NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE:
According to Teri List-Stoll, Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Procter & Gamble, the secret to her success can be summed up in one sentence, “Laugh, believe, trust yourself, and take chances.” It’s that positive attitude that makes her a role model for so many business women.
Carmen Harbour of Little Pink Book interviewed Teri recently to learn more about how she defines success, how she finds balance, her goals, and her legacy. She also addressed the gender gap at the executive level. While approximately one-third of Procter and Gamble executives are women, that’s not the case in most corporations. Teri shares her thoughts on the obstacles that women face in Corporate America:
“Women need flexibility in the workplace because of personal choices they may make throughout their career. By offering options that allow women to feel they’re more in control, companies can promote a culture that sets women up for success. At P&G, we found that offering alternatives in terms of how and where women work, like less than full-time schedules, allowed women to find balance and feel they could accomplish more. Women need flexibility and confidence to take risks to gain the experience necessary to be successful at the executive level.”
Get the details: Top Woman Profile – Teri List-Stoll, SVP & Treasurer, Procter & Gamble via www.littlepinkbook.com
Mary Kaplan says
It’s nice to see a huge company like Procter and Gamble has responded to women’s needs in the workplace. More flexibility is key since women play many roles within their lives. We own a small company and one of the key selling points for some of our more important positions is the flexibility that is available. Knowing that time off for dealing with personal issues is not a problem, has made it easier for us to attract excellent women to our positions.