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LILY DARBY

Creative leader in business and technology

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Global Operations, Strategy & Creative Production

DARBY

USA 🇺🇸

inspirational leader
Lily Darby
Lily Darby

ABOUT LILY

Lily Darby is a creative leader known for her strategic vision in business and technology. Starting with a love for the arts and animals, she discovered a passion for creative marketing and tech fields, blending business acumen with innovation. Her career includes impactful roles in global companies, leading to a significant stint in Amsterdam, enhancing her expertise and broadening her impact across the EMEA and UK. Lily's leadership style is characterized by empathy, innovation, and a strong focus on nurturing talent and building teams.

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LEAD BY EXAMPLE AND EMBRACE CHANGE.

Lily Darby

LILY IN A NUTSHELL

Global Operations, Strategy & Creative Production

DARBY

area of expertise

Marketing / Communications / PR / Advertising USA 🇺🇸

companies Lily has worked for

leadership

LILY AS A LEADER

Lead by example and embrace change.

Leadership is not self-serving.

Great Leaders have high emotional intelligence and believe in empowering others.

The future of leadership is female.

When I think of a leader, I think of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Lily Darby
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MISTAKES ARE PART OF GROWTH, HANDLE THEM WITH TRANSPARENCY AND A SOLUTIONS-ORIENTED APPROACH.

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LILY ON WORK-LIFE BALANCE

Lily Darby’s strategy for maintaining work-life balance involves recognizing the ebb and flow of career demands. She emphasizes the importance of understanding when to prioritize professional endeavors and when to focus on personal life. Viewing her career in seasons allows her to invest energy where it’s most needed, whether climbing a steep hill in her career or taking a plateau to recharge. Lily also finds solace in nature, using exercise and the great outdoors to clear her mind and gain perspective. This balanced approach helps her manage stress, maintain clarity, and stay resilient in the face of challenges.

LILY ON CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

One of Lily's proudest achievements is transforming a single-market team into a robust global studio with locations in Amsterdam, London, and New York City. This process involved thoughtful hiring, strategic planning, and fostering a dynamic team culture. The culmination of her efforts was celebrated in a group offsite, highlighting the success and camaraderie built over time. Lily's ability to bring together diverse talents and create a cohesive team environment underscores her leadership skills. She values the unique contributions of each team member and believes that a diverse, collaborative team is essential for driving innovation and achieving success on a global scale.

Lily Darby
Lily Darby
Lily Darby
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INVEST IN PEOPLE AND LEAD WITH A HUMAN-FIRST APPROACH TO ACHIEVE GREAT THINGS.

Lily on becoming a better leader

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