A Syzygy Extraordinary Women Connect to their Inner Light Interview with Meg VanderLaan, Chief Communications for MWH Global
Meg shares personal stories of life choices and paths that led to her success, how she engages her inner courage, why making a difference matters and who taught her life values. She talks about the importance of mentoring women – and the wonder of being on the recipient side of mentoring – “We never get to a place where we don’t need mentoring!”
Meg offers wonderful nuggets on communication, connections and creating real connecting relationships in our lives.
Meg VanderLaan is chief communications officer of MWH Global, headquartered in Broomfield, Colo. She is charged with strengthening the MWH brand by increasing the awareness of the MWH organization globally, while improving employee and customer loyalty.
Meg has a passion for taking the complex subjects that often accompany MWH projects and effectively communicating those topics in a way that is relatable, accessible and easily understood for people in communities around the world. Holding true to the corporate mission of Building a Better World, she recognizes that the little things can make a big difference, and as MWH continues to drive the wet infrastructure sector, she champions the MWH story through global communications efforts.
Prior to joining MWH in 2009, Meg spent 13 years with Gates Corporation, a world leader in industrial and automotive solutions, ultimately serving as the vice president of corporate communications and public affairs. In 2006 she became a member of the board of directors for Gates Winhere, a joint venture based in Yantai, China. She also worked in marketing for a dot-com start-up and managed marketing programs in the health insurance industry.
Outside of the office, Meg is active in several organizations, including serving on the management group of the Downtown Denver Partnership, Denver Civic Ventures board of directors and the Downtown Denver Events board of directors. Recently, she was named to the Board of Trustees for Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing mountain biking and travelling.
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