Diversity Woman Magazine

SPR 2018

Leadership and Executive Development for women of all races, cultures and backgrounds

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d i v e r s i t y w o m a n . c o m S p r i n g 2 0 1 8 D I V E R S I T Y W O M A N 25 By Er in Chan Ding A dozen years into her ca- reer with a multinational cor- poration, Marianne Markow- itz grew restless. She had the finan- cial skill set to do well at her job, and she had grown comfortable in her role as a senior risk analyst in treasury for Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, but she had trouble see- ing herself outside the career box she had so far experienced, and that bothered her. "In developing myself," she says, "I felt a little stuck." ISTOCKPHOTOS A successful career requires that we continually take advantage of learning opportunities, within our organizations, within our fields— and within ourselves So she asked herself what she wanted and where she wanted to go in her career. She decided she wanted to be a better manager. en she asked herself, "What skills do I have to get there? What skills do I need to get there?" As a result, she began working toward an MBA degree. e new degree paid off. She was recruited by Express Scripts and given the opportunity for an increased managerial role, and she took it. en, after a move to Europe due to her hus- band's job, she took a position with Syn- genta, an agrichemical company based in Swit- zerland, which gave her the opportunity to manage 20 consul- tants. "I had very deep technical skills, so I was given larger positions," Markowitz says, "and along with that came staff re- sponsibility, and I developed my manage- ment responsibility along the way." We Mean Business > Take the Lead The Continuing Education of You

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