• 十一月 1, 2017
HCMx Radio 70: What Makes a Great Woman Leader

Guest: Sandi Lin, CEO and Co-Founder, Skilljar

Host: 雷切尔·库克, 首席运营官, 布兰登·霍尔集团

在这一集HCMx电台, we interview Sandi Lin, the CEO and Co-Founder of Skilljar. It is a customer training and certification platform used by companies like Zendesk, 思科, and Spotify to accelerate product adoption, deepen customer engagement, and increase retention. Before Skilljar, she was a senior manager at Amazon.com.

Sandi offers excellent advice on what makes a great leader regardless of your gender. She attributes some of her leadership styles to a male boss early in her career who was very supportive and encouraging. His framework has stuck with her, and some of the components include:

 

  • Authentic – be true to your style.
  • Protectionshield the team from noise to keep them focused.
  • Direction – what is the North Star – the audacious goal.
  • Order – what are the priorities that will get you to the North Star.

During our discussion, Sandi shared critical factors that she sees in the workplace that continue to hold women back from advancing. 它们包括:

  • Lack of confidence. Shari often has to convince highly qualified women that they can do the job. 只 1% of women candidates show their confidence.
  • Reluctance of women to market themselves. It’s okay for women to be ambitious, but women spend a lot of their lives downplaying their strengths and intellect because they want to be liked and accepted.
  • Difficulty in finding sponsors/mentors. It is important for all employees to have the support of both men and women in the workplace. Women need sponsors to speak up and advocate for them. There are not a lot of women leaders at the top, so it can be more difficult for women to find those sponsors.

Sandi offers great advice to new generations coming into the workplace: “Find a place you can work for people you admire – with integrity – don’t worry about the title or industry. If your career is like mine, it may take you into many different directions, so make sure you choose wisely the people you work with and surround yourself with.”

To listen to the Sandi Lin interview, you can download or stream the podcast anytime at the HCMx电台网站.

-雷切尔·库克, 首席运营官, 布兰登·霍尔集团
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Rachel Cooke

首席运营官 Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, 研究活动和项目管理. 在加入布兰登·霍尔集团, 雷切尔是AC增长的首席运营官联合创始人. 瑞秋有超过 15 多年的销售经验, 市场营销, 业务发展, 与销售绩效管理. 此前AC增长, 她担任过多个高级管理职务,是对领导团队Be​​rsin & 联营, 在电子学习,现在业界领先的人力资源和人才研究公司的先驱分析公司. 在她的高级总监的角色, 雷切尔制定的战略,并导致解决方案提供商垂直的商业运行, 并成长垂直成公司最大的细分市场. 在她担任销售总监的角色, 瑞秋开发和率领的高级客户经理,专注于收购全球战略帐户. 雷切尔是全权负责制定重要的业务关系,与超过90的公司包括行业图标, 例如: 阿迪达斯, 惠普, 丰田, 神谕, 星巴克, 安富利, 波音公司, Kaiser Permanente的, 西夫韦公司, 富国银行, 普华永道, 高乐氏和Affiliated计算机服务. 雷切尔开始在银行业她的职业生涯, 媒体和酒店业. 这些行业, 瑞秋举行的几个关键高级管理和执行销售职位. 蕾切尔收到社会科学跨学科研究的学士学位从佛罗里达大西洋大学的荣誉. 瑞秋继续她的研究生教育由美国管理协会在完成了一系列的高管教育课程.

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