Hello SOTGC community,
I recently sat down with Joel Kohn who was one of the first friends I made when I entered the Medical industry. At the time he was working for the Global Industry leader in Medical devices and had been in the industry for many years. Joel’s father is a retired Maxillofacial surgeon, his mother is a successful real estate agent (she actually did a superb job helping me find and acquire my condo). He has a Biologic Sciences degree from UC-Davis. I met him about three weeks into starting cases and he immediately took me seriously, listened with respect and an open mind about my product (which was brand new to the San Diego area), and took me under his wing to help me along the way.
From the Locker Room was created partly to get a guy’s perspective on women that they admire in the workforce. This category is also to be used to give advice to women who are having questions about dealing with certain situations with their male counterparts. Joel has recently retired from the Medical field to finish his MBA and is looking forward to an entrepreneurial career.
What is the one trait you admire most in others?
What is the one trait you admire most in yourself?
Which internal quality do you believe sets women back in the workplace?
Confident Decision making
Which external quality do you believe sets women back in the workplace?
What is the hardest lesson for working women to learn?
Not to give up when the going gets tough
Which book is on your nightstand?
Principles of Economics, 10th edition
What woman do you feel is a role model in today’s working industry (could be any industry)?
The quality you admire most in a successful man?
Ability to help others achieve success
The quality you admire most in a successful woman?
A virtue you believe is underrated?
What is your idea of happiness?
Good health for family and friends
What do you value most in friends?
What, in your mind, would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To have lived but not loved
What do you believe is a working woman’s greatest fear?
Not be taken seriously
In your career, what has been your greatest regret?
Not starting post graduate studies sooner.
Do you feel this is a male oriented regret or one shared by men and women alike?
Marney Reid is a Marketing Program Manager for a global industry leader in medical device. She is also the Founder of Stilettos on the Glass Ceiling. She has nine years of sales experience in male dominated industries and is transcending the Glass Ceiling by using her authentic value proposition as a competitive advantage.