You are here


Jane Perdue


Motivated by her father's words, “If you put your heart and mind to it, you can do anything a man can do—and do it even better,” Jane Perdue scaled the career ladder, spending 15 years as a vice president at Fortune 500 telecommunications companies. Sometimes the only female executive at the table, she put her MBA to good use managing $25 million budgets and thousands of employees, creating strategy, negotiating labor contracts, and developing leaders. After a new boss called her “Aunt Polly,” Perdue realized she'd misunderstood her dad’s advice. She left big business to found Braithwaite Innovation Group, a professional development firm where she reaches out as a leadership development and women-in-business expert, speaker, and writer. She now spends her career inspiring performance and connection where the art of leadership and the science of business meet.

Jane Perdue's Blog Posts

Posted: Aug 30 2014 - 7:57am
For lots of reasons, many women struggle with getting the balance between confidence and humility just right. It’s another one of those “Goldilocks”...

Posted: Mar 11 2013 - 6:04pm
I had fallen behind (grossly so) in my social media follow-back connections, so the rainy afternoon full of cancelled appointments was the perfect...

Posted: Feb 25 2013 - 9:55am
You’ve been angling for a promotion for nearly a year, but no luck. You’re frustrated. Others are moving up the career ladder and there you are,...

Posted: Feb 4 2013 - 5:49pm
It’s the weekly department staff meeting, and your boss just recognized a colleague for her innovative idea to improve customer service. Her public...

Posted: Jan 28 2013 - 4:13pm
She'd been hesitant and tentative throughout most of the coaching session. When I asked her to define where she wanted her career to go, ...

Posted: Jan 14 2013 - 6:25pm
If it weren’t so sad, it would be funny in a sick kind of way. I’ve been wrangling with the local post office for two months over a missing book....

Posted: Jan 7 2013 - 9:29am
She’d been impossible to miss—tall, impeccably groomed, and stylishly dressed. Flitting from table to table, she rarely spent more than a minute or...

Posted: Dec 17 2012 - 6:30am
Challenge my mind. Pique my curiosity. Move me. Make me laugh. Tick me off. Just don’t try to sell or subscribe or impress me before...

Posted: Dec 10 2012 - 1:10pm
Graham was upset with his team’s monthly business results, and his withering criticism of their performance during the staff meeting had brought a...

Posted: Dec 3 2012 - 11:50am
Glance at online news headlines. Check email. Debrief the boss. Go to staff meeting. Return calls. Check email. Review new sales results. Look at...


Copyright © 2014 Dez Inc. dba GulfStream Communications

Site content may not be used for any purpose without explicit permission from the publisher unless otherwise specified.

Content originating on other blog sites is reposted on Charleston Grit by their authors.

The views expressed by bloggers are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, owners of

Charleston Grit is a registered trademark of Dez Inc. dba GulfStream Communications.

Privacy Policy





Copyright © 2014 Dez Inc. dba GulfStream Communications

Charleston Magazine  |  Charleston Fashion Week  |  Charleston Magazine Club  |  Charleston Weddings  |  Grand Strand Magazine  |  WNC Magazine