S1/E5: Overcoming Discrimination & Dealing with Difficult People - Dr. Linda Singh
Dr. Linda L. Singh
Former Adjutant General of Maryland
Ret. Major General Linda L. Singh was appointed as The 29th Adjutant General of Maryland in January 2015. In the role she was responsible for the daily operations of the Maryland Military Department, which includes the Maryland Army National Guard, Maryland Air National Guard, Maryland Emergency Management Agency, and Maryland Defense Force. She was also a senior advisor to the governor and was responsible for the readiness, administration, and training of more than 6,700 members of the Military Department with an annual budget of more than $314 million. As The Adjutant General, she served as the official channel of communication between the governor and the National Guard Bureau and served as a member of the governor’s cabinet.
Dr. Singh is currently the CEO of Kaleidoscope Affect, LLC. where she personally mentors, coaches and speaks on leadership, diversity, adversity, career transition and issues that plague women and veterans in the workplace. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business, a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Strategic Studies and a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She is the author of “Moments of Choice: My path to leadership” and “What’s in Your Box” which is schedule for early 2020 release.
Dr. Singh is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Gallup Strengths Coach and John Maxwell certified trainer and speaker. She has received numerous awards, among them are the 2013 Diversity MBA Top 100 under 50 Diverse Emerging Leaders, The Network Journal 25 Influential Black Women in Business Award for 2014 and recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for 2015. She was also inducted into the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame in March 2015. She was also featured on the Today Show for her history making leadership team and named as one of InStyle’s Badass 50 in July 2019.