On February 21, Janet Hill (Duke Board of Trustees member, principal of Hill Family Advisors, and mother to Duke alum and basketball star, Grant Hill) visited the Nicholas School and provided a talk on “How to Build an Inclusive Culture and Become an Influential Leader.” The presentation was organized as part of the Nicholas School’s Rising TIDE (Training for Inclusion and Diversity in the Environment) leadership program initiative. Glenda Lee — who serves as the school’s Director of Alumni Engagement and developed the Rising Tide initiative as an outgrowth of her participation in the 2012 Duke Leadership Academy — facilitated the discussion with Hill. The interview was followed by a Q&A session with attendees and a reception during which Hill networked with students, staff, and faculty.
“Janet Hill gave more than a talk – we were her students in a master class of leading with integrity, utilizing position and power to help others, and the impact we can have by being solutions oriented.”
-Glenda Lee, Director of Alumni Engagement
Hill brought with her a wealth of expertise and experience on which to base her discussions on leadership and inclusion. Before her role at Hill Family Advisors, she was owner and vice president of Alexander & Associates, Inc., a corporate consulting firm, as well as special assistant to the Secretary of the Army. She also serves on the boards of numerous corporations, including Dean Foods, Inc., Carlyle Group, Esquire Bank and Green4U Technologies.
Hill sat down for a separate interview earlier in the day in which she emphasized several of the same points made later during her discussion. To see highlights from her interview, click below.