The duo worked to expand WWE from a small regional operation to a publicly traded global enterprise with more than 800 employees. Until 2009, McMahon served as CEO. In 2014, she co-founded an event-based mentoring business, Women's Leadership LIVE, which aims to support and educate women entrepreneurs.
This week, McMahon was tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the federal agency in charge of representing America's small businesses, the Small Business Administration.
As she went from sharing a desk to a potential Cabinet position, McMahon learned how to be a leader. Here are the traits she's identified as crucial for anyone who wants to do the same.