Pamela Nicholson, President and CEO of Enterprise Holdings, the parent company of Enterprise, National, and Alamo rental car companies.
"Barriers are challenges—something to be overcome. And, to me, that’s a motivator. While there aren’t as many women in the industry as there could be, we are seeing women’s roles grow and advance. We’re moving forward very quickly in all aspects of the auto industry."
"Overall, though, my leadership style is built on simply being myself. I’ve learned that building a good career isn’t just about your professional acumen, it’s about integrity and being honest with yourself and others. People always know where I stand – firm, but always fair. I have an open-door policy and I’m straightforward with those I am advising. I have high expectations, but I also believe in rewarding hard work and positive results. I’ve also learned that, above all, you need to have a passion for the business and an enthusiasm for your team and your company. If you love what you do and you really want to come to work every day, it will show in your results."