Episode 72: Kim Varga on Using Disruption to Advance Your Career
In this Diverse podcast episode, FY20 SWE President Cindy Hoover speaks to Kim Varga, Director of Operations & Engineering at Schneider Electric. In this role, Kim is accountable for bringing alive digital power architectures, distribution and controls systems, as well as power quality and metering solutions to meet the growing demands of her diverse customer base. Kim is an innovative and growth-minded business executive with leadership experience in services consulting, channels strategy, professional engineering services and IOT business development.
Learn how Kim has used disruption techniques to progress through the leadership ranks, and how you can employ these techniques to advance your own career.
“Be open to new opportunities … Make sure that you really evaluate those things that show up on your path as as opportunities. Some you will want to say ‘yes’ to, some you will want to say ‘no’ to, but being able to be open to those paths and opportunities… it has changed the direction and the course of my career—being open to things I really wasn’t sure years ago that I wanted to do. Looking back, they’ve been some of the most rewarding and growth-filled and probably fun jobs I’ve had, and it’s because I didn’t say no.”
– Kim Varga