She’s also an inspiring advocate (and true embodiment) of The Go-Giver Way. And, earlier this month she was one of four individuals honored by the Texas Diversity Council with the 2018 Most Powerful & Influential Women of Texas Award, presented at the organization’s annual Diversity & Leadership Conference in Dallas last month. The Keynote speaker at the Awards Breakfast was film star, Academy Award Nominee and Golden Globe Award Winner, Angela Bassett.
Honorees were selected on the following criteria (according to Texas Diversity & Leadership Conference website):
- Provides leadership excellence in the public and/or private sectors
- Sustains a record of accomplishments and/or contributions to field of work throughout scope of her career
- Has clout within her organization in terms of significant impact on revenues, profitability, and/or direction of the organization
- Demonstrates leadership and commitment to community well-being and/or high visibility in the community
- Exhibits and demonstrates a commitment to the highest ethical standards and professional excellence
Bob Burg first heard about Harriet when one of her USAA associates called to let him know that not only does Harriet gift The Go-Giver to practically everyone she meets and that she truly lives her life and conducts business according to these principles. Bob and Harriet then spoke on the phone and a wonderful friendship developed. So when the Corporate Responsibility Communications Director Ramona Teter emailed Bob to let him know of that Harriet was being honored he was very excited.
“Here’s the thing about Harriet” Bob said, “During her acceptance speech, rather than talk about herself and about her accomplishments, she honored her Mother, Delores Martin, letting the audience know how special her Mom is and that she is the inspiration for Harriet’s success. Actually, I don’t think I’ve ever had a conversation with Harriet where she didn’t talk about and give credit to her husband, her Mom, her team at USAA, or those she feels ‘privileged’ to serve.” Bob added, “ And the one day I was at their company headquarters for an event it was obvious just how loved and adored she is by everyone there. This honor could not have gone to a more deserving person.”
We are all so proud of and happy for Harriet and her entire USAA Family.
The other honorees include Chandra McCormack, CFO, Greyhound; Joan Holman, CIO, Strasburger Law Firm; and Chris Casey Regis, VP Finance, Southern Methodist University.
On behalf of Team Go-Giver we congratulate and honor all of them and wish them much continued success.