March 31, 2021
Dr. Twila Lindsay Professional
March is Women's History Month – and at the Busch School, we're celebrating the vital role women play not just in American history, but also all the work the women of the Busch School do for our future business professionals. Today, we're profiling Dr. Twila Lindsay, Associate Dean for the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies.

Describe your career and accomplishments.

"Currently, I am the Associate Dean for the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies. I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Masters of Science and Ph.D degrees in Developmental Psychology from Howard University. I am a member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society. My career path has included serving as a Research Psychologist, CEO for a Residential Treatment Facility for Youth, Unit Therapist and Adjunct instructor for various Colleges and Universities in the Metropolitan area."

Describe a role model or mentor that has helped you through you career.

"As I pursued my educational and career goals, I was honored to have a few role models and mentors. My parents and my aunt were great role models and supporters of my educational and career goals. They were my motivating force. However, Dr. Jackie Palmer was a mentor that help guide me in this career direction. She motivated me and provided sound advice and assistance with specific work and personal issues. She was authentic in her desire to see me growth in all areas of life. She was loyal and would always share her personal and career experiences. Dr. Palmer encouraged me to focus and capitalize on my strengths which enhanced confidence and my desire to continuous seek to grow and process further in my career."

What do you want women of today to know about business?

"Women in business should not look at just being "a Women in Business", but a trailblazer; an extension and representation of the skills and knowledge you have acquired through your education and experiences. You must have the courage to accept who you are and how your career can impact others. It takes motivation, persistence, focus and confidence to achieve your career goals, while creating and maintain a balanced lifestyle."