Real Leaders with Roshini Season 2, Episode 6: Carlson School of Management's Dean Sri Zaheer is a brainiac, boxer, and business strategist who says, "the only thing that's predictable is unpredictability"

Monday, April 20th

A special conversation for Season 2 of Real Leaders with Roshini as Dean Sri Zaheer is the first leader from whom we asked for reaction to the COVID-19 global pandemic. You'll find inspiration in the speed at which she and her team were able to mobilize the students, staff, and faculty at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management to go virtual. Not surprising for a leader who says "the only thing that's predictable is unpredictability." Her story starts in the town of Dargapur in the state of West Bengal in India. Zaheer still marvels that a young girl who decided to follow business instead of physics would end up in such a big position on the other side of the world. Her blue chip education is backed by a global mindset and a habit of listening to others. In January 2020, she started her term as Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. To blow off steam and stay in shape, she took up boxing more than a decade ago. A sport she says can teach lessons in "focus, living in the moment, and agility." Just what is needed now and well into the future.