Merchants Bonding Company is featured in DSM magazine’s Women Who Mean Business special section highlighting the work of local inspirational female leaders. Here’s what we had to say about women in business:
Q: How do you define success?
A: Success means our ideas have impact, our work is valued, our voices are heard, our pay is fair, balancing careers with life is possible, and when we lift up others, we find that we are lifted as well. It is fulfillment, having a positive effect on others and creating opportunity for the next generation.
Q: What is the most critical talent you possess in your role?
A: Confidence- a "yes we can" attitude. Avoiding hubris, while building faith in yourself and others goes hand in hand with earning the trust of others.
Q: What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?
A: Culture eats strategy for breakfast! It's a Peter Drucker quote often heard at Merchants. Part of our mission is an engaging culture for all associates; one of cooperation and collaboration.
Q: Why is it important to support women in business?
A: Merchants is a part of the EPIC Corporate Challenge working to advance women at all levels of company leadership. The data proves that having more women leaders means better outcomes for the bottom line, for the company culture and for reaching the highest economic potential.