Exec Chats: Ask ‘Why Not?’

Beth Cochran
Sep 14 · 7 min read

Donna McLaughlin-Travis thought she had her entire career in corporate America mapped out. But when she took a leadership role in a transportation company just as Uber and Lyft gained popularity, industry-wide disruption led her on a surprising detour.

As she helped her organization find a new way forward, she also discovered something interesting about herself. She loved the pace, freedom and excitement of the startup world. She realized this was an opportunity to leverage skills she’d learned in more traditional roles in a whole new way.