As part of our “Bring What You Bring – Women in Leadership” blog series, we’re celebrating several of our women in leadership to find out what they bring to the organisation.
Meet Martine Mason. She’s the Senior Director of Talent Acquisition, EMEA.
What does a Senior Director of Talent Acquisition do?
Martine is responsible for a team of experienced recruiters and researchers across EMEA, who’s aim is to identify and attract the best talent in the market to come and work at CA.
“We use a variety of methods including headhunting, market mapping, social media outreach and referrals to identify potential candidates for both current and future opportunities. The recruiters work with the business areas and managers to understand their goals and we try to ensure a great candidate experience by building close and lasting relationships in the market.”
Bring What You Bring
At CA, employees are encouraged to work with one another and build on each other’s strengths to create richer results. This ‘Bring What You Bring’ ethos is spread right across the organisation and when speaking to Martine about what she brings to CA she told us that her main assets include strong communication skills and an inclusive approach to support the delivery of high performance within CA.
“I bring extensive knowledge and understanding of strategic leadership, workforce planning, and change management, with particular expertise in recruitment solutions, at both UK and European levels.”
One piece of advice for current or future Women Leaders
Martine’s believes that instead of asking yourself what’s next, consider instead asking, “what do I want my legacy to be and how do I make that happen?”
“You will never be successful unless those around you want you to be, remember the importance of relationships in shaping who you are, how and what you learn and never compromise your values. It is important to have goals but not at the cost of everything else, so challenge and be challenged, ask for help, and surround yourself with people who are great at what they do!”
My female inspiration
Martine has many female and male role models but mentions one of her biggest inspirations is Maya Angelou – an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist.
“From my career it would be a manager from a previous role, who I am still lucky to call a friend today, she taught me to be fearless, to recognise my value and potential and how to help others to recognise theirs.”
Women in Leadership qualities
CA Technologies has a core of DNA that align with the companies mission, to eliminate the barriers between ideas and business outcomes. She has selected the most important DNA traits that she feels will make you a successful woman in leadership at CA Technologies.
“Self-Aware – you need to ask yourself the tough questions, to take feedback and know how to learn from it even if you don’t always agree with it. Authentic – people need to know you are genuine with your actions and what you say, only through open and honest conversations can you build credibility and trust. Resilient – you won’t always get every job you go for, you won’t always receive great feedback and you won’t always be successful, but you will always have another opportunity, so be ready and continue to strive for greatness.”
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Martine Mason – Senior Director Talent Acquisition, EMEA
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