“My three principles are to be curious, learn fast and work hard.”
|Business Unit:||Adhesive Technologies|
|Job title:||Vice President, Adhesive Technologies Southeast Asia|
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Many things at different stages of my life: teacher, journalist, diplomat, housewife, freelancer, educator etc.
What has motivated you to take on a position of high responsibility within Henkel?
During each phase of my career, I could always think of a senior manager who believed in me and stretched me beyond mý own perceived limits. This gave me a lot of encouragement. Beyond that, I think it is also about me taking charge of my career. I always try to give the best efforts at whatever I do.
What were the milestones in your career and are there people or circumstances that have favored your career?
At each stage of my career, I always had the trust of the management team and I always had visibility. As a result, I was inspired to develop the Women Mentorship Program for Asia Pacific during my tenure in Human Resources, because I believe it is really helpful to have a mentor that can offer advice and share experiences.
What is your advice to women seeking to build careers?
It is like all business planning: you need to have a plan and then build a roadmap to get there. Be confident. Women usually underestimate and undersell their strength. That was one of the reasons why I established the Women Mentorship Program: to be confident, to aspire further and higher. My three principles are to be curious, learn fast and work hard.