Women of influence: Interview with Deirdre Stanley and Susan Taylor Martin
Two of our own were featured in the latest copy of Women of Influence magazine. Deirdre Stanley, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, and Susan Taylor Martin, President of our Reuters Media business, were interviewed about their thoughts on leadership, diversity and success.
Susan spoke candidly about her journey from banker to President of Reuters Media. She said of her experience as a woman in a senior executive role:
“We are living and operating in a very complicated, dynamic, fast moving world. Regardless of industry, the only way that you can deal with these competitive conditions is to have as diverse a team as possible.”
Deirdre said: “It matters that we are at the table and that we are not alone at the table. I have experienced the difference. The comfort and willingness to speak up and feel supported is very different when you’re one of three women versus the only woman in the room. When there is more than one woman at the Senior Executive or Board table it changes the conversation and enables the discussion in a new way.”
For further insights and to learn more about the career paths of our leaders for inspiration, read the full interview.