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Amanda Petrusky - Leading Women

We asked our fearless leading women at Bialek what 'words-of-wisdom' they can share as being part of an organization that cultivates female-identifying voices. Read more from our VP Execution Excellence | Director of Design below!

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  1. Describe your leadership style in 3 words. Grounded in Integrity, Listening/Communicative-forward, Encouraging – I strive to allow others to truly see their worth and potential.
  2. How important is it to have a mentor to grow as a leader? Did you have a memorable female mentor when starting out? I am fortunate to have Joan Bialek and a few other strong women as mentors in my life. I have used the acronym “WWJD” (“What would Joan do?”) when faced with difficult decisions or deciding paths forward. Joan’s leadership has been a compass for many of us - she has been an incredible mentor and inspiration.
  3. Name a favorite woman leader in history - why do you admire her? I am inspired by Malala Yousafzai; she is steadfast and courageous in the face of fear. She has an abundance of bravery for such a young age. We’ve come a long way in the USA - it’s heartbreaking to see the lack of rights for women in other countries.
  4. What do you think is the most significant barrier to female leadership? Being held to higher standards than male counterparts.
  5. Any final words of wisdom to all the other amazing women #Pioneers at Bialek/Intellistruct and beyond? Develop the self-awareness that you are always leading, whether intentional or unintentional. As a leader, you can’t turn off the power of your influence.

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