Authentic Leadership: Making Mistakes Gracefully
Award-winning producer and entrepreneur Lindsay Shookus is best known for her work on Saturday Night Live, and is the Co-Founder of Women Work F#cking Hard, a networking movement focused on uplifting female founders and entrepreneurs. Shookus shares her insights on authentic leadership, including how to make mistakes with grace, and strategic management, making an impact on audiences of all kinds.
Award-winning producer and entrepreneur Lindsay Shookus is the Co-Founder of Women Work F#cking Hard, a networking movement focused on uplifting female founders and entrepreneurs. Shookus shares insights about balancing motherhood and a high-pressure career, finding a unique path to success beyond expectations, and empowering yourself and others.
Personal Growth: Failing, and Getting Back Up
Award-winning producer and entrepreneur Lindsay Shookus is highly regarded for her tenure at Saturday Night Live and as the Co-Founder of Women Work F#cking Hard, but few people with high-profile success are as authentic about the struggles it takes to get to the top. Shookus shares insights about her journey, and lessons about failure – including how to get back up when you’ve been knocked down – in this empowering event.
Formerly a producer at Emmy Award-winning Saturday Night Live (SNL), Lindsay ran the talent department at SNL, which is responsible for booking the hosts, music and the cast, in addition to her producing responsibilities. She recently executive produced Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party, was an Associate Producer on the critically acclaimed show 30 Rock and produced NBC’s Adele: Live in New York City special. Lindsay is a six-time winner and twelve-time Emmy nominee and a two-time Peabody Award winner. She was named one of The Hollywood Reporter’s "Up-and-Coming Execs 35 & Under" and has appeared on Billboard’s "Women in Music" list three times.
Lindsay co-founded Women Work F#cking Hard, a networking movement focusing on helping female founders and businesswomen develop their careers. She is on the Sesame Foundation Leadership Council and an involved UNICEF member. Lindsay studied journalism at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where she earned her BA in 2002. She has one daughter and resides in New York City. She is a member of the 2022 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.