Last week, Kimberly Samon, our Chief People Officer, joined Kimberly Jones, President & CEO of Butler/Till, in an all-female fireside chat as part of Step Up Together, a digital summit inspiring woman and girls through mentorship for this moment. Maggie Stockdale, VP of Business Development at MediaMath, Amanda DeVito, MBA, VP Marketing at Butler/Till, and Mikayla Armour, Step Up alumna, also participated in the event.
When asked what leading with empathy means to her, Kimberly Samon said it’s “recognizing that the whole being is sitting in front of you at any moment and what they are consuming or reacting to is not only from a work perspective.”
Kimberly Jones defines her leadership style as one of flexibility in which she aims to “meet people where they are and where they need you the most and giving them the support necessary to succeed.”
“It is about making people better in your presence and also making them equally better in your absence,” she said. “Setting clear expectations, making sure they have the resources they need to succeed and understanding that those needs might be different from any individual. In some cases, they might need coaching, they might need training or they might just need you to get out of their way.”
Watch the full fireside chat here and also feel free to tune into our Digital Dialogues episode with Kimberly Jones, our CFO Milena Alberti-Perez and our Head of MediaMath Academy Laura Rodriguez from earlier this year below.