My leadership style… involves bringing up hard truths to motivate my team members for personal growth. I am also a big supporter of empowering my female team leaders to make decisions and allowing them room to make mistakes to support their growth while cultivating their confidence and leadership skills.
My most memorable career challenges and triumphs include… working towards incorporating Sustainable Development Goal 8; to create an inclusive workplace. In the Singapore office, we have cultivated a culture where the company and leadership support female representation, especially in the Singapore management team which has a high ratio of female representation.
In the past, I’ve faced situations where I realized that once you stop believing in yourself and have other people define what you can and cannot do, it becomes a challenge to truly achieve your goals. It has been important to remember to try and fail rather than not try at all.
The most notable changes I’ve noticed in my industry since joining… is seeing flexible work cultures flourish since the pandemic happened. The ability to work from home and to start work in staggered hours helps to enable better work-life management.
I have championed for even more flexibility for our female colleagues who need to balance work and family using a trust-based system – they are free to take time off to sort out their personal affairs as long as their professional life and work are not affected.
(Related: The Change Catalyst)