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Women’s History Month: Liz Stevens


Liz Stevens

Managing Director, Product Owner - OEMS


The following interview was conducted as part of a series for Women's History Month, featuring various women employees at Enfusion.

Q: What makes Enfusion a great workplace for women?

A: Enfusion has been really great through both of my maternity leaves in allowing me time with the babies as well as the option to phase back into my work if that was right for me. They have also always held a lot of fun women's events to make sure that we have a lot of opportunities to meet the other women.

Q: How can allies better support women in the workplace? What impact do you think allyship can have on women’s advancement?

A: I think that allies can support women in the workplace better by cheering for or recognizing women who act with qualities that can be considered stereotypically feminine, but still get the job done as well as anyone else. For example, women can be seen as the 'caregiver' many times. Recognizing women that you see who can be a boss at their job, and still make it home for quality family time. Drawing that boundary can be very hard, and you can worry about judgment or comparison with peers who don't rush home to family time or events. Having someone recognize that yes, we see you still making things happen during the day, and your work shows you're still a great asset and contributor to the team, can make prioritizing and allocating your time across both your passions much easier.

Q: Who is a female leader you admire? What qualities do they have? that you aspire to possess?

A: One leader that I admire is the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. One of the qualities that I admire in her is her dedication to her family, just as much as her work. When her husband was ill, he may not have graduated law school if it weren't for her assisting with his notes, papers, and coursework. She did this while raising her daughter and attending law school herself. Knowing that you can show up in all aspects of your life, make an impact and being one of the greatest at what you do, while also valuing your family, makes her an idol to me. On top of all of that, she also stood up for what she thought was right, regardless of popular opinion, even when she was in the minority. Strong women inspire strong women, and I don't think there's anything not to admire about RBG's amazing career and the way she paved the path for many of the rights women have now.

Q: What advice do you have for younger women entering the workforce?

A: I would tell young women entering the workforce that even if there are no women at the top, there can be, and you could be her! Don't let the unknown scare you, being uncomfortable makes you grow and you'll figure it out if you're meant to be there.

Q: What are the qualities you feel make an inspiring female leader?

A: I think that an inspiring female leader has unwavering conviction, even when they are in the minority opinion, but also can accept new information or viewpoints and adjust their positions accordingly if warranted. Stick to your ideas when you're passionate about them, but also be able to own if/when you realize another idea may be better. I also think confidence, compassion, candidness and the ability to speak up for others, regardless of their role or position are the icing on top.



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