International Women’s Day feature with Christal Morris, Peloton

As a women-owned business, we are honored to highlight women who are incredible leaders in marketing and communications across a wide variety of industries. Each year on International Women’s Day we share an interview series celebrating these women and sharing their stories.

This interview is with Christal Morris, Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Peloton.

How do you define your leadership?

I am a servant leader with a desire to empower and support those that I lead. I understand what it takes to empower others to do their best work.

How has your leadership changed in the past year?

I have recognized that developing others is my superpower and through building up the confidence in and appreciation for the varying differences on my team, I have unleashed the power of deep listening and empathy. I have been changed greatly over the past year, in that my resiliency is strengthened and my compassion for this work is reignited.

Can you share a story that demonstrates a key learning for you in your leadership journey?

One of the best lessons I have had in leadership is the idea of grace and being a servant leader. As a leader, service before self has been integral for me, and I will never forget when someone that used to work for me years ago reached out, and said, thanks for taking a chance on me. I had a resume that wasn’t polished and did not interview well, but you saw something in me, and since landing that role, my career has taken off. I attribute that to operating with grace in knowing the playing field isn’t always level, and everyone starts from a different place. I appreciated that young man giving me my flowers, and that lesson in leadership is making space for grace.

Check out the stories of other incredible women leaders in the marketing and communications industry. 

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