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#MakingTime A Day in the Life of a Global Sales Exec Running a Cross-Continental Team As most working parents know well, checking off all the boxes on both your job and familys to-do lists on any given day can feel like a tall order. And if the organization you work for is one that prioritizes red tape and rigid processes over impact, the lack of flexibility can make your days order seem yet taller.Thats why Kari Wehr, a Global Sales Executive with ADP, is grateful to work for a company that understands impact requires innovation and that includes maintaining an innovative approach to the way you structure your day, as well.At ADP, a Best Company for Women as ranked by Fairygodboss users, Wehr says that employees are given the trust and freedom to drive the greatest impact in their personal and professional lives. Recently, she walked us through what a day with that kind of impact looks like at the company, her work home of over 10 years.--3:30 a.m.My 5-year-old son runs no, sprints into our bed. Since we transitioned him from a crib to a bed, he has spent almost every night (coming in around 3:30 a.m.) in our bed. This usually consists of early morning cuddles with mommy, while my poor husband gets kicked and pushed, which usually results in a wall of pillows being built.5:00 a.m.Our alarm goes off, giving me 10 minutes to wake up and prepare for the day. This is that one time of the day where things are quiet and peaceful I take it all in.5:10 a.m.I make my way down to our home gym. My husband is my fitness motivation! Well complete a quick circuit or occasional morning run. We enjoy this time together, as we most likely wont get to see each other until dinner, or some nights even later.6:00 a.m.We enjoy a protein shake in the kitchen while checking the emails that came in overnight I lead a team of 15 reps across 5 time zones, meaning my inbox never sleeps while also reviewing my calendar for the day and preparing for the events this day will bring.6:15 a.m.Alright, time to wake up the house and get everyone ready for their day! This means showers, brushing hair, explaining to your 5 year old why he cant wear shorts in 30-degree weather, and begging your tweenager to decide on an outfit.7:30 a.m.By this time, were all hopefully ready and making our way to the kitchen. Id love to have a family breakfast in the mornings like you see in movies, consisting of homemade pancakes, bacon and fresh squeezed orange juice. However, most mornings we make due with a frozen waffle or a toaster strudel and occasionally get spoiled with an egg breakfast prepared by my husband.7:45 a.m.We live down the street from our daughters school, which means she is one of the last bus stops. Being a sales executive for an Inside Sales team means an 8:30 a.m. start every day in the office. So we drop our daughter off at a before-school program to help us with getting her to school (and us to work) on time. Our ride to daycare/before-school program is one of my favorite parts of the day. Its a time filled with car karaoke, laughing over my 5-year-olds silly questions, and preparing for our day.8:10 a.m.Husband is at work, dog is fed, and kids are dropped off now I start my commute to the office. This is 15 minutes where I can make calls to start my day and connect with my team; more recently, Ive been enjoying listening to podcasts. Whether its a podcast on juggling being a working mom or on being an entrepreneur, this is a great way to get my brain thinking on how to approach my day differently and form different viewpoints. Its been hard finding the time to excel in all areas of life (wife, mother, boss, field hockey coach), and listening to podcasts has been giving me that insight as to just how common this challenge is.8:25 a.m.I pull into my parking garage and sit down at my desk by 8:30(ish). Now the fun begins!8:45 a.m.Every day brings something new and a difference schedule. This is one of the many reasons I love my job.9:00 a.m.On this specific day, my 9 a.m. consisted with a 1:1 with one of my more tenured associates. Topics on the to-do list: discuss an existing stretch assignment she is working on to improve our new hire experience. An associates first day, first week, and first month tells them a lot about this new organization they are working for. Bringing associates into a welcoming, organized environment sets the bar high for their first impressions and their direction moving forward.We wrapped up the 1:1 by discussing a recent promotion this associate received and coaching her on how to approach this new role with new goals.10:00 a.m.Our company made a significant stride over the past few months to take our organization down a new path. The future is bright and exciting, but leading up to that time comes with lots of trainings and meetings. I met with two of my senior associates to debrief on a recent conference/training they attended. Understanding their feedback and next steps allows me to understand how we can communicate this information/direction to the rest of the team, utilizing these two reps knowledge and strengths. Being a good leader is understanding that you cant be in five places at once, and you need to understand the strengths of your associates. Every associate on my team excels in certain areas and has identified strengths specific to them, and I manage toward those strengths. 