I am a woman CEO of a successful company. I am also a dedicated and loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Perhaps I may be viewed by some people as a poster child for International Women’s Day because I am a woman who appears to “have it all”. But I do not represent most women in the world right now. Today, there are a mere 41 women running Fortune 500 companies and only four are black women. And for women in leadership roles, raising children and active in their communities like myself, the real world is a balancing act, with many on the brink of, or right in the throes of, burnout. But I do see a bright future ahead and I have some ideas on how to get there.
As head of the project delivery team, Bridget Papanicholas leads a team of senior recruiters and researchers as she oversees all the TRANSEARCH Chicago searches. She partners directly with executives to provide terrific insight on candidates and outstanding service during the interview and on-boarding process. Her passion for process and consistency has been instrumental in streamlining and improving our search process and project timelines. Executing projects throughout North America and beyond, Bridget has managed projects at the CXO, President, Managing Director, Vice President, and Director, levels. Bridget has done much of her work in the following sectors: Engineering (civil and electrical), Construction, Finance, Renewable Energy (manufacturing and development), Real Estate, Non-Profit, and Health Care. Bridget attended John Carroll University.