Podcast: Energy CEO digs deep into her past for leadership lessons

CPS Energy CEO Paula Gold-Williams has a seemingly simple piece of advice for women looking to succeed in business: Raise your hand.

When Doyle Beneby resigned as CEO in 2015, Gold-Williams, then CPS Energy’s chief financial officer, never imagined taking his place. She thought she’d serve her time as interim CEO and step aside for someone else to lead the municipal electric utility for San Antonio. She soon discovered that she liked the job and was good at it. So she did what she’s been doing her…


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