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Lessons From a Failing Company

Leigh Radford is now a vice president at Procter & Gamble, but she started her career at companies in turmoil.
Source: Procter & Gamble / Katie Martin / The Atlantic

When Leigh Radford was young, her father worked in logistics at Procter & Gamble, formulating new products and technologies for Pringles. Radford’s worked as an educator at the University of Cincinnati, specializing in early-childhood education. Later, Radford worked for Eastern Air Lines, which would become Continental Airlines, before going on to get her master’s in business administration and rising through the Procter & Gamble ranks to become the vice president of P&G Ventures. I spoke to Radford about her career choices and finding a job that combines the left and right brain.

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