Hall of Fame 2021

Judith McKenna, President & CEO Walmart International

If you could suggest one action that organizations can take to accelerate the representation of women at the top, what would it be?

Make sure people recognize and understand that there is a difference between sponsorship and mentorship. Women are often over mentored and under sponsored. And what I mean by that is mentorship is important because it gives somebody encouragement, but sponsorship is advocating for them in every meeting you’re in, suggesting them for jobs, introducing them to other people, and always having them on your mind as you hear about opportunities around the company. Sponsorship is truly one of the ways that you make a difference.

And companies have to be transparent. As a company, Walmart made a commitment on all of our inclusion and diversity metrics to be transparent, and we publish a report twice a year so that, throughout the organization, everybody can see where we stand. And, actually, that creates the platform for people to then do something about it because they can see where they’re making a difference.

If you could suggest one action that women could take to accelerate their career growth, what would it be?

Use your voice and know that you’re in the room for a reason. Always do your homework so that you’re ready to speak up. And above all, be yourself – that’s the very best person you can be.

Ileana Musa, Managing Director, Co-Head International Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley

If you could suggest one action that organizations can take to accelerate the representation of women at the top, what would it be?

Awareness is not enough to drive the necessary change. Make women of color representation a formal business priority with specific goals that are tied to performance and success.

If you could suggest one action that women could take to accelerate their career growth, what would it be?

To say yes even when you do not have all the answers or feel you are not fully prepared (stretch assignments); to use your influence – we each have the power to lead and to drive positive change irrespective of our roles. Embrace ambiguity – getting comfortable with not being the best at something yet understanding you will become a master over time.

Be a leader in any role and start building those habits while still in school. Step up and raise your hand for assignments, create opportunities that allow you to work with others. Use your influence to drive positive changes (use data, share your story and passion). Build a network of superstars that you can learn from. They will become your mentors and eventually your sponsors.

Georg Schroeckenfuchs, President & Head MEA Cluster Novartis Pharma Services AG

If you could suggest one action that organizations can take to accelerate the representation of women at the top, what would it be?

1) To ensure we are gender neutral in the selection process, which means, to ensure we have an equal number of candidates for the interview, and equal representation of both males and females as part of the interview panelist. We should be fair and give opportunity to both equally.

2) To create more time flexibility in the organization.

If you could suggest one action that women could take to accelerate their career growth, what would it be?

I would say: don’t underestimate your capability in case of an open position. Make sure to raise your hand and go for it. Take risks because you are capable.

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