Woman of Power of the Week: Gina Adams

Gina Adams

Company: FedEx Corporation

Title: Senior Vice President for Government Affairs

The Gig: To educate members of Congress and policymakers at the highest levels about our business and the impact their decisions will have on how we do what we do.

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Favorite part: “I never know what the day will bring. I like working through tough issues and coming up with strategic ways to get the results we need.”

Downside: “The same thing—the uncertainty and challenge of it all.”

Coolest thing not on her résumé: “I have met with every U.S. president for the last 25 years.”

Badass stealth move: “I got a promotion while I was on maternity leave.”

Secret superpower: A good support system at home and a good support system at work

Success kit must-have: Strong communications skills, especially writing

Cannot abide: Dishonesty

Passion points: Education and mentoring students

Style motto: “Grace, character, and the right pair of shoes never go out of style.”

Never forget: This African proverb: “The daughters of lions are lions too.”