A top female exec in the energy industry shares her initial doubts about a career in the field, explains why she’s so glad she took the leap and urges others to do the same.
by AnnetteClayton, CEO and President, North America Operations; CSCO, Schneider Electric
Growing up on a small farm, there was an “all hands on deck” mentality, where we did everything ourselves. I inherited an engineering mindset by watching things being pulled apart, repaired and reassembled. The more I investigated their inner workings, the more I became hooked. Working through college and grad school, I earned engineering degrees before deciding where to take my career.
By Courtney Murphy, Director, Strategic Partnerships, CECP
Over the course of the past year, CECP has, with support of the Walmart Foundation, led an inquiry into the role and current practice of companies integrating Diversity and Inclusion into their Corporate Social Engagement efforts. This effort has been propelled by a questioning of the role of companies in the midst of rising inequality, racial tensions, and social movements such as #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter, among others.
“I believe confidence is a journey," says Tricia Stitzel, Tupperware Brands' first female CEO. "The first step is to move outside of your comfort zone. You get stuck when you stay there, even though it’s easy to stay there. But you can’t grow if you’re standing still. If you’re willing to take that first step, incredible things will happen for you.”
At a recent Cultivating Confidence Conversation in Detroit, Executive Chairman Rick Goings shared that inclusivity is essential for your business and society. Tupperware Brands is a leading voice within the community promoting the acceleration and confidence of women. However, according to Goings, “There is still more we could do to recruit and activate a more diverse corporate workforce.” Inclusion within the workplace increases success and makes the vision a reality.
Every day, BNY Mellon contributes to the safe and consistent functioning of global financial systems, supporting stability in a constantly changing world. The company’s approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) plays a role in driving meaningful change for financial markets, the world and its citizens.