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Veronica Cruz, PhD

VP Quality and Compliance,
McNeil Consumer Healthcare
Smith College Leadership Consortium

"The Smith Consortium gave me the opportunity to realize that my leadership challenges are not unique to me -- they are shared among female leaders in all industries in every corner of the world. I have always been recognized as a strong technical/functional leader, though after making immediate adjustments using the Smith program information, I have since been actively recognized as being a business leader with functional expertise. This transition has allowed me to influence company decisions, to engage more in active listening before issuing an opinion or decision, and to connect with my team on a deeper level.”