Dig Your Heels In: A Working Woman’s Series with Jackie Pasierbowicz

“Female” and “building” are two phrases that aren’t sometimes paired. But Jackie Pasierbowicz, VP of Global Sales and Marketing at TAS Energy, helps change this. Pasierbowicz mentioned the present gender dynamic within the business and promote feminine involvement with Host Gabrielle Bejarano.

Pasierbowicz began within the software program business and moved to TAS for a greater work-life steadiness, the place she started in advertising and shifted to gross sales. TAS reduces onsite building danger by setting up offsite and delivery to the principle website. Pasierbowicz mentioned, “I’ve actually realized and been in a position to undertake a few of the day-to-day engagements to study extra in regards to the engineering facet of issues whereas I don’t essentially have to be an skilled to do what I do on a day-to-day foundation.”

The Bureau of Labor Statistics cites that slightly below 89 p.c of staff within the building business are male. Of the ten p.c of females within the business, solely 14 p.c attain a VP or “C” stage place. Pasierbowicz defined that is partly as a result of females are uneducated on roles they will play on this business. Those who enter it typically do due to members of the family who switch their curiosity. However, there may be ample alternative for girls to enter and develop within the business. “There’s an enormous quantity of alternatives on the market for girls within the business and most of the time, I discover that almost all males need to domesticate these girls and actually assist them develop inside their function,” Pasierbowicz acknowledged.

Pasierbowicz urged feminine VPs and CEOs ought to mentor and nurture new girls within the business and cross-train them in different facets of the enterprise, so their progress potential is larger. This also can help in forming a extra cohesive staff. Pasierbowicz defined, “Sometimes, you need to stroll a superb line to make folks really feel valued and that they belief you. If you could have a staff that trusts you, that is aware of that you just worth them, then as a frontrunner, they are going to at all times not solely do what’s proper for the corporate however what’s proper for the staff and what’s proper for themselves.”

As for recommendation Pasierbowicz has for females who’re new to the business, she mentioned, “No matter the place you come into the business, what information base you could have, there’s at all times room for progress and it’s okay for us to problem ourselves to study extra.”

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