBC North America IBM* Intel Johnson & Johnson JP Morgan Chase Katten Muchin Rosenman Kellogg's KPMG Kraft Foods LEGO Systems * Female CEO www.diversitywoman.com Memphis, TN Type of Company Professional services Courier Washington, DC Financial regulator Financial services Memphis, TN St. Louis, MO McLean, VA South San Fran- cisco, CA )DLUëHOG &7 Public relations Financial services Biotechnology Conglomerate Minneapolis, MN Food Processing Commercial banks New York, NY Menlo Park, CA Palo Alto, CA New York, NY Armonk, NY Internet Computer hardware Financial services IT consulting Santa Clara, CA Semiconductors Pharmaceutical New Brunswick, NJ New York, NY Chicago, IL %DQNLQJ ëQDQFLDO services /DZ ëUP Battle Creek, MI Food processing New York, NY 1RUWKëHOG ,/ (QëHOG &7 DQG Billund, Denmark Audit and tax advisory Food processing Toys

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