The Podcast: Leadership is
No Accident

We believe in a radically simple idea, that leadership is no accident. These stories take you inside how people lead in our increasingly fast paced and complex world to achieve outcomes others didn’t believe were possible.

Himalaya Rao
Season 2 Episode 7 – Himalaya Rao, Managing Director, Black Founders Matter Investment Fund
Though Himalaya Rao currently works as the Managing Director of the Black Founders Matter fund, in her view, her work could also be defined as social work. In her effort to find and uplift aspiring BIPOC entrepreneurs with her fund, Rao is working...
Nitin Rai
Season 2 Episode 6: Nitin Rai – Managing Director, Elevate Capital
Many have watched the HBO comedy series “Silicon Valley,” but in Nitin Rai’s own words, he lived that life. After college, he moved to the tech capital of the world, sleeping on couches with $50 in his pocket. Years later, ...
Malcolm Harkins
Season 2 Episode 5: Malcolm Harkins, Chief Security and Trust Officer at Cymatic
Recently, Cybersecurity has been a prominent topic of conversation for the entire world, which makes Malcolm Harkins’ role of paramount importance. He is Chief Security and Trust Officer at Cymatic, a start-up that works...
Ruby Zefo
Season 2 Episode 4: Ruby Zefo – Chief Privacy Officer, Uber

In her mother’s own words, Ruby Zefo can’t go through a day without accomplishing something. With degrees from Berkeley and Stanford Law School, a stellar career at Intel and her current job as…

Joel Levinson
Season 2 Episode 3: Joel Levinson – Vice President, BC Pension Corporation

Being a leader at one of the largest tech companies in the world is certainly a challenge, but for Joel Levinson, what was even more challenging was searching for any semblance of work-life…

Liz Dolan - Leadership Is No Accident
Season 2 Episode 2: Liz Dolan – Co-Host of the Satellite Sisters podcast and marketing extraordinaire

Earning the title of Chief Marketing Officer at any corporation is a major achievement, but to do it at Nike without prior marketing experience is incredible. Liz Dolan is no ordinary leader. Following…

David Rae
Season 2 Episode #1: David Rae – Curator TEDxPortland and President & Co-Founder of 503 Creative

TEDx’s mission is founded on the concept of “ideas worth spreading” and TEDxPortland curator and leader David Rae has taken that to heart. He developed TEDxPortland into one of the largest and most…

Bobby Evans
Episode #10: Bobby Evans – Former GM, San Francisco Giants

The phrase “Leadership is no accident” is especially true when it comes to leading one of the most successful MLB teams in recent memory. Former San Francisco Giants GM Bobby Evans has transitioned…

Mary Beth Martin-3
Episode #9: Mary Beth Martin – Vice President, Women’s and Children’s Services, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

 Mary Beth Martin is the Vice President of OHSU’s Doernbecher, one of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals. With hospitals undergoing huge changes in response to COVID, Martin is on the frontline helping…