Trust Member Spotlight: Cheryl Powers
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Posted by: Courtney Nelson
Featured TRUST Member
President, The Research Edge® LLC
Key Responsibilities: Business Management and Sales, Staff and Project Management
The Research Edge® LLC was founded, and is headed by, its CEO Cheryl Powers, who holds graduate degrees in both Business Administration (Marketing) and Library Science from the University of Minnesota. Cheryl brings over thirty years of primary and secondary
research experience. Prior to creating The Research Edge® LLC, Cheryl worked in medical, health insurance, telecommunications, and financial industries.
Number of years with the TRUST?
Over 5 Years.
Why did you join the TRUST?
Connecting with healthcare executives and marketing my firm.
If you’ve ever had a mentor, how did she/he help you most?
I have had several mentors and the encouragement and support they provided were vital to my personal growth. They shared what was happening in the department, division and how they worked within the company.
What is the best career advice you’ve received?
Understand how your work contributes to the corporate goals to maximize your impact.
What support do you need now to evolve your development as a leader?
Learn how to join a corporate board.
How do you want to support other women in their leadership journey?
One-on-one support, whether through virtual meetings or phone calls. Happy to help women looking to understand healthcare, the role of market research, or managing people.
What is something that not many people know about you?
I was adopted back in the ‘50s and adopted a child from India in the ‘80s. Great experiences!
Who or what inspires you?
I continue to be inspired by the global T’ai Chi community, which has come together during COVID-19 to do t’ai chi together virtually, sharing, supporting each other through these difficult times.
LinkedIn makes it easy to follow some amazingly talented female leaders –both in and out of our profession. What talented female leaders do you follow online?
Rosemary Ugboajah of Neka Creative is one of many talented local leaders I am following.
Words of wisdom to live by:
“Let us enter the land of health and ever after walk within its bounds. Let us fortify ourselves against weakness and learn to be self reliant, without ever a moment’s lapse. Then our resolution will become the very air we breathe, the world we live in,
then we will live as happy as a fish in crystal waters. This is the joy which lasts, that we can carry with us to the end of our days. And tell me, if you can, what greater happiness can life bestow?” --Cheng Man-Cheng, 1973.
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