Welcome back, everyone! If you haven’t already been following along, Funding Societies is back with another instalment of #MakingHERStory, a leadership initiative to showcase inspiring women leaders in our organisation. In this episode, we sat down with Renee Pak, Head of Sales from our Singapore team. Read on to learn more about how she thrives as a leader in a typically male dominant function.
Influence and inspiration
Tell us about a leadership lesson that you’ve learnt that’s unique to being a female leader?
Be BOLD and be BRAVE! Be open to constructive criticism to learn and grow. The road to the top is never simple, so I’ve learned to be resilient and never give up. There’s no model answer to getting things right, but I’ll lose 100% of the race if I don’t participate!
Have you drawn professional inspiration from other women? Tell us about someone who has inspired you
Jacinda Ardern, the Prime minister of New Zealand. Being the youngest female head of government at 37, she comes across as an open communicator in times of crisis and understands the power of empathy.
What energizes you about work? The chance to make an impact and help folks to succeed!
I like empowering folks, such as encouraging a coworker to have a change in mindset, and removing impediments for the team to achieve their goals! I am really excited to be part of everything good and challenging!
What advice would you give to the next generation of female leaders?
Don’t compare yourself to others, build relationships, grow your knowledge, experiences, and practice empathy.
How has FSMK empowered you to #breakthebias and be the leader you are today?
Being in a male-dominated organization, my views are heard and respected. I could say that at FSMK there is gender equality, and no stereotyping or discrimination.
How should women support other women in their organizations?
We should encourage all women to always stand up for themselves and speak up. Embrace all challenges and be VOCAL!
Well, there you have it. Always be brave in the workplace and do not be afraid to use your voice, for it should be heard. Good luck in your journey to being an amazing leader in the workplace, and we wish you the best!