Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises. She is the first woman to run a publicly-traded cruise line.
"Balance is important in business. Women make up more than half the population, but are significantly under-represented in positions of power and influence. The balance has to be redrawn. Having men and women at the table makes for more better and more diverse conversations and solutions to business issues. Gender balance leads to more profitability and a better blend of experience. As a CEO, I feel it is my responsibility to create a balance that has never been achieved before in our industry."
"I’ve been with the company for 33 years, and I’ve been back and forth between the two brands twice, so there are a lot of people at the Royal Caribbean brand who I’ve worked with. Everybody is looking for leaders who represent something they believe in. It gives them purpose. I think that has really helped the culture of our company as well.”
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