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About Deb Henretta

Deb Henretta is an Advisor to General Assembly. She is also a Management Consultant and Board Director for Corning Inc., Staples Inc., NiSource, and Meritage Homes. Deb was previously the Global President of e-business at Procter & Gamble. Reporting to the CEO, Deb led P&G’s global e-business vision, strategy, and creation of new business models for the world’s largest consumer goods company.

Why You Should Break From Tradition When It Comes to Building Your Leadership Team


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Nearly every company in the world is being shaped by new waves of technology, communication, and interaction with customers. Digital forces in particular are a huge concern for every one of the companies we work with at General Assembly. Leaders know they need to boost their digital readiness. But there remains the question of how to actually transform their organization, and what that can mean for their customers, employees, and shareholders.

During my 30-year career, I led Procter & Gamble’s Baby, Beauty, and Asia businesses, culminating with running P&G e-business — everything from helping to architect the digital transformation, to the incorporation of virtual tools, to develop breakthrough products and supply systems to digital marketing and eCommerce. I’ve harnessed my insights from three decades in the field to help companies answer that question of “How?” One clear way to make it happen is by improving leadership skills and creating digital leaders.

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