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Sylvie Légère is the co-founder and President of The Policy Circle (http://www.thepolicycircle.org), a national grassroots network with a mission to educate, inspire and develop community leaders. Equipped with facts, policy circle women get involved in the governance of their communities, and assert their voices into dialogs on the impact of public policy on creativity and entrepreneurship. Sylvie spent her career in technology program management, including infrastructure and learning technologies, at firms such as Accenture, TD Ameritrade, and JP Morgan Chase. She was the co-owner of a bicycle shop, and is also an investor in start-ups committed to connecting people from vulnerable communities to jobs. Sylvie earned an undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Ottawa, Canada, and a Master’s in Computer Science with a specialization in the Learning Sciences from Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois.
5:00 Sylvie’s childhood; father was a politician
11:55 First job at Accenture
15:35 Problem solving
18:04 STEM and going into computer science
21:49 “Raise your gaze” - [Elise Stefanik]
23:37 Gary worked in a factory during winters
27:11 Knowing your industry
28:21 7 habits of highly effective people
34:50 The Policy Circle starting
Fact-based articles so you can engage in a discussion
Gives you the tools to affect your community
Technology widens the gap
48:13 Policy Library: over 300 circles; busy women
52:56 Finding the middle ground
55:30 The goal of The Policy Circle: eliminate conflict and focus on facts
1:01:20 Mentors / DiSC is most valuable tool
1:05:48 3500 members
1:11:11 Talked to JCN
1:15:28 Could you do this in any other country?
1:17:31 Quinton’s true takeaways
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