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50 Second Q&A with Lauren Noël

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Lauren Noël is one of the founders of Quest, a global leadership institute for early career women (www.herquest.org). She provides some quick thinking for Thinkers50.

 What book are you currently reading?

The Confidence Code, by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle (nightly, animal noises included)

How do you describe what you do?

Inspiring early career women to build meaningful careers and fulfilling personal lives through Quest, our new global leadership institute for women in the first decade of their careers.

Who or what is your biggest inspiration?

My one year old daughter, Camille.

What does success look like?

Meaningful relationships, good health, and making an impact.

What is your competitive advantage?

Optimism

How do you keep your thinking fresh?

Speaking with the 20-somethings at our events. They make me feel old but they bring such enthusiasm and great ideas.

Vacations at the beach.

A 30-minute run outside every day.

How much time do you spend travelling?

About once a quarter to Quest events, preferably with my husband, since travel is more fun if you have someone to share the experience with.

What is the secret of a great presentation?

Keep it short and then get the audience talking.

What advice would you give to anyone who wants to follow in your footsteps?

Enjoy what you do for as many hours of the day as possible.

What is your next goal?

Putting together an exciting agenda of Quest events around the world.
Contributing to changing companies’ female talent pipelines for the better over the short and long run.

Describe yourself in three words.

Cheerful
Active
With integrity

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