Kraft Heinz CPO, Melissa Werneck: “Don’t try to be the perfect wife, mother and professