Hear from the Women of Blip on their careers and advice for future women in business.
March is Women’s History Month! To honor the women that have helped shape today’s world, we wanted to showcase some of the incredible women at Blip that continue to make a difference in our company.
We asked each of the women at Blip to answer a few questions about their experience as a woman in business. Let’s hear what they had to say!
What Advice Would you Give to the Next Generation of Female Leaders?
“Career matters more than work. Life matters more than a career. Thus, it’s important to find a balance between career and personal life.” – Maggie Cong, Technical Product Manager
“For any leader – My dad told me when I was young that his favorite employees were those who brought solutions to him as the boss, rather than problems. I’ve tried to keep that in mind as I have worked in many various aspects of business – always coming with solutions or proposals to the table, rather than a problem for someone else to solve. Even if I didn’t feel totally qualified, there’s always something to offer.” – Cassidy Judd, Director of Transformation
How Does Blip Empower You as a Woman in Business?
“Every which way. I feel respected. I am heard. My contributions are welcome and valued. I have an outstanding department head and female business leader. I learn from her skills, communication, effectiveness and results. Additionally, Blip provides team building, training tools, and helpful feedback. Above all, I am motivated, encouraged and inspired by my co-workers and company leaders on a daily basis!” – Eva Magdalenski, Communications Manager
“Blip really empowers me as a woman in business. Upon entering the organization, I was hired as a Sr. Manager and was promoted to Director within a few months. I’m constantly feeling empowered to make the decisions that are best for my team and our business and feel the trust the organization has in me as a leader.” – Stacey Gustafson, Director of Marketing
“Blip empowers employees, in general, to take on challenges they are interested in. If you find something impactful you want to dig into and own, you will be able to do just that. Doesn’t matter seniority, experience, gender, etc. Blip realizes everyone can have great contributions and doesn’t limit them or hold them back. Rather, gives guidance, suggestions, and excitement to continue on.” – Cassidy Judd, Director of Transformation
How Can Women Support Other Women in Their Organizations?
“One of the biggest ways we can support other women in our organizations is being a friend first, and a colleague second. As we learn more about one another, we can work to build both personal and professional relationships with each other. This, in turn, leads to better trust, collaboration, and communication with each other.” – Colette Prusse, Content Manager
“Women can support other women in their organization by becoming a genuine mentor. Successful women will naturally celebrate others’ accomplishments, help build professional networks, and provide meaningful feedback that will help those around them to learn and grow. We should all feel inspired by women who have succeeded ahead of us, and we should be encouraging those who can learn from our own successes.” – Aspen Egan, People Operations Manager
What’s the Biggest Factor that has Helped You Be Successful?
“Never settle, stay humbled, and invite adversity/failure. These failures and lessons can teach you so much and it is because I’ve failed greatly, that I have also been able to achieve greatness. I fail better each day and own my story. Failure is a part of what makes us human, teaches us resilience, and shows us what we truly are capable of. ‘You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, and how you can still come out of it.’ -Maya Angelou.” – Rachel Breton, Adkom Sales Manager
“I’d say the biggest factor that has helped me be successful is persistence. I’m not one to give up easily, and I’m always looking to network/learn from others if there’s something I’m truly passionate about!” – Mandy Young, Account Executive
“There are two things that I would say have contributed to my success:
- Being vulnerable – I’m a big fan of Brene Brown and her philosophy of vulnerability and the courage it takes to put yourself out there. It’s hard! But I’ve found being vulnerable has gotten me to where I am today – Vulnerable to express my ideas – Vulnerable to discuss hard topics like pay raises – Vulnerable to question the status quo. All of these had the potential to not go as I had hoped, and sometimes, they did just that. And that’s ok, because that’s how we continue to learn and grow.
- Having a good support system – This one is so important! Your support system could be your friends, your family, people within your work setting, etc. But having someone to celebrate your wins and walk with you through your failures and provide an outside perspective is always helpful and keeps you going!”– Stacey Gustafson, Director of Marketing