International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day is an important occasion for us to celebrate the diversity and inclusiveness of our people. It is a checkpoint, a nudge for us to ask ourselves those very important questions, "What does inclusiveness mean for us as an organization? And what does it mean for each and every individual working at Exyte?"
Our leaders reaffirm the focus on embedding inclusiveness in the way our people interact and work together. Our Senior Vice President of Finance for Asia-Pacific region, Tan Siok Peng, shares her perspectives, "We have a mini United Nations here - people from diverse cultures, countries working together. It is this diversity of thoughts and ideas that makes our work environment enjoyable. I encourage all my team members to openly experiment and learn from our successes as well as our failures. Irrespective of who you are and where you come from, the mantra for success stays the same: be laser focused - know when to deep dive and when to let go - and work with clear integrity."
The diversity we have across our organization is core to our talent strategy and priorities. The women employees in particular have proven their mettle across roles, in an industry (construction and engineering) often considered to be more conducive for men. They are known to bring distinct strengths to their teams including business acumen; their ability to build and sustain key relationships; as well as their focus and belief in teams.
Tan Siok Peng sums up her beliefs beautifully, "I have never allowed myself to get constrained by the fact that women across organizations are in a minority at leadership levels. Instead, I strongly believe that regardless of man or woman, one should focus on what the role and job entails. It is important to self-reflect about what needs to be done to get the job done right. There is a reason why males and females are different. Embrace your femininity and leverage your intrinsic strengths. Be proud of the value you add at work - for your teams and at home - for your family. Be true to yourself, and quit worrying about the glass ceiling that may or may not exist. Always be good at what you do and take it upon yourself to encourage people around you. I have been fortunate to reach where I am today, and would like to mentor others."
Sponsoring and supporting our employees at Exyte is a key value that our Leaders share. We believe that diversity of ideas and skills leads to clear business benefits and success. We focus on providing equal opportunities to our people, and enabling them to realize their potential. On International Women’s Day 2019, we pledge our commitment to a more diverse and inclusive workplace for all.
Check out our #IWD2019 testimonials here.