Ep #235: Becoming a Woman of Influence with Shari Begun

You can’t be what you can’t see.

In other words:

If you want to be a thriving executive leader…

…you need to learn from other executive leaders who’ve been there and done that.

And not just any executive leader.

You need to learn from badass executive leaders who are claiming the title and compensation they deserve while also having an impact and giving back in big and inspiring ways.

Which is exactly why I can’t wait to introduce you to Shari Begun.

Not only is Shari an incredibly accomplished Global Sales Executive and the Vice President of Worldwide IoT Sales at Renesas Electronics, she has also blended her ambition with a commitment to empowering women in STEM and sales and is creating a more inclusive future as a result.

Shari is also a long-time member of my mastermind coaching program, The Leadership Table, an empathetic and inclusive leader to her team, and was just named a Woman of Influence in the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 2024 Women of Influence awards.

In this episode, Shari and I dive into many of her secrets to success, including the importance of curiosity and strategic thinking, her unique approach to mentorship, and how she’s managed to thrive and help others thrive while working in a male-dominated industry.

Let’s dive in.

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What You'll Learn:

  • How Shari found the balance between celebrating her team and owning her own achievements.
  • How Shari uses curiosity to build her credibility as a leader.
  • The role of strategic and visionary thinking in Shari’s success and how you can apply it in your career.
  • Shari’s process for managing frustrations at work so she can show up more powerfully in meetings, with customers, and with her team.
  • Exactly what Shari is doing to support other women navigating male-dominated industries.

Listen to the Full Episode:

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About Your Host

Hi! I'm Stacy Mayer, a Certified Executive Coach and Promotion Strategist on a mission to bring more diversity to the leadership table by getting 1000 underrepresented corporate managers promoted into senior executive positions each year worldwide.

I help undervalued executives scale to the C-Suite using repositioning strategies that build your confidence and visibility, so you can earn the recognition and support you need from key stakeholders while embodying your unique leadership style.

My podcast “Women Changing Leadership with Stacy Mayer” tackles topics like executive communication, getting more respect in the workplace from challenging bosses and team members, and avoiding the common mistakes that sabotage career advancement.

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