To celebrate International Women's Day, we spoke to females from across the Xcede Group teams. We discussed their careers, challenges they have overcome to get to where they are today, and how they are working to #EmbraceEquality.
Here is our interview with Tessa Soh.
What is your previous experience / has your career path looked like?
I went straight into renewable energy recruitment right after school and have been in this line for the past 4 years. As a woman in the workforce, I’ve been given the opportunity to develop myself and learn from the people around me.
Name a woman that has inspired you?
My mum has always been and will continue to be the woman who inspires me most. She works hard and loves tenderly, made numerous sacrifices to nurture and bring my siblings and I up.
What challenges have you faced along the way and what did you do to overcome them?
As with almost everyone else, I’ve gone through countless hurdles throughout my career in recruitment. Being the youngest by age and a woman in the team has sometimes made it trickier to earn the trust and respect of my fellow colleagues/peers older than me. However, I’ve learned that the work I put in and the results that come forth as well as my attitude to the people around me is what ultimately helps me gain the respect of others.
What is the best piece of advice you would give to a younger you?
Respect yourself and not just those that surround you.
How will you #EmbraceEquity for women’s equality today and beyond?
Speak up. Speak up against discrimination, harassment, and inequality that women face. Call out gender bias and hold people accountable for their actions.