Schneider Electric's Clayton on the power of mentoring
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Annette Clayton is well aware of how few women there are in the energy industry. She is using her power as one of the most senior females in the field to change it.
“I’m a huge believer in mentoring,” says Clayton, who is CEO and president of the North America Operations of Schneider Electric, which is headquartered in Rueil-Malmaison, France.
Clayton, whose operations are based in Andover, Massachusetts, oversees 30,000 employees. She notes that mentoring has been key to the success of “non-obvious candidates” in her field.
“You find yourself mentoring people that need the skills that you have,” Clayton said. “And it’s really democratized the process of open roles and promotions.”