Melinda White on Maggie Wilderotter

“It's about more than the bottom line, it's about paying it forward.”

Business leader Melinda White lets us in on the powerful perspective of her mentor Maggie Wilderotter, a rare female Chairman of a Fortune Five Hundred company. Maggie makes herself available to employees and customers alike, modeling a kind of leadership with an emphasis on communication, and ensuring each individual feels respected and a vital part of the mission. Do women lead differently? Check out the interview and decide for yourself.


Melinda White


Melinda White is the West Region Area President for Frontier Communications. She’s been honored by The NY Chapter of NOW as a “Woman of Power and Influence” (2012), by Fierce Telecom as a “Woman in Wireline to Watch” (2014) and has been recognized as a Portland “Orchid Influential Woman Leader” (2015).

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Maggie Wilderotter

For over ten years Maggie Wilderotter served as CEO of Frontier Communications, a Fortune 500 company. She is frequently identified as one of the Fifty Most Powerful Women in Business.