Women are now leaving the workforce at four times the rate of men. What needs to be done to alleviate this? Who was your mentor and what are you now doing to send the elevator back down?
During these unusual times, it is more important than ever to make sure that companies do everything possible to make sure that women feel included. It’s a critical element of DE&I efforts. The pandemic has exposed the often unequal burden that women face when trying to balance home, family and careers so managers, mentors and companies have to make sure that they are providing the support that women need.
Sending the elevator back down is important. I have been fortunate enough to have a few mentors, one notable mentor is Carol DiSanto. She has been a great mentor and role model. I will always appreciate the support and council that my mentors gave to me, so I make sure I am supporting other women who are navigating their own career journeys. I give my time to share my experiences with current mentees, and other women who are new to our industry and in need of support.
What is your golden rule at work?
Be empathetic. And treat others as they would want to be treated.
How have you coped with the unique challenges of the past 12 months?
· I have nurtured my closest relationships even more during the past 12 months.
· I have become more physically active.
· I have taken a more deliberate approach to building strong connections with colleagues and employees in the virtual environment.
· I have continued to make beaded bracelets
What are the first things you plan to do when the pandemic ends?
· Visit family that I have not seen in the past year.
· Take a trip on a plane.
· See a concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center
· Go to the movies again
· See a performance at the Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center