We were just blown away by the amazing response to our Women’s Day-special podcast series, “Alpha Females in Procurement.”
It was so heart-warming to see all the love and support from our listeners. And you know what? We’ve decided to keep the momentum going by continuing the series for the entire month. In part 1 of our “Alpha Females in Procurement – The Lone Road to Leadership” blog, we covered as many as four episodes with our special guests:
- Episode 1 with Susan Spence
- Episode 2 with Vera Rozanova
- Episode 3 with Donna Donato, and
- Episode 4 with our very own Helene Laffitte.
Well folks, we’re back with part 2 of our Alpha Females in Procurement blog and we’ve got a special treat for you today. Our special guest Alejandra Garcia joins us to discuss her experience in the procurement world as a strong, successful woman.
Trust us, you don’t want to miss this episode. Alejandra has some incredible insights and valuable advice to share with us. So, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and let’s dive straight in!
Alpha Females in Procurement – Episode 5 with Alejandra Garcia
“When I engage with my stakeholders, I don’t sell anything, I don’t sell any procurement strategy, I don’t sell any category management. I’m there just to understand. And later come back with a proposal of how procurement can contribute to solve this or that.”
Ladies, we need to talk about a topic that we often shy away from – negotiating for ourselves. We’re all experts at striking deals and making things happen in our procurement roles, but when it comes to advocating for our own career growth and project visibility, we tend to hold back.
Don’t worry, though, you’re not alone. Alejandra Garcia, one of our guest speakers for the Alpha Females in Procurement podcast series, shares some game-changing tips on this very subject in her interview with Helene.
For those of you aiming to climb that corporate ladder, she emphasizes the importance of negotiating for yourself, handling conflicts gracefully, and mastering office politics.
These skills might seem daunting, but they’re crucial for your career development. Trust us, you don’t want to miss out on these insights!
Something New Is Brewing…
There is a compelling need to ensure gender parity when it comes to access and opportunities in procurement. With that in mind, we’re thrilled to announce that we are going to start a new series of conversations with women procurement game changers.
Through these interviews, we hope to share stories of how female professionals have made an impact on the industry and help close the gender gap for our future generations. Keep an eye out for updates about this series — we can’t wait to share them with you!
In the ever-growing field of procurement, more and more women are making their mark by breaking the glass ceiling and redefining the dynamic in their organizations.
Women across industries can resonate with these stories as they make their way into new roles, with bold ambition and unyielding determination. To all the female leaders, aspiring professionals or anyone seeking to use their power for good – you can look to these women as shining examples of tenacity, perseverance, and accomplishment.
We are absolutely thrilled to have had the opportunity to showcase these procurement superstars, and we couldn’t be prouder of the amazing insights and perspectives they brought to the table. Their expertise and experience have truly shone a light on the importance of diversity and leadership in procurement.
But we’re not stopping here! We promise to continue this series in a new and exciting avatar, bringing you even more stories from the brightest minds in the industry. So, stay tuned and get ready to be inspired all over again.