Introducing Jing, BIC’s Head of Finance.
We asked Jing to spare 5 minutes of her time to answer 5 questions about being a female role model at BIC.
How long have you worked at BIC Services? What does your role entail?
I have been working for BIC Services for over 11 years, my position is Head of Finance and in this role, I lead the finance, payroll and contract administration teams at BIC. I work from the head office in Sydney and work closely with the senior management team in the day to day running of the business as well as strategic initiatives and long-term company goals.
What do you enjoy most about your role at BIC Services?
The aspect of my role that I most enjoy is dealing with the people within the organisation. Many of the team I work with have been with BIC Services for many years, and we have formed a close bond. It really does feel like a family; the owners are very present within the business and genuinely care about each and every individual within the organisation.
What advice would you give to other women who are just starting out in their career?
Take ownership of your position, treat the business as if it were your own business. If you strive to go above and beyond you will be recognised for that. Perseverance, dedication and enthusiasm for what you do go a long way.
Which women most inspires you and why?
Someone who has always inspired me is Oprah Winfrey. She is a very strong-willed woman and knows how to talk. I admire her for her strong belief that you can overcome any challenge. This has encouraged me in life when I have been faced with big challenges – staying focused and positive is the key to overcoming these challenges.
How can businesses work to ensure #balanceforbetter when it comes to gender equality in the workplace?
I believe if each and every organisation takes on the responsibility to look at their workforce, understand where the imbalances are and start to work towards resolving these imbalances – that is the first step. I believe the greatest challenge is equal pay for men and women. There is still a gap when it comes to equal pay in many organisations. There are many talented and smart women in the workforce and these talents should be utilised.