Linda Rousseau holds a leadership role at a Fortune 50 company and leading health benefits provider. Linda was born with a physical impairment causing her to be wheelchair-bound for most of her early childhood. She grew up on the east coast in an underprivileged neighborhood facing financial, safety, health, job, and educational challenges. In spite of these apparent barriers to entry, Linda embarked on her quest to not only establish but enjoy a very successful career and reputation through her commitment to excellence and building high-performing professional teams.
Linda’s passion and fulfillment come primarily from her volunteer work with Dress for Success helping others launch their careers to achieve self-efficiency and economic independence.
Linda founded and chairs the Dress for Success Leadership Program. Linda holds a bachelor’s degree and has a Project Management Professional Certification (PMI). Linda is currently working towards continued growth within an existing job role, continued volunteer partnership with a nonprofit business, and looking into possibly growing her own small business, bringing to reality those “Hopes & Dreams” while inspiring others.
• I love to travel. Jamaica is one of my favorite areas to visit allowing me to have fun on all-inclusive resorts and mingle with the Jamaican families
• I do Karaoke — but only with family members
Favorite music or concert:
Old School; Gerald & Eddie Levert concert.
Most daring/brave thing you’ve done:
Going to work in New York City without fear, while learning my environment.
Advice to empower women:
Share your challenges and let them know they are not alone in having those life challenges. Dreams do come true if you work to achieve them.
What are you doing to help make Central Indiana better in all ways for women:
My volunteer work with DFS and shelters — while learning that you cannot save everyone, but just one positive impact is an accomplishment. Start by helping others one at a time.
Involvement with Dress for Success Indianapolis:
I was a client first, then I immediately volunteered to become part of the first group for Professional Women’s Group 14 years ag