Carolyn Cox, Senior Director, Global Partner Programs, Marketing, VMware
I have seen executives in the industry step aside from their duties to afford more time with their families. Although they are still in a position where they contribute at a high level, they made the conscious decision to shift roles because they thought about the legacy they wanted to leave with their family and fellow employees. This decision to balance their priorities is something that stands out to me. I admire those who have the courage and self-esteem to make a decision like this, rather than prioritizing their title or quickly climbing the corporate ladder.