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由  Kimberly Appleton 发布  - 03-31-2020 

我是谁?

我在蓝领家庭长大,没接触过技术性的职业选项,但我确实喜欢数学和解决问题,所以我攻读了工程学位,然后再攻商业硕士学位。老实说,我不知道这会导致如此令人兴奋的28年半导体行业职业生涯。

目前,我是全球销售运营和EMSI(电子合约制造商)销售高级副总裁,向全球销售和营销执行副总裁Paul Rolls汇报。我所领导的全球销售团队的范围很广,包括客户服务、公司定价、销售业务运营和EMSI销售等多个部门。

在个人层面,我热衷于推动能对客户和股东产生积极影响的新创意。我相信爱心预支和帮助下一代女性领袖在企业世界中遨游,因为让我告诉您,当您在会议中屡次成为唯一的女性与会者时,你会感到无比的孤独。您会有这种恐慌的时刻,您会怀疑自己是否代表了整个女性人口,这有时会感到无比沉重的负担。

Kimberly Appleton

是什么促使你每天成功并向更高的目标奋斗?

有人告诉我,我可能会有点竞争意识!我可能是个永远的乐观主义者,因为我不会把某件事情当作是障碍,而我看到的都是机会。我可能是个永远的乐观主义者,因为我不会把某件事情当成障碍,而是把它当成机会。如果您把每个挑战都当作机会,那么你最终会发展出创造性的解决问题的技能,从而加速你个人的学习曲线。我相信这种特质有助于同事和高管们把我看成是个积极主动、足智多谋的人。

是什么启发了安森美半导体的 "女性领导力计划"(WLI)章程?

我和其他几个关键人物在2014年发起了安森美半导体的WLI。关于WLI的重要方向和目的,真正的启示是在看了Susan Colantuono的《Ted Talk缺少33%》之后。她的观察使我能够阐明了许多个人观察到的、导致整个半导体行业高管职位上明显缺乏女性的原因。我们认为 "缺失的33%"这一前提将为安森美半导体的女性领导力计划打下良好的基础。有了Susan Colantuono的洞察力,我们觉得我们有了一个明确的使命和愿景,那就是使人们认识一些可能阻碍女性职业发展的常见观念和误解。我在安森美半导体成立WLI的初衷是希望能启迪更多的女性用商业语言来阐述自己的想法,并精通财务和战略智慧。

究竟什么是WLI?

作为一个由员工领导的亲和网络小组(ANG),或员工资源小组(ERG),领导高层和我确保我们所做的一切都符合WLI的章程,即 "通过商业、战略和财务方面的专业发展,赋能及支持妇女成功"。身为领袖,我们用我们的使命宣言来勾勒出明确、具体的目标,让我们能采取战略行动来实现这些目标,确保员工的事业成功和会员的满意度。

作为一个团体,我们成功的关键是我们具有包容性。我们不仅是对女性的支持,也是所有想扩展商业头脑的人的资源。作为WLI的创始人之一,我认为男性和女性必须相互支持。

Kimberly Appleton 2

目前,我们有19名指导委员会成员和多个小组委员会,这使我们的成员可以利用他们在其他领域的专知,探索新的发展机会,并获得领导能力。这些小组委员会包括战略营销、教育内容和活动提案与策划等。

我们每月举行一次指导委员会会议,每季度举行一次活动。在过去,我们与RISE(安富利相当于WLI)共同举办了 "职场女性 "活动,探讨女性领导的现状数据,并与两家公司的代表进行了小组讨论。此外,WLI还赞助了 "季度业绩报告后简报会",深入了解公司的季度业绩。我们的活动的出席率和兴趣都有显著增长,最近一次的简报会有超过600人参加!

随着下一代领导人加入劳动力,您对他们有什么期望?

我希望他们的路能走得更轻松。下一代人已经有了10倍于我在他们这个年龄段的自信,这就等于成功了一半。我希望他们能利用这种自信,沉浸在自己选择的行业中,培养自己的商业、战略和财务头脑。有了这样的组合,几乎没有什么可以阻挡他们的脚步。

您有什么资源推荐?

外面有数以百万计的优秀资源,但个人认为,我们身边有很多非常有才华的人,我更愿意从简单的观察他人中提取价值。我强烈建议你倾听和观察有效的领袖为取得成果而使用的各种风格和语言。然后立论效仿这些行为。

关键要点:

  • #1:永远不要破坏情景式学习,关注成功的人,并向他们学习。挖掘你身边的资源(人)。
  • #2:始终寻找机会,并有意识地展示自己的商业、战略和财务头脑,尤其是在与高管们交流时。
  • #3:利用与高层领导的每一次互动来展示你的业务/财务或战略知识。与其问及他们的周末,不如问一些与业务相关的事情,或者问一些能表现出你的商业好奇心的事情!

要有勇气!

我鼓励其他人要有勇气,掌握自己的事业。不要让您的第一个问题是关于工作与生活的平衡,而是问您如何可影响企业。学习如何阅读财务报表,了解您的努力如何影响财务报表。当您在评估备选方案时,要设身处地地为董事会着想。请在下面发表您的想法,并分享您的公司为支持女性领导力所做的工作。

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