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Episode 033 – Dorri McWhorter, President and Chief Executive Officer, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

Today on the Executives’ Exchange we’re joined by Dorri McWhorter, President and CEO of YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. Dorri sits down to discuss her experience — not only limited to the private sector but with non-profit organizations as well. Dorri provides insight on the experiences that served to develop herself as a powerful leader in different areas of business. Tune in to learn how she continues to use her skills to create an impact on others’ lives while continuing to develop her professional experience at YMCA.

00:20 – Introduction
01:00 – Dorri shares childhood experience and more about her desire to become an accountant since a young age.
04:45 – Dorri shares her experience from management consulting to non-profits, how she continues to grow while being part of different areas.
07:28 – A journey: Leaving the private sector to find a new track.
09:30 – A shift in the model of the YMCA
11:00 – The gift from McKenzie Scott story.
13:10 – Why unrestricted gifts are so important.
15:30 – Why the YMCA?
16:36 – The most challenging part of her first 90 days.
21:58 – Maintaining an active position in the accounting area: The importance for accounting as an African American woman.
25:33 – Dorri’s embodiment as a Tri-sector athlete
28:17 – Word from our sponsor, Shure
29:25 – A talk about corporate America and social justice.
30:17 – The fundamentals of creating an inclusive business.
36:21 – What the future holds after the pandemic, what is Dorri hopeful for?
38:35 – What does it mean to be a socially conscious business leader today?
40:38 – How to evaluate the performance of companies?
44:00 – The impact the Exec Club had on Dorri’s life
46:30 – Dorri’s incorporation of kindness in everyday life
48:43 – Time: The properties of time in order to scale your involvement.
50:10 – Ending questions

Episode link: YMCA Chicago
Host: Margaret Mueller, CEO & President, The Executives’ Club of Chicago
Producer: Eva Penar, Chief Content & Communications Officer, The Executives’ Club of Chicago

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