11:00 a.m.Calendar alarm goes off reminding me to not forget to register my son for basketball. Its a juggling act but were all doing our best!11:10 a.m.Impromptu client meeting prep call to understand my reps approach to the meeting, what shes learned about the clients needs, and how she can plan to solve said problems lastly, wrapping up a review of her presentation slides, and shes ready to go!11:30 a.m.One of the other great factors about ADP is the various different business units and teams you are exposed to and get to partner with on a daily basis. Today, I had a follow-up call with my marketing contact out of the UK. Weve been following up on a new lead program that occurs from events (live conferences, webinars, etc). This conversation consisted of process improvements and alignment.12:00 p.m.Todays lunch was a working, multitasking hour. I ran to a quick deli to grab a sandwich and quickly jumped on an hour-long learning call our organization holds once a month. We go over recognition in the space as well as some best practice shares. The last topic on the call was in regards to driving attendance to a phenomenal, invitation-only event we put on once a year. This years event takes place in Berlin and is a great experience for our clients/prospects to not only learn where ADP can take them, but also learn from other peer executives across their industry. this topic got me thinking (youll learn more about that around 1:41!). During this hour, I also spent some time finally catching up on my inbox which never seems to sleep!1:00 p.m.Spent the next 18 minutes catching up with one of my senior associates, reviewing the challenges she is encountering in her space as well as where she is currently spending time. In this session, we also spent some time reviewing her weekly StandOut Check In. StandOut, huh? Its a phenomenal development program we use to increase communication, manage towards strengths, and improve understanding around focus areas. Every week, my team logs into StandOut and completes a 10-minute weekly Check In. This tells me (1) did they value what they did this week, (2) what their top focus areas are for the week, and (3) which tasks they completed compared to other ongoing tasks. When I first became a leader I thought I needed to fix everyones weaknesses; however, what Ive learned is to stop focusing on the negative and lead with their strengths. How can this associate be successful by leveraging their strength areas rather than trying to improve a weakness? Genius!1:18 p.m.When you are moving a mile a minute, you squeeze in employee 1:1s whenever possible! Had a quick 12-minute 1:1 with an associate that had a boss to-do list a mile long.1:30 p.m.Connected with a former internal partner of mine to discuss his new role and how we can leverage each other to improve our current situations. In any large organization, it can easily feel like you are disconnected from certain areas. Networking, communication, and visibility are vital in overcoming this. This conversation was impromptu and nothing I planned on accomplishing today. It was a pleasant surprise and looking forward to seeing where we can take this!1:41 p.m.Quickly put my head together with a few associates on how to better focus on the event we discussed over lunch. Put a high-level plan in place and attack!2:00 p.m.Quarterly business review (QBR). QBR is a little deceiving since I hold QBRs with my associates twice a year, not quarterly. Living in the inside sales world, you are already so connected with your associates on a daily basis that completing a quarterly review isnt always necessary. Twice a year, each associate has an hour time slot to share with us their business. They review their YTD performance, their strategy plans for the year, innovative ideas theyd like to roll out, and goals (personal and professional). Its a great time to be able to hear from your reps, completely align, and make moves. What makes this different from any other 1:1 we have is I invite their channel partners to attend these sessions to ask questions and provide feedback, but also, most importantly, to learn about a day in the life of their inside sales manager.3:00 p.m.Another hour of QBR amazingness! Its amazing how two people can be handed the same agenda/slide deck and how different their presentations can be both great in their own ways. Hearing what one rep does to hit success, learning what another rep does, and sharing best practices is invaluable.4:00 p.m.Last QBR of the day!5:00 p.m.Here is that time of the day where I look at the clock and wonder where has this day gone. After being away from my Outlook for three hours, I spend a few minutes cleaning up what I can before its time to leave. I talk to some associates I didnt have the chance to spend much time with today and Im on my way out by 5:30!5:30 p.m.Begin my evening commute to daycare/after school care. This will take about 30 minutes, which gets me there just in time to pick up the kids and head to piano practice.6:15 p.m.Drop off my daughter at piano practice and run to Chik-fil-A with my son. My husband recently has gone back to school for his professional engineering degree, so Tuesdays can be a little crazy in our house!7:00 p.m.Home from piano, its now time to tackle homework. While my daughter sits in the kitchen completing homework, my son spends his time playing floor hockey or foosball (his new birthday present). If you dont have a child in elementary school a quick heads up Common Core is very different than how we were taught. Homework can take a while some nights, between the two of us!8:00 p.m.Bedtime routine starts around now. Because of our crazy schedules, we arent a very schedule-oriented family. We are all running in many directions and some nights we need to be flexible with our schedules. Id like to think that bedtime routine starts at 8 p.m. every night, but in reality, it starts anywhere between 8 and 9 p.m. Bath, brush teeth, brush hair, read a book and bed!9:10 p.m.Kids are asleep and its the first time since 5:00 a.m. that I can hear myself think. So, what do I do with this oddly peaceful moment? I boot up the computer and catch up on the unread emails I have to tend to. This is my favorite time to work. Its quiet, so I can truly catch up on my Inbox and my to do list and put a game plan in place for the next day.11:27 p.m.Tomorrows calendar is reviewed and game plan in place check.Outlook emails cleaned up. semi-check. Leading a workforce across five time zones is what I love! This also means that email never sleeps. Someone is always online and working, needing direction, needing an answer, or needing help. That inspires me to look forward to tomorrow!--Fairygodboss is proud to partner with ADP. Find a job there today!
