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Women in the Workplace: Building the Business Case

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Season 2 | Episode 5:

Women in the Workplace: Building the Business Case

The importance of women in the workplace has been a prevalent conversation for decades — and our female workforce is crucial when it comes to a business's success and sustainability. Yet, some organizations still fail to create an environment that empowers and leverages their women. Whether it’s an unconscious bias or a glass ceiling, women are faced with challenges when it comes to gender discrimination, pay disparity, representation, leadership status, recognition, and inclusion. 

That’s why we hosted Teri Hassell, Region VP of HR at Sysco. Together, we discussed how organizations can increase performance and business sustainability by empowering their female workforce.

Together, we explored:

  • The impact of the pandemic on women
  • Challenges facing women in the workplace
  • Creating an inclusive workplace
  • Career development opportunities for female leaders

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Meet this episode's expert guest: Teri Hassell

Teri Hassell, Region VP of HR

As a collaborative Human Resources Executive, Teri contributes as a critical member of the leadership team to develop and execute short-term and long-range plans, strategic planning, and growth objectives—leveraging a customer service delivery model that aligns and fulfills strategic HR and organizational objectives.

Teri maintains an in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to the day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.

Her leadership style is centered on a people-first philosophy, projecting professionalism and socio-economic and cultural sensitivity—thoughtful, approachable, and able to navigate tricky situations through a combination of experience and a strong internal compass. Teri has a demonstrated ability to achieve buy-in and trust from employees and colleagues.

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