South Texas debates male and female leadership
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Posted by: Barbara Francella
should "step up, lean in and ask for the opportunity” to lead, Sonja Hubbard,
CEO of E-Z Mart Stores Inc., advised more than 100 NEW members at the NEW South
Texas learning event, Sept. 24, 2014 at Hotel Icon in Houston.
joined Rob Chumley, vice
president of innovation at 7-Eleven Inc.; Don Dyess, vice president of grocery
procurement and general manager/HBC of Grocers Supply and Mayerland Harris,
vice president of human resources for HEB for "The Big Debate: Should Women and
Men Lead Differently?” Helayne Angelus, partner at Kalypso, moderated the
Effective leaders stay true to themselves, Hubbard said. "Figure out what you
stand for and then stand out for that," she advised.
of gender, effective leaders have an eagle eye’s view of the business. "It
is important to understand all parts of the company, not just your own function,"
advance your career, "get caught working," Dyess said. "What might
not look like an opportunity may actually be one."
sending large delegations to the event include Altria, The Coca-Cola Company, HEB, Kalypso and The Kroger
Altria colleagues Melanie Dunn, Yadira
Torres and Stacey Fregoso
connect at the NEW South Texas fall learning event.