CEO of Sylvatex, a climate tech company utilizing sustainable chemistry & materials science to accelerate the shift to the electrification of transportation. As a result of the company’s, there is a massive reduction in the carbon footprint of batteries!
How has the pandemic affected you?
I am a mother of two young children and know that flexibility is necessary for working parents. I adjusted my company policies to allow for more human connection, transparency and flexibility. When the lockdown began, I moved back to my hometown to be closer to the family for support in order to better lead my growing company and retain employees.
How have you contributed to Covid-19 management at the personal, professional, mental, emotional, or physical level?
I used to never really speak about family or motherhood with employees, partners, and investors because I didn’t want people to think it would impact my performance. I realized that we are humans first, and then employees and that empathy are necessary if we want to work as efficiently as possible, retain our teams, and most importantly, reduce burnout.
Virginia’s message for upcoming International Women’s day: I intend to be part of the movement that helps women evolve and shape what the ‘Working Woman 3.0’ will look like by empowering other employers to create workplace change for mothers.
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