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7 career tips from women in leadership at Stryker 

From executives driving strategic decisions to managers leading teams with innovation and passion, women in leadership at Stryker are at the forefront of driving positive change and shaping the future of healthcare. With diverse backgrounds, experiences and expertise, these women bring a wealth of knowledge and perspective to the table, inspiring and empowering others to reach their full potential.  


Here are 7 career tips from women in leadership at Stryker: 


1.  Listen and learn 

“My tip for women who want to lead is simple: listen and learn every day. Being a leader isn’t just about talking. It’s about really hearing what others have to say and learning from everyone around you. At Stryker, I’ve seen how important it is to stay open and keep learning. Every day brings a new chance to get better, and every challenge is an opportunity to grow. Believe in yourself and remember that your unique view can make a big difference.” -  Ligia L. | Talent Acquisition Manager | Brazil 


2. You’ve already proved yourself 

“I wish someone had told me earlier that many hands make light work! Bring others to your projects, let them help you spread the word. The best advice I ever got was to not focus on proving yourself – the fact that you got this role is because you have proven yourself already. You are capable!” – Lupina V. | Director, ESG Global Reporting | Netherlands 


3. Take one step at a time 

“Advice I’d give to an aspiring woman leader is to start where you are. Every goal, big or small, is achieved by taking one step at a time. Daring to take the first step and break down the work into bite-size pieces is very important.” – Sabrina Z. | Senior Business Unit Director | Greater China 


4. Find a supportive community 

“If you do not ask the answer is always no. So do not let fear hold you back. Never stop learning and growing. Seek out opportunities for education, skill development and personal growth. Embrace challenges as chances to learn and improve. Surround yourself with people who uplift and support you. Cultivate relationships with mentors, peers and allies who can offer guidance, advice and give honest feedback and encouragement.” – Hanna S. | Sr. Director, Clinical and Medical Affairs, Trauma and Extremities | Netherlands 


5. Believe in yourself  

“Don’t let imposter syndrome hold you back- believe you can! And do the basics well, be polite, punctual and a positive advocate for others!” – Elizabeth T. | Sr. Manager, Sales Training Solutions Europe | United Kingdom 

 

6.  Lean on your allies 

“As a woman in leadership at Stryker, I’ve learned to be positive, believe in yourself and look for allies They will boost your confidence, believe in you, push you when needed and lift you up and support you!” - Franziska d. R. | Sr. Manager, Finance NV EMEA | Netherlands 


7. Reclaim your space 

“The best advice I ever got was to speak up and stop apologizing. Women need to occupy their space unapologetically. It's time to amplify our voices, embrace our power and never diminish our presence for the comfort of others. Let's speak up, stand tall and never apologize for making ourselves heard." - Rebekah D. | Manager, Talent Acquisition | United States 

 

Want to know more about how we support women at Stryker?  

Meet Stryker Women’s Network (SWN) and Women in Stryker Engineering (WISE), two of our employee resource groups dedicated to advancing women at Stryker.  

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