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. First up, Sylvie Vermeend, Director Digital Marketing and Ecommerce for Personal Health in the Benelux.
Looking at Sylvie’s resume you cannot be anything other than impressed. Having worked at different companies, studied for years on end, while building an impressive, diverse career in digital. This is a fierce leader. Her trick? It’s quite simple. “My current job does not feel like a job, most of the time. I love the dynamic environment of digital and the challenges I face. There is never a dull moment in this ‘world’, said Sylvie. “Besides, I am lucky that I can combine my passion for digital with managing a young and talented team. The team keeps challenging me to change my management style and our way of working. It keeps me on edge and ensures that not a day is the same. I have found that I need this dynamic to remain happy in a job.”