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On This Day in Leadership History, January 24, 2016

penny harringtonOn this day in leadership history in 1985, Penny Harrington became the first woman police chief of a major city, Portland Oregon (940 officers and staff). Harrington began working as a policewoman in 1964, when there were only 12 women in her department.

What personal and professional challenges do you think that Penny had to overcome to accept this job? One of the limiting emotions for her (and all of us) is fear. What leadership challenge do you have to overcome to keep moving forward? Please share it here –

Penny Harrington – Wikipedia

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