Episode 17: Lisa Mancini
Lisa Mancini is the CSX Corporation former Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.
CSX is a Fortune 500 freight railroad that operates in the eastern United States and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. They operate approximately 21,000 route miles of track.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans live within CSX’s service territory.
Throughout her career at CSX Corporation, Lisa has been a member of the chairman’s executive team guiding CSX business strategy.
She negotiated public-private partnerships to develop, fund, and implement $600 million in freight rail network improvements, and she directed all aspects of labor relations and negotiations with 13 unions representing 30,000 employees.
Lisa also served in a senior leadership role at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).
She has a master’s degree from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.
WHAT YOU’LL DISCOVER IN THIS EPISODE:
- How to make the transition from managing a 10-person team to a 500-person team overnight.
- What Lisa learned about leadership the day she climbed to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge.
- The Harvard negotiation strategy she used to create a win-win outcome with Former Democratic Presidential Candidate, Secretary of State, and Senator John Kerry.
- How she rose to the C-Suite in an industry that is 95% male.
- How to balance work and family without burning out.
- Which moments are the ones where a plan might NOT be the right thing.
- How to take care of yourself when you have a demanding executive schedule.
- How going on vacation and disconnecting benefits you and ESPECIALLY your team.
- What the impact of COVID-19 would have been like if it happened in the 1980’s.
Lisa’s advice for women wanting to rise to the C-Suite:
- Expect to work harder.
- You’ll likely need to sacrifice some parts of your personal life.
- Remain flexible.
“You don’t want to be missed. You want someone to carry on and make things even better."
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