Shannon Huffman Polson


Shannon Huffman Polson is the author of The Grit Factor, Courage, Resilience and Leadership in the Most Male Dominated Organization in the World (Harvard Business Review Press, 2020) and founder of The Grit Institute. She motivates, informs and inspires companies, teams and individuals across the nation with dynamic keynote addresses. Drawing on experiences as one of the first women to fly Apache attack helicopters in the US Army (commanding a platoon in Bosnia and a company in Korea) and in the business world (MBA from the Tuck School and leadership at Guidant Corporation and Microsoft), as well as adventures on the world's highest mountains and in remote wilderness (Alaska's Denali and …