Fidji Simo on Integrating Work and Life


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When Fidji Simo was an exec at Facebook, she discovered she had a chronic health condition. That meant: taking meetings from her bed, fainting at work, and awkward conversations with her bosses. That experience taught Fidji how to be a leader while taking care of herself and putting her health first. A lesson she now brings to her team at Instacart, where she’s the CEO.

In this episode, Fidji shares:

  • The must-have in her weekly Instacart order (hint: it’s a sweet treat)
  • Why being a woman in a male-dominated industry is actually an advantage
  • How she integrates work and life instead of separating them
  • Why sponsorship means more than mentorship in work relationships
  • How opening up about her chronic condition made her leadership stronger

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