To kick off our celebration, we’ve asked Dubai-based Louise Bou Rached, Key Account Manager, Middle-East at Milestone Systems, a few questions on her experience achieving success in the corporate world, and what advice she has for women entering the workforce today.
I have had the opportunity of exercising my passion for technology and people across emerging and developed markets in the Middle East and Africa, in which I have now accumulated almost a decade of experience in technology sales.
People that know me well, would describe me as someone who lives for adventure, someone who is genuine and loyal. My business colleagues always say that I am very focused, structured and an achiever, I couldn’t be happier with that mix.
I admire her leadership style. She is honest, agile and empathetic; those are some of the essential qualities to have as a leader. At a relatively young age, she was able to handle multiple crises during her tenure in New Zealand and she’s always pulled through successfully. Not to mention that she was able to be both a prime minister and a mother, which I believe is where she gets her nurturing and supporting traits from. I particularly like her quote: “You can be both empathetic and strong” because I think that is quite understated in society, it’s usually you’re one or the other, can’t be both.
This article was originally published on StartUP Terminal.