The Director's Chair

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

By Dawn M. Zier


Directorship Magazine Article

Activist, constructivist, agitator. For most, these words don’t conjure up warm images. I recently asked a colleague what he pictured when he heard the word “activist.” He jokingly said, “Barbarians at the fence, wolves circling the wagons.” But the truth of the matter is, anyone can be an activist these days. And as directors, we need to think like them…

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Dawn M. Zier
Dawn M. Zier 
is a board member at Hain Celestial Group, Prestige Consumer Healthcare, Purple Innovation, and Spirit Airlines. She is also the former CEO of Nutrisystem and is a 2022 NACD Directorship 100 honoree.


This article is from the Fall 2022 issue of Directorship.