“The biggest lesson in my career has been the transformation of my team when I metamorphosed from a manager to a leader. With a CEO who believed in me, I found my wings to fly,” says STIHL’s head of IT, Therese Chakour-West.
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Thirteen years as the head of IT at power tools manufacturer, STIHL Australia - a traditionally male dominated industry and aimed typically at a male audience - Therese Chakour-West is not daunted by the job.
CIO Australia speaks to three such CIOs on what keeps them at their companies, how the role has changed and why sticking at it reaps big benefits.