I work in Human Resources and even though it is an unorthodox answer, I got into HR because work shouldn't suck. It shouldn't be dreaded and terrible. Why can't it be rewarding, fun, and lasting? Well, when I joined Evonik over 10 years ago, I found a company that aligned with what I was looking for and allows me to be the kind of employee and HR professional that I want and need to be. From a "Crazy 5 minute" meeting, where no idea is crazy and nothing is off the table, to game night with colleagues from all over the globe, I love what I do and more importantly, who I work with.
Happy International Women's Day! I pledge to challenge gender stereotypes and bias. Over the years I have found that this does not require an emotional confrontation, but just a simple, "Tell me more about that." Let's learn and grow together.