The Shero Diaries with Tandra Jackson

December 20, 2021

Welcome to the podcast – “Story-Pod with Nischala”. As part of this exclusive podcast, you can tune into stories with amazing people across the world. Through these stories, you will listen to ideas that matter, real-world insights and positive inspiration.

As part of the series “The Shero Diaries”, our Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Nischala Murthy Kaushik talks with influential and powerful women leaders from across the world.  In each episode, we profile a corporate shero and you will hear about their personal life and career journey, choices and decisions which influenced them and reflections from these experiences.

This podcast has 3 sections

  1. Know your shero – in which we talk about backstories around the influence of family, upbringing, education and your career journey.
  2. Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion, Skills – in which we talk unfiltered on how to build diverse and inclusive organizations.
  3. Rapid Fire – in which we hear quick and quirky responses from our featured shero.

Our featured shero in this podcast Tandra Jackson

In her current role she serves as the Vice Chair of Growth and Strategy at KPMG LLP. She is responsible for leading KPMG’s Total Firm growth strategy, anticipating and responding to signals of change in the marketplace, and aligning the firm’s investments in innovative new services and capabilities.

A recognized leader in the Houston market and across the region, Tandra is the recipient of the 2019 Impact (Chairman’s) Award by the National Black MBA Association; a 2019 Hall of Fame Inductee by the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce; 2018 Women Who Mean Business by the Houston Business Journal; 2017 Top 50 Influential Women in Houston by Houston Woman Magazine; 2017 Breakthrough Women by the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce; 2017 Women Worth Watching by Diversity Magazine.

Passionate about making a difference in her community and society, Tandra is a member of Louisiana State University’s Dean’s Advisory Council and the Advisory Board of the National Association of Corporate Directors’ Houston Chapter. She also serves on several non-profit boards including WomenCorporateDirectors; CEOs against Cancer; and the Houston Zoo, where she is the Audit Committee Chair.

Tandra holds an M.B.A. in information systems from the University of Houston and a B.S. in accounting from Louisiana State University.

Listen to this episode of the HFS Shero Diaries podcast with Tandra to

  • Understand the importance of education – it offers credentials to get onto the table or chair you aspire to, builds relationships for life and helps develop a perspective on things.
  • Realize it is to be self-aware as a individuals and leaders, as it helps in finding a long-term path that works for you based on your personal circumstances and professional responsibilities.
  • Get insights on how to build a diverse and inclusive organization – intent, goals & number targets and accountability from the top really matters.

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