October 20, 2008
The 2008 APTA Annual Meeting and EXPO in San Diego was a huge success!
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Former Nike Exec Shares Lessons Learned
“Take everything that you are passionate about seriously…except yourself.” This was just one of the lessons longtime Nike executive Darcy Stallings Winslow shared with the audience at the APTA/ Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) breakfast Oct. 8 in San Diego. The breakfast was sponsored by the Washington Division of URS, APTA’s business members, and WTS.
Winslow, who recently started her own company, talked about how she helped create the successful Nike women’s footwear line and, along the way, worked diligently to get the company to embrace sustainable practices. She said a commitment to ecological intelligence, an awareness of the impact of Nike products on the natural world, and a general responsibility as a global corporation were key to her efforts.
She also spoke about lessons she learned in her career, sharing personal and challenging experiences that helped shape her life. Winslow advised audience members to:
* Get out of their comfort zone;
* Define success on their own terms;
* Travel, whether in person or virtually, and understand their connection to other people and cultures; and
* Own the choices they make in life.
Winslow is a senior advisor with the Nike Foundation, which seeks to empower disadvantaged girls ages 10 to 19 through poverty alleviation and creating economic livelihood opportunities. A former Amateur Athletic Union swimming and gymnastics coach, she began her career at Nike as an intern.