Leisa: Hello, I’m Leisa Holland-Nelson and welcome to another edition of Women Mean Business where we’re going to take you up close and personal with extraordinary women doing extraordinary things. My guest today is Jane Gasdaska, the General Manager for U.S. Product Supply and Distribution for Phillip 66. Jane, welcome.
Jane: Hi Leisa, thanks.
Leisa: I’m so glad you’re here today.
Jane: Me too.
Leisa: My question for you is imagine we have a young, aspiring business woman, someone from the next generation, what advice would you give her to achieve the success that you’ve achieved?
Jane: I would probably encourage her to be really aware of her surroundings, encourage her to take charge of her own career; understand what it takes to be successful in the environment that she’s in. I am a big believer in creating data points for yourself, understanding how people make decisions or what their perception is of you, so I frequently encourage folks to do 360 degree feedback so they can understand if the way that they see themselves is any different from the way that other people see themselves. And it really highlights where there may be a gap in the perception versus reality. And so I would encourage folks to be able to go after that and to really understand what they need to do to create the data points about themselves that they feel is what they want to be judged on when they’re getting evaluated on for new roles and positions.
Leisa: Thank you, that’s great. There you have it, great advice from an extraoridinary woman. I’m Leisa Holland-Nelson, President and Co-founder of ContentActive, Houston’s leading web and mobile technology company. You can find me at ContentActive.com or follow me on Twitter @LHNelson. We’ll be back again next week with another edition of Women Mean Business.
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