If you listen to Pat Mitchell and remain uninspired, it may be time for an undertaker. The first woman president and CEO of PBS; a president of CNN Productions and of the Paley Center for Media, and the co-founder, curator and host of TEDWomen, Pat inspires on a global level in conferences around the world. Her book, "Becoming a Dangerous Woman: Embracing Risk to Change the World," is available for pre-order at Amazon and booksellers. Catching up with the peripatetic Pat is a feat. At 76, she speaks fast in a soft Georgian drawl and remains committed to helping women. Her success is a result of talent, intellect and drive. Adroit at assessing situations and pivoting to the need, she's yet to meet a glass ceiling she didn't crack. Pat has gone from academia to print journalism to television. She's been on air and produced shows and films, including the Academy Award nominated Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream,co-produced with Denzel Washington and MyersBizNet founder Jack Myers. I first met her 19 years ago, when she was PBS' CEO. Then, as now, listening to her is a treat and a reminder that setting goals and never getting deterred is crucial for success.
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