Schneider Electric executive womens leadership is celebrated

Schneider Electric executive women's leadership is celebrated

 November 10, 2021

Two Schneider Electric executives, Susan Uthayakumar and Tina Kao Mylon, are celebrated as finalists for the WeQual Awards for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) 2021 in the “Business Development” and “People and Culture” categories.

Helping to break the glass ceiling

Susan Uthayakumar, the President of Schneider’s Sustainability Business Division, and Tina Kao Mylon, Senior Vice President for Talent and Diversity, join the WeQual Club, a group of 144 members whose recognition by the WeQual Awards has helped to break the glass ceiling since 2019.

Schneider Electric Senior Vice President of Industrial Automation Global Marketing, Monique Elliott, joined the WeQual Club in 2020.

WeQual’s mission is to bring equality and diversity to businesses worldwide, by identifying successful women who report into the global group executive committees of the world’s biggest companies. 

Committing to gender equality 

Ranked the world’s most sustainable corporation by media and research company Corporate Knights in 2021, Schneider Electric is publicly committed, as part of its 2025 sustainability goals to ensuring that women make up 50% of its new hires, 40% of frontline managers, and 30% of senior leadership.

Schneider Electric’s advances towards gender equality include fair and equitable pay practices, flexible working policies, zero tolerance for harassment, and challenging stereotypes and hidden bias across the workforce.

Advocating for women in STEM

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A finalist in the Business Development category, Susan Uthayakumar, who is responsible for managing Schneider Electric’s Global Energy and Sustainability Services as well as the company’s sustainability consulting organization, drives positive impact both in business and in her community, advocating for women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and building the leaders of tomorrow.

Overseeing global talent acquisition 

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Tina Kao Mylon, a finalist in the People and Culture category, is responsible globally for talent acquisition, talent development, leadership development, diversity, equity and inclusion and well-being at Schneider Electric. She is a strong believer in the power of organizations and individuals to drive change.

WeQual assessed Susan and Tina’s leadership and business skills and, along with the two other women in their respective categories. Interviews also take place to determine the winner of their categories. 

Join influential women like Susan and Tina at Schneider Electric 

Schneider Electric appreciates the unique skills every employee brings to the business and encourages everyone to make their leadership career goals into reality.

Schneider Electric looks for talented women to help innovate at senior levels, so search and apply for exciting job roles.


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