Mary Callaghan, Senior Director of Product Management at Hitachi Energy, talks about her career and the secrets to her success.
Mary was born in Dublin and was the youngest of 7 children! She visited Australia for a year of adventure and has been here ever since. One of the key highlights of her career was being awarded Global Product Manager of the year in 2019.
She believes that the secrets to her success are:
⭐ Having a strong foundation in her childhood and upbringing
⭐ Being true to her core values and treating people equally
⭐ Being respectful
⭐ Learning to keep her ego in check
⭐ Being open to change
Mary discusses her experience as a woman in technology and how it has changed over time. She talks about the comprehensive programme at Hitachi Energy including the female talent development program where female participants are assigned mentors for professional and personal development.
Mary’s team’s core values are:
Mary finished the podcast with this final advice for listeners:
⭐ “Every day is an opportunity to learn whether its technology, meeting new people, new habits.”
⭐ “This is the gig, it’s not a dry run or practice. This is it.”
⭐ “I believe that we are all responsible for our own happiness so keep it real.”
⭐ “Everybody has challenges but its how you deal with the challenges, that defines you.”