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Women Leadership at Texas Children's


Senior Vice President, Human Resources
33 Years

My Definition of Leadership

Think it Big...Lead it Bigger...and Be the Difference.

Linda Aldred is currently the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Texas Children’s Hospital responsible for maintaining and elevating a rich organizational culture, leadership development and new employee recruitment. Linda joined Texas Children’s in 1988 and has since helped grow the organization from less than 1,000 employees to the 17,000 it is today. She has led the development of a contemporary digital talent acquisition strategy, designed robust on-boarding teams and formalized the existing culture via four key values made actionable through a new culture website and robust launch strategies. Linda has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Houston and a Master’s degree in Education from Colorado State University.


Colorado State University, Master of Education, Organizational Performance and Change

University of Houston, Bachelor of Finance

Sarah Maytum

Vice President, Human Resources
23 Years

Sarah Maytum is currently Vice President for Human Resources at Texas Children’s with oversight of Talent Acquisition, Communications, Technology and Employee Relations. Sarah joined Texas Children’s Hospital as a Child Life Specialist in January 1999. She became a formal leader in January 2003 and has assumed progressively greater leadership roles throughout her 23-year career, including serving as Assistant Vice President with responsibility for multiple clinical and clinical support teams just prior to her arrival in HR. Sarah earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the College of the Holy Cross, a Master’s in Educational Administration from the University of Houston and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Texas. In 2014, she was honored as a Mark A. Wallace Catalyst Leader.


College of the Holy Cross, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

University of Texas at Tyler, Master of Business Administration

University of Houston, Master of Education, Administration


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