Susan Tardanico is Founder and CEO of the Authentic Leadership Alliance, a leadership and communications consultancy. She is also Executive in Residence at the Center for Creative Leadership. A consultant, coach, speaker and author, Tardanico helps executives and organizations lead on purpose – find their voice, strengthen their presence/brand, and unlock their potential. She has repeatedly "modernized" her career – from broadcast journalist to corporate executive to founder and CEO of her own company. In her corporate career, she broke through the glass ceiling of a $14 billion multinational to become one of the top 4 female executives in a 50,000-employee, male-dominated company. She writes for Forbes.com and co-authored Beating the Impostor Syndrome.