在一个难得蓝天白云的下午，谷歌迎接了Ladies Who Tech和盟友们对于他们上海办公室的首次到访。非常幸运的是，谷歌大中华区总裁石博盟先生也特意为了此次的活动，抽出时间来特地欢迎大家并开启了关于“情商如何帮助科技事业”的探讨。
On a sunny and beautiful day, Google welcome Ladies Who Tech & allies to their Shanghai office. We are very lucky to have Scott Beaumont, Presidenet of Google Greater China welcome everyone and open the conversation on "How EQ Rocks One's Career in Tech".
Internal relations and communication within a company is key to its overall success, each company possesses different relational norms. Giant tech companies like Google not only cares about tech skills, diversity and inclusion but also pays careful attention to EQ in one's career within a tech company.
It is clear from everything that was shared on this day that EQ in action varies from one geographical region to the next. Asia vs. The West have different EQ cultures, however, both sides are learning from each other, hence the gap is reducing as EQ enlightenment increasingly influences how businesses are being managed.
Key Takeaways from our speakers
Maggie Wei Self-awareness and empathy
We were blown away by Maggie's insight and experience on the subject of self-awareness and how it relates to empathy. Maggie shared how both these character traits can be honed into useful attributes in both work and personal life.
Emotional Intelligence is a skill that is teachable, and just like other skills it can be successfully applied in different situations. Maggie's advice was to start working on one's self-awareness by defining your life purpose, finding ways to boost your self-esteem, and adopting the habit of positive thinking.
Ye Song Likeability, relationships, and love.
We could all do with a few extra notes when it comes to balance, which, thanks to Ye Song’s knowledge on the subject, we did. She inspired us to seek out making a great impact on people without compromising on balance, saying “Now is a great time to lead with EQ.”
She too, touched on the importance of self-awareness, stressing that it is imperative to articulate with clarity and confidence who you are and the direction you'd like to take in life; getting clear in this manner, is what led her to become the female leader in her company where she now is.
Self-awareness was the running theme of the day, each speaker inviting us to delve beyond the surface, in order to open our minds to unique perspectives. Ana expanded on a few facets that intertwine with the topic of self-awareness; such as social expertise and the importance of knowing what you bring to a social setting, and what this means for your personal brand, which ultimately ties in with being a person of influence.
Empathy also came up, and here we learned that it cannot be fabricated, it has to be rooted in sincerity. Most importantly we should all acquire a high level of self-mastery in line with our purpose and vision.