When Paula and Lisa first met each other as two top female executives competing for the same multimillion dollar contracts, they viewed each other as fierce competitors. Years later, they realized they had more in common than they first thought.


Over the years, Paula and Lisa learned the value of complementing instead of competing. In the process, both women recognized how embracing the success of other women can in fact, propel one’s own career. In a transparent and relatable way, Paula and Lisa share their own experiences to illustrate insights they wish they had known at the outset of their careers 30 years ago. Together they manage a boutique consulting business, Habergeon. The pair also wrote Remember Who You Are, helping empower women in leadership.


Individually, Paula is Chief Development Officer at Novan, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. Lisa is Chief Executive Officer at PurThread, an antimicrobial textile company.