Season 2 | Women in Forestry | Episode 14

#30 | Trial by Fire – Learning leadership on the fire line and practicing forestry for the Department of Defense

June 21, 2017 | Anne Jewell

Anne Jewell is a Certified Forester as well as a Forester Planner for the Department of Defense. She currently serves the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia. In this role, Anne supports military readiness while practicing land conservation and sustainable forestry on the 76,000-acre military installation. In this episode, Anne discusses the leadership lessons she’s learned as a fire boss among other roles, what to do when someone does not give you the respect you deserve and need to do your job, and why you sometimes have to talk over the men. “You need to expect respect and, if it’s not given, address it right then and there,” she adds.

Key Takeaways:

[1:05] A quick intro about Anne’s background.

[3:20] Why did Anne decide to become a forester?

[5:00] What’s it like working in forest management on a military installation?

[10:55] How can people learn more about this line of work in forestry?

[14:05] When did Anne get her first leadership role?

[17:15] What kind of leadership lessons did Anne wished she learned sooner in her career?

[21:35] It’s part of the work that you’re working with limited information.

[25:30] What kind of mentors has Anne had along the way?

[29:00] Anne feels comfortable working shoulder to shoulder with men, but Anne has noticed that not all men feel comfortable working next to a woman.

[34:00] Where do you draw the line between jokes in the field vs. lack of respect?

[37:45] What are some of the things that Anne likes about working with the military?

[43:30] Anne realizes it’s rude to talk over someone, but if you don’t do it, then you’ll never get a word in!

[49:45] Tom’s Leadership Tip of the Week!

Mentioned in This Episode:
Anne on LinkedIn

Anne Jewell as prescribed fire boss

Helicopter survey


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