What Everyone Can Learn From Linda Rendle, Clorox’s First Female CEO

You may have heard that Linda Rendle was recently appointed to first-ever female CEO of the Clorox Company. This is a big deal. But how exactly did she get there?

Rendle climbed the ladder at Clorox for 17 years, starting as a sales analyst and making her way through 15 roles before this latest achievement.

In fact, The Hustle recently published her exact trajectory in an infographic. A few more roles 42-year-old Rendle has held at Clorox:

✅ Regional sales manager, West
✅ Director of customer supply chain
✅ VP sales cleaning division
✅ EVP, global operations and strategy, international, better health

I share this to give you insight into how you, too, might think about your career path. At Newcastle Associates, I work with a lot of leaders who started from humble, but ambitious, beginnings. Everyone starts somewhere.

Maybe one day you will be a “first” like Rendle!