As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we are thrilled to reflect on the fact that we have women in leadership positions throughout our entire organization. The professional culture of MAC is one that values the input and impact of both men and women.
In a recent conversation with CEO, Angela Head, we asked her questions about being a woman in leadership. Here is what she had to say about the challenges and opportunities available to women today.
What do you see as the biggest challenge for women leaders?
The biggest challenge for women leaders today is bringing to life those skills that are inherent to us to the board room. Women are often afraid of showing emotion or speaking from a place of kindness and empathy because it may come across as a weakness. I firmly believe these aptitudes are the cornerstone of a culture that develops and promotes innovation, accountability, execution, and most of all, a sense of belonging.
What advice would you give to women who want to be leaders?
My advice to women who want to be leaders is to focus on building an incredible network of other leaders. This resource is vital as you navigate your career and obstacles. Having someone to listen and offer honest feedback is critical to growth and accountability. Try to intentionally find those leaders who have a much different approach and skills so your breadth of experiences is diverse and balanced.