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Maria Sardo

Sr. Director, Head of Global LearningSysco Corporation

Member Since November 2023


Head of Global Learning and Development, Sysco Corporation

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5 L&D Leaders Share the Best Advice They’ve Received

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When it comes to learning and development (L&D), leadership is a crucial element in shaping the future of organizations and their workforce. L&D leaders are entrusted with nurturing talent, fostering growth, and ensuring that employees continually acquire the skills needed to excel in their roles. Below, L&D Think Tank members share the invaluable advice they've received throughout their careers — advice that has not only shaped their leadership journeys but has also positively impacted the development of countless individuals and organizations. From mentorship to innovation, these leaders share the wisdom that has guided them on their paths to excellence in L&D.

5 L&D Leaders Share the Best Advice They’ve Received


From mentorship to innovation, L&D leaders share the wisdom that has guided them on paths to excellence in their careers.

10 Strategies from L&D Leaders on Prioritizing Personal Development

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Stepping into the shoes of a learning and development (L&D) leader involves not only cultivating the growth of others but also investing in one's own continuous learning journey. Below, L&D Think Tank members share the insightful practices of L&D leaders who prioritize their personal development amidst the demands of shaping organizational learning cultures. From embracing emerging trends to adopting innovative learning methodologies, these leaders exemplify how investing in oneself enhances leadership effectiveness. Explore the nuanced strategies that L&D leaders employ to stay at the forefront of their field and drive transformative change within their organizations.

Company details

Sysco Corporation

Company bio

Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. With more than 71,000 colleagues, the company operates 333 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 700,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2022 that ended July 3, 2022, the company generated sales of more than $68 billion. Information about our CSR program, including Sysco’s 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, can be found at


Food & Beverages

Company size

10,001 plus

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