International Women’s Day, a global holiday to commemorate the cultural, political and socioeconomic achievements of women, is on March 8 in 2022.
As such, Carina Kuo, the vice president of operations at SportsArt, reached out to share three tips for female leaders in honor of International Women’s Day:
1. Be fearless and embrace the unexpected.
“There’s no doubt about it: Uncertainty can be uncomfortable. However, there will always be hurdles to face and challenges to overcome, so you have to face them head-on. While it would have been convenient to jump into the family business, I wanted to explore and discover my passions as well as what it takes to run a business. You have to be willing to try no matter the outcome; that’s the only way you can get better.”
2. Transparency leads to trust.
“Because we’re transparent with our employees and our clients, we’re able to foster stronger relationships with them, strengthening our collective SportsArt community and building confidence not only in our leadership but also in our products.”
3. Failure is just part of the job.
“You’re going to fail at some point, and that’s OK. What matters is how you react and what you take away from those moments that matter. Failure can seem like a point of no return, but as a leader, you can’t afford to get lost in uncertain and challenging times and let it drag you down. I’m grateful for the times I’ve failed; that’s where I’ve found my confidence. “
Kuo joined SportsArt in 2014, serving as general manager from 2015 to 2018. During this time, she improved communication across the company’s global branches and reduced operating costs by 20%. Championing staff growth and celebrating individual contributions, Kuo is now the CEO and COO of SportsArt America. She has cultivated a collaborative team environment among employees at all levels. It’s a family-like culture in which Baby Boomers and Millennials work together seamlessly.