To celebrate our fourth year of recognition as a Best Workplace for Women, we gathered perspectives from female team members across Slalom.
There are thousands of amazing women at Slalom, and we shared many more great quotes on social media. We hope this sampling of insights on work, life, leadership, and transformation gives you a taste of the authentic sharing that make Slalom such an exceptional place to work, with so much to offer to our clients.
Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. Look at the great leaders you admire and notice how often they are asking for help or sharing areas where they are not so experienced.
“While discrimination and inequality are largely still issues, I remain optimistic as I see the voices of women, BIPOC, the LGBTQIA+ community and other underrepresented groups being lifted and listened to. I'm excited for a future of reform, that holds organizations and systems accountable to make them more inclusive and equal for all. Knowing that Slalom is safe place for me to express my passions and ideas, I feel comfortable being my authentic self and creating a space for others to do the same.”
Talent Acquisition Analyst, Slalom
As an older millennial, I’m energized by the enthusiasm and passion that younger millennials and Gen Z are bringing to the table. Both inside and outside of Slalom it’s clear that authenticity, equality, and a better future are important to them. I’m excited to see where that takes us.
“When you think about your best friend, the best team you’ve ever worked on, your favorite boss, and you describe why those people and those experiences were so great—it’s usually because you were dedicated to a higher purpose together. It’s rarely because the person leading them was sure that they were the best in the world. If we want to produce the best teams and the best outcomes, there’s a certain amount of our own personal pride that we have to give up in service of the best solution for everyone.”
General Manager, Slalom Phoenix
It is okay when life doesn’t go as planned. Every setback or failure can be an opportunity with the right attitude and outlook . . . and sometimes great things can come from the unexpected!
“When you're exposed to the level of diversity that I've been exposed to throughout my growing years—a diversity of language, race, culture, religion—you don't think about accepting difference. Differences are just a part of who we are, they are to be celebrated and enjoyed, rather than accepted. That is how I grew up and that is how I try to live.”
Chief Marketing Officer, Slalom
“There’s an African proverb: 'Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.' This proverb reminds me of when firms make good faith efforts to diversify their workforce representation and yet do not equally consider the workplace that the talent is being brought in to. The diverse talent hears about an organization’s welcoming workplace or rich heritage, but their lived experience is much different.”
Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, Slalom
If I could go back in time and tell myself something, I’d say: Don’t be afraid to speak up, because you know what you’re doing.