Gardian of the Month: Julie Metty Bennett
Our Gardian of the Month is Julie Metty Bennett, Chief Executive Officer for Public Sector Consultants.
Learn: What’s one subject you’d like to learn more about?
Being a strong white ally in the fight against racism. I've been educating myself on this for the past year or so, but there is always more to learn and do.
Network: How do you help a wallflower, who’s not comfortable networking at a professional event, loosen up?
I always tell people the easiest way to network is to ask people questions about themselves. People love to talk about themselves. That way, you get to know someone and don't have to do a lot of talking yourself if you are nervous.
Transfer: Mentorship – How do you think mentorship aids in knowledge transfer?
Knowledge transfer can happen by reading, attending a class or seminar, or watching a webinar, but there is nothing like being able to have a one-on-one conversation with someone, asking them questions, and even watching them in action/shadowing them. Learning in a context you can relate to, targeting the information you are getting to your circumstance/need, and having a dialogue with someone who possesses the skills and attribute you aspire to have is so much more of a rich and impactful learning environment than those I mentioned previously.
Please share with us a resource you can’t live without it.
We just started using Monday.com to manage the implementation of our company's strategic plan. I like it because it helps our entire leadership team collaborate, stay on track with our tasks, and hold each other accountable. It also reminds me by email when I have a deadline looming.
Just for Fun: If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose and why?
As the CEO of a woman-owned business and supporter of women in leadership, I would want to meet as many historical figures as possible that played a role in lifting up woman as leaders. While gender discrimination is still alive and well, great progress has been made and I stand on the shoulders of people like Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Eleanor Roosevelt. I would want to tap into their courage and wisdom and ask for advice on what I can do to further their work in support of woman empowerment.