Here at Executive Elements, we like to feature fantastic women we think you should know. Some of these women are clients, some are friends, some are women we’ve only just met. But they all have this in common: they are dynamic, interesting women who have agreed to share with us their insights and secrets to success.
Anne Marie La Bue
My Current Job/Company:
In-house Employee Benefits Counsel for Cardinal Health, Inc.
I help manage the Company’s internal benefit plans, governance structure, audits and reporting. I also provide due diligence and integration support for mergers and acquisitions.
My family and friends, music and the arts, equal rights.
Terry (Husband), Cameron (Son- 19), Caitlin (Daughter – 17), Bella (Chocolate Labrador – 8), Jello (Fox Red Labrador – 4).
My Hero or Heroes:
Martin Luther King.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
A good book or a good movie or, better yet, reading a good book or watching a good movie at our lake house.
My Pet Peeve:
Prejudice and pessimism.
Family gatherings (Seneca Parkway, Conesus Lake, Milwaukee), Boston University years, now most of my life in Columbus.
Healthy, happy, active, and on the water.
My Favorite Quote:
“Love the life you live, live the life you love.” (Bob Marley)
Accessories often an afterthought. I like my Swiss Army watch. Boots are my favorite but I guess those don’t count as an accessory.
My advice to Young Women:
Believe in yourself and embrace challenges. Tackling your fears is freeing and helps you develop the self-confidence you will need to control your career and set your work-life balance.
How I Balance it All:
I make lots of lists (mostly on OneNote now but also scribbled post-it notes), shuffle priorities on the fly, and have learned to reach out for help when I need it. I also de-stress by working out (preferably with friends) and walking my dogs.