Yelp Awesome Women in Engineering Below is an article originally written by Grace Jiras, University Recruiting Manager at PowerToFly Partner Yelp, and published on February 14, 2018. Go to Yelp's page on PowerToFly to see their open positions and learn more.As a recruiter, I talk to a lot of people about what it's like to work at Yelp. Most often, I find myself answering questions about the work environment and individual growth opportunities. During my four and a half years at Yelp, I would summarize the people here as very sharp and intelligent, while also humble and open minded. This spirit has fostered an environment that encourages individuals to learn by trying things for themselves (new hires get to push code out their first week!) and empowers them to ask questions.This collaborative work culture invites tremendous opportunity and gives employees the power to participate in the projects they are most passionate about, whether it's specifically related to work, technology, community or otherwise. This attitude is core to Yelp's values and allows employees from every walk of life and every skill set find opportunity and growth.In an effort to foster community and build relationships across the organization, Yelp has a number of Employee Resource Groups. One of the groups that I'm actively involved with is Awesome Women in Engineering (AWE). AWE is focused on building a strong community for women in engineering and their allies by facilitating professional career building activities, networking, leadership, and mentorship. Over the years, I've had the privilege of learning more about this groups' experience working in the tech industry as well as their experiences here at Yelp. As I heard more stories, I felt inspired to collect and share them with others outside of Yelp. Thus began the start of our hackathon project: AWE the Book.As with any hackathon, the idea of creating a book was pitched to a group of engineers and those interested joined to help turn this idea into a final product! Our team came together to craft compelling interview questions ranging from childhood aspirations, what they love about Yelp, and helpful advice they wish they had received earlier in their career. We had over 60 women in Engineering and Product volunteer to participate! Along with the interviews we had (very talented) Yelpers take portraits of each individual. After Hackathon we had even more volunteers, men and women, across the entire engineering organization help transpose, type, and edit the interviews. It was so much fun seeing everyone work together to make the book come together. The finished product was incredible to read - over 120 pages of stories, experiences, and advice shared by women professionals in tech.Here are some of my favorites! Pictured above from left to right: Yue Wu, Product Manager; Ya-Lin Huang, Software Engineer; Marianne Gosciniak, Software EngineerHow did you get into tech?I've always been interested in tech, a lot of my favorite products are tech products. I used to be in consulting and data, working on heavy data driven roles. Then I went to business school to try to find a career change outside of consulting. I found a lot of good opportunities in tech. This is an area I'm very passionate about. I had my favorite products as a consumer and Yelp was right on the top. Being able to work on one of my favorite products ever is awesome!Yue Wu, Product ManagerWhat did you want to be when you were a kid?When I was a child, my parents wanted me to become a teacher because they thought it would be a stable job. It's a very regular job from 8-4 and you deal with kids - what possible trouble could kids get into?! At that time, though, I didn't think too much about being a teacher. I played a lot of video games, a lot of Super Mario, so I wanted to be either the character Super Mario, or someone who creates Super Mario.Ya-Lin Huang, Software EngineerWhat is the most exciting thing you have worked on at Yelp?I really loved my internship project. I added addresses and street suggestions to the location suggest service. When I was presenting during the intern project presentations, a lot of people said they were wondering why we never had this. It was really exciting to help make a feature that a lot of people had been wanting and then later got to use.Marianne Gosciniak, Software Engineer Pictured above from left to right: Alex Phillips, Engineering Manager; Jen Wang, Software Engineer; Ellen Heirbaut, Technical RecruiterWhat do you love about Yelp?When I was looking for a job, I was looking for four things that I really valued in a job. One was mentorship - I would love learning from other people's experiences and I find that I can do that a lot at Yelp. There are so many different people with diverse backgrounds and diverse experiences that I feel like I learn something new every day. Two is problem solving - within Yelp and within Yelp Reservations, it's a fun problem - It's relatable. Thirdly, I think the culture we have at Yelp is really extraordinary. The friendliness, the collaborative nature, the kindness, the relatability, and the welcoming feeling. We're always helping each other learn - that's so wonderful to have. The last thing was opportunities to grow and I think that's something that Yelp has been really focusing on lately. Those are the main reasons why I chose to work at Yelp and why I continue to work at Yelp.Alex Phillips, Engineering ManagerHave you ever broken Yelp?Oh, lots of times. I've caused lots of codedeploy rollbacks. I tanked SEO for awhile. I've also recommended changes that ended up breaking Yelp. I won't go into the specifics here, but one of the things I like the most about Yelp is the empathetic environment. It is OK to make mistakes, as long as you take responsibility for them and learn from them and don't keep repeating them. Better yet, teach others how to not make the same mistakes or build tools that safeguard against them. I've broken Yelp many times, but I've learned from all of them and made my peace. None of them give me nightmares now. Well, except, maybe the SEO one.Jen Wang, Software EngineerHow do you balance a personal life and work life?I'm a working mom, so I always feel like I should be doing more. I do a lot of events outside of work, like the Expat Women meet-up. It's a lot of time management and balancing priorities. Some days I will have my son and on those days I have to leave right on time. If I'm not on time, they can kick us out of preschool, which is not an option! I feel like Yelp makes it easier for me. My manager is very understanding when I have to leave early, and other days I work longer. The nice thing is I have a very happy, fulfilling life with many different aspects to it.Ellen Heirbaut, Technical RecruiterMake sure to ask the see the book in person whenever you come by our HQ in SF!For more information about roles at Yelp check out our PowerToFly page. One of the biggest challenges in almost all industries today is achieving gender parity. Gender diversity provides huge benefits in the workplace. pWhile some industries have made significant advancements in gender diversity, some industries lag further behind... and the construction industry is well-known for being in the latter category. If someone says, construction workers, youll likely picture a group of men in yellow hard hats analyzing an architects plans or laying bricks on top of a scaffold. And men at work signs only help to reinforce this image. pThis stereotype is rooted in reality. When was the last time you actually spotted a woman on a construction site? Or hired a female plumber or carpenter? Your answer is most likely never. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statisticsreports that only 3.4% of the total of 8.3 million construction employees are women. pBut the construction industry has a lot more to offer than steel-toed boots and hard hats, and it needs women to help advance the industry in this era of rapid change. Here are 5 reasons why women joining the workforce or looking to make a pivot should consider a career in construction.h21. Fuel Innovation/h2pNot only is diversity the socially and morally right thing to do, but it is also actually an excellent business strategy. pResearch presented in the Harvard Business Reviewshows that diverse teams develop more innovative ideas. This is further supported by a study conducted by Gallupon the performance of gender-diverse teams versus single-gender teams, which found that the difference in backgrounds and perspectives led to better business performance and problem-solving. h22. Capitalize on Demand/h2pThe construction industry is currently experiencing a labor shortage. The industry itself is booming and projected to be one of the fastest-growing industries, with total spending projected to exceed $1.45 trillion in 2023/a. However, most construction companies are unable to meet the rising demand. pAccording to the Associated General Contractors of America/a, more than 80% of contractors are experiencing difficulties filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce.pAnd demand isnt limited to individual contributor roles. Given the industry boom, there are a number of open stable and high-paying roles (any project managers out there?) waiting for the right candidate!h23. Leadership Opportunities/h2pAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics/a, women compose only 7.7% of the total 1 million managerial positions in construction.br/ pBut given the highly collaborative nature of construction work, more women in leadership roles would help drive innovation and enhance productivity.Furthermore, as a woman in construction in a leadership position, youd have the unique opportunity to drive change for the industry and make it a more attractive option for other women.h24. High-Income Potential/h2pSalaries for many skilled positions in construction are on the rise, making a construction career a prime choice for women looking for a high-paying job, pThe 2018 Construction Craft Salary Surveyconducted by the National Center for Construction Education and Research revealed that salaries for many skilled craft areas are increasing. Project managers and project supervisors topped the list at $92,523 and $88,355, respectively. The next set of highest-paying jobs include those of combo welders ($71,067), instrumentation technicians ($70,080), pipe welders ($69,222), power line workers ($68,262) and industrial electricians ($67,269). Of the 32 categories of workers in the survey, 19 positions earned an average salary of $60,000 or higher.h25. Sense of accomplishment/h2p The construction industry can give employees a unique sense of achievement. Yes, the job is stressful and the work can be demanding, but nothing beats the feeling of being able to build something from the ground up. pHow many professionals in other industries can point at a school, a hospital, or a skyscraper and say I helped build that? pThe construction industry has a long way to go in combating gender bias and supporting women in the workforce, but given the current demand for workers, theres no better time to pick up a sledgehammer (figurative or literal) and smash the gender stereotypes plaguing the construction industry.
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