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Inspirational Leadership Podcast: Joan Webb

Feb 14, 2023

“Compassion does not mean weak, it means understanding the human element.” —Joan Webb

Episode 16

New Home Co.

Before Joan Webb was called into home building she was pursuing her passion as a human rights activist, serving as Vice Chair of Amnesty International U.S. But, as she recalls, she also needed to earn a living. When a dear friend called in a panic needing help at the Signature Homes onsite design studio, it was easy for Joan to step in. Little did she know that one phone call would open the door to an entirely new career.

From Signature Homes, Joan went on to work at five different builders, the most recent being The New Home Company. She championed the way for women in the workplace—challenging home builders to check their biases and encouraging women to lead difficult conversations and push for what they wanted. Joan believes the cornerstone of good leadership is compassion, strength, and freedom.

Learn more about Joan’s incredible career accomplishments, her niche talents, and her advice for women in leadership in this episode of the Inspirational Leadership with the Best in Home Building podcast hosted by Zonda’s Mollie Carmichael.

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Inspirational Leadership with the Best in Home Building is an influential podcast led by housing industry expert Mollie Carmichael. Each episode features a personal conversation with a thought leader in the housing industry. Join Mollie as we get to know these top leaders—what inspires them, what drives them, and how they build communities. 

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For me a good leader has to start with compassion and the human element and leading from the heart…Then you have the strength that gives you the ability to make tough decisions.

Joan Webb

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Mollie Carmichael is a Principal of Zonda’s Advisory services. Mollie’s expertise in marketing, products, and home design coupled with Zonda’s data, helps clients understand home shopper needs so that builders and developers can maximize revenue. Discover how we can help you think ahead and provide creative and functional solutions to your customers.

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