Published August 21, 2020
Who are the women leading franchising today and how did they get there? The IFA Women’s Franchise Committee (WFC) podcast series, Her Success, profiles female franchise leaders who are changing the future of the franchise sector.
WFC Chair, and president & COO of Franchise Business Review, Michelle Rowan, interviewed some of today’s inspiring leaders.
Paul Pickett, Chief Development Officer, Wild Birds Unlimited, 2020 Crystal Compass Award Winner
Paul, of course, is not a woman, but he is an advocate of women and the LGBTQ community both within and beyond franchising. Because of his tireless advocacy, the IFA’s Women’s Franchise Committee honored him with the 2020 Crystal Compass Award.
Paul shares what led him to become the first full-time employees of Wild Birds Unlimited, the people who have inspired him along the way, learning to be a good leader, and his advice for the younger generation entering franchising today.
Michelle also shared 7 Franchising (and Life) Lessons Learned from Paul Pickett when he was honored with the Crystal Compass.