By Cassidy Sparks via https://rollingout.com
Black women are rising in the ranks in the world of business. Stella J. Ringer is a woman who is paving the way for women in business. She serves as the senior entertainment marketing manager for the Coca-Cola Company. As a woman in leadership at a Fortune 500 company, Ringer upholds the Black female success factor. Not only does she work hard to achieve her own goals, she understands the value of successful Black women extending a hand to the younger generation. She spoke with rolling out about her journey to success in business as a minority.
As a Black woman, what do you consider your superpower to be?
One of my superpowers is my collaborative leadership style. I think there are stereotypes about Black women not being team players, withholding information, emotional and angry. I’ve never fallen into those false myths. I’ve always created an environment of inclusiveness, understanding that everyone brings something different and ownable to the table. I leverage team similarities and differences, which always results in bigger, stronger outcomes. This approach has served me well professionally, personally and via the community work I lead.
What key skills or qualities make you unique as an African American female leader?
My relentless desire to reach back and help others along the way makes me unique as an African American female leader is. I think if you ask any leader the importance of coaching less experienced colleagues, the answer will always be, it’s of the utmost importance. I do my best to ..