I’ve had the honor of working with some incredibly talented industry leaders throughout my career, here are some of their thoughts.

About Susan’s Books

Sunny Treadway

Your first book came to me at a time when I so desperately needed help navigating Executive Management with an all male team. Your second book, which has been on a shelf for far too long while this workaholic careened toward an eventual end, has been just what I needed to see that my style of leadership is wanted in some companies. I will return to work armed with the tools I need to find the right fit for me and what I know I can bring to the table. And as I too have learned is vital, with an open mind and an open heart. 

March 25, 2020

About Susan

Ken Lowe

CEO and Chairman - Scripps Networks Interactive

Susan is an intelligent, tenacious leader who has earned the respect and admiration of those who know her best. She is a valued mentor to many and a tireless advocate for women who aspire to success and accomplishment.

Judy Girard

President Emeritus - HGTV and Food Network

I was a business colleague of Susan’s for 10 years. I watched in awe as she and the team built a business culture founded on the values most important to all of us—work/life balance, kindness and collaboration—while building profitable businesses. The legacy she leaves at Scripps is testament to how to truly incorporate the power of women into all levels of a company that wants to grow and thrive.

Dean Gilbert

Former Vice President at Google, Global Head of Content at YouTube and venture capitalist

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Susan for over 30 years. She’s a very special blend of passion, intellect, creativity and character. I can’t think of a better role model for women in business, or better yet, for men who should be emulating some of her very special qualities as a leader.

Dr. Ines Wichert

Director of High Performance Institute - Kenexa

I had the great pleasure of hosting an executive women’s roundtable with Susan Packard. Susan shared her experiences of being a senior female executive in an open, insightful way. I received fabulous feedback from participants about Susan’s contribution for many weeks after the event. I hope to have the opportunity again soon to work with Susan.

Bridget Baker

President of TV Networks Distribution - NBC Universal

Susan has been a boss, mentor and friend throughout my career. Her wisdom and great counsel have provided invaluable support to me as I’ve advanced over the years, and I continue to rely on her for keen professional guidance and insight.

David Zazlav

President and CEO- Discovery Communications, Inc.

Susan has shown courage and shrewd skill in building media businesses.

Margo Georgiadis

President, Americas, Google

Finding comfort competing, the importance of practicing many roles on a team, and the key role that resilience plays – these define a winning spirit. Susan’s book will be extremely useful to all women navigating career choices.

Tom Meeker

Chairman Emeritus - Churchill Downs, Inc.

Susan Packard was the first woman to serve on the Board of Directors of Churchill Downs Incorporated, the owner of the Kentucky Derby. She was a key player in developing a strategic plan that brought a staid company into the modern world of frenetic change.