Title: Executive Chair, Founder
Company: World Mentor
Location: Piedmont, California, United States
Leigh G. Teece, Executive Chair and Founder at World Mentor, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mentoring.
Throughout her life, Ms. Teece had always loved helping people. She believed with her wisdom that she could help others make their lives better and become problem solvers, leading her to search for ways to do so in her professional endeavors. Embarking on her educational path, Ms. Teece received a Bachelor of Arts in international relations, cum laude, from the University of Southern California. She then went on to earn a Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business in 1977. Since then, Ms. Teece has excelled in a more than 40-year career dedicated to entrepreneurship and service.
Ms. Teece is the founder and executive chair of World Mentor, a virtual mentoring program that has helped more than 50,000 high school students find their way in life. Calling this endeavor the highlight of her career, she has guided students in becoming better leaders and thinkers since 2006. In addition, she has been the chair and chief executive officer of Progressive Liberty since 2019, the co-founder and director of Mentored Pathways since 2015, and the co-founder and owner of Mt. Beautiful Winery since 2007. Simultaneously, Ms. Teece was the president of Enterprise Outreach from 1995 to 2019. In the earlier years of her career, she was senior vice president of Technology Interlink from 1989 to 1991 and vice president of Wells Fargo from 1977 to 1983.
Upon her civic endeavors, Ms. Teece has served as the president of the Teece Family Foundation since 1997 and has been an advisory board member of SkyDeck Berkeley since 2015. Presently, she also serves as an advisor to the executive board of Women’s Leader of the World. Looking back on her illustrious career, Ms. Teece attributes her success to personal experiences, hard work and learning from mistakes. In five years’ time, hopes to have changed the model of education so students learn critical solving skills that allow them to further pursue careers that enabled them to flourish. In addition, she plans to contribute to making the world a better place, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the changes that it comes with. In her spare time, Ms. Teece enjoys reading.
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