Lauren Hobart

President & CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods

Episode summary
LEADING with Team.

Lauren Hobart, the newly appointed CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods, is an incredibly well-rounded leader with over 25 years of finance, consumer and retail experience. As one of only 41 female CEOs leading a Fortune 500 Company, Hobart relishes the ability to champion young women to achieve their full potential. Listen as David and Lauren discuss her success in digital and e-commerce, collaborating with Carrie Underwood, and the importance of communicating a clear vision.

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“I do feel a responsibility to young girls and to women everywhere to just to open doors and to show the path and to talk and to show people that you can well, in the case of female leaders, you can have kids, and no, you can't have it all. But you can really do a lot of different things.”

“Joy every day is connecting with people and trying to have a positive impact in the world.”

“The weekly touch bases that I schedule with each individual direct report of mine are the one thing on my calendar that I will protect no matter what.”

“If you know what the vision is, the smart people on the ground can adapt.”


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