Female leaders are on the rise. At Philips we strive for equal opportunities for everyone, no matter what background you come from or what gender you have. However, it is still a given that there are less female leaders than male leaders. Why? And what have our successful female leaders done and experienced that they have succeeded to climb the business ladder to great heights? We will be talking to female leaders in the Benelux to get their expert tips on career management and finding the right balance. Sanne van Schoonneveldt, Director of Communications, Innovation and Strategy has some useful insights to share.
Sanne has spearheaded many teams. Her drive and ambition has brought her to different companies but has also helped her in deciding what career path to follow. What she has learned first and foremost is finding a balance. “Balancing my energy at work can be challenging, as my ambition comes with a high feeling of responsibility – and related workload. I try to regularly have a moment to pause, reflect and zoom out. Or just breathe for a minute at the lakeside of the High Tech Campus. Spending time with my husband and friends recharges me and I’m conscious about having quality time with them”, said Sanne.