Ever wondered how a woman has risen through the ranks to become the global head of HR for a company as prestigious as Nespresso? Well, you're in for a treat as we invite you to join our discussion with none other than Valerie Robert, the global head of HR for Nespresso. Valerie offers a rare glimpse into the strategic world of HR that many of us don't get to see. She shares her journey, from managing people in manufacturing plants to leading a global team of 14,000, and reveals the valuable lessons she learnt along the way. Valerie discusses the importance of being a business person, the power of resilience and support systems, and the need to make conscious choices to maintain work-life integration. Valerie's career journey is a powerful reminder that success is possible with the right mindset and support. Further key points throughout include:
An introduction to Valerie Robert
An insight into the Nespresso culture and identifying organizational behaviours
Overcoming the most difficult times in business and mastering the art of adaption to change
Creating rituals: striking a balance between work and family
The power of authenticity, being courageous and embracing mistakes
Shape your thinking and own your voice
Valerie's advice for women in business
"I always try to step back and say, did anybody die today? No. Okay, so we made a mistake. Fair enough. Have we learned anything? Yes. So let's move on. I don't try to be a perfectionist. That's not the real world." – Valerie Robert.
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