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Toronto, Oct 19 (Canadian-Media): Mary Ann Yule, President & CEO of HP Canada, had given some important messages to the global community specially to the new immigrants and the second generations of Canadians during a recent launch event of a TV series in Mississauga, Ontario. In a chat with Canada’s Asha Bajaj, Mary Ann Yule said her message to the global community was to teach new immigrants and children from different diverse communities to adapt to Canada’s one of the most diverse cultures.
The one hour episode of the most distinguished and talented leaders who were present, will be broadcast at Primetime on Sundays at 6 PM with repeat broadcast on Primetime Saturdays at 6 PM on ATN-SONY beginning November 2018.
Mary Ann Yule
Excerpts of the interview session is a follows:
Q1. What are the leadership traits that you would like to pass along to others?
Courage. Courage is a skill that many successful leaders share and one I would encourage aspiring leaders to hone. Having the courage to not only believe in yourself and your own success, but as you gain influence, courage can help a leader use their platform to make real change around key issues like diversity and inclusion. Find your passion and have the courage to make an impact with it.
Q2. How does Stories of Success relate to the diversity of Canada?
Stories of Success reflects the great diversity of Canadian people and is a platform to showcase underrepresented voices that serve as inspiration for the next generation of leaders. HP Canada is proud to be a presenting sponsor for the show, Stories of Success, which features the personal and professional journeys of those who have made Canada their home but still carry the torch of other cultures from around the world.
Embracing diversity and inclusion is a business imperative for HP. We operate on the principle that diversity creates meaningful innovation and improves our company, our products and services. From HP’s earliest days, the company recognized that the more points of view it can draw on, the better its products and company as a whole will be. A great example of this in action is our Board of Directors. HP has the most diverse Board of Directors of any technology company in the US (50% total minorities, 40% women, 30% underrepresented minorities). In Canada, we are proud to share that more than 60% of the senior leadership team is female.
Q3. What is your message for the younger generation of new immigrants?
My advice is to embrace the unique perspective your heritage affords you and work hard to be successful in whatever you set out to do. When it’s your time to shine don’t forget to pay it forward.
Q4. Besides your parents can you tell us about some other leaders who have inspired you in the past?
In the early days of my career, I took a lot of inspiration from my first mentor, Henry. For women in business, the notion exists that we must be mentored by other women, yet, my experience has proven that anyone can be a role model. Henry shared a wealth of knowledge with me that has helped to shape the leader I am today.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)