Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2018 in the July issues of the magazines. Each day, will profile one of the Most Influential Women of 2018.

The Most Influential Women for 2018 will be honored at a reception that begins at 5:30 p.m. on August 23, 2018 at The Camby. For tickets or for sponsorship information, email or call (602) 277-6045.

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Today’s spotlight: Pamela Higdon

Title: Senior vice president, Northern Trust

Background: Higdon is senior vice president, director of the Arizona operating center and global head of alternatives operations for Northern Trust.

Best decision: “I pushed myself to take on roles and projects that others were unwilling to do. While the work was challenging, I developed additional skills very quickly in addition to showing others that I was able to deliver. The more I delivered, the more my career evolved.”

Essence of leadership: “I believe every leader should be approachable. Often times, we can shy away from the more challenging dialogs and only focus on the positives. Leaders should celebrate the positives and learn from the challenges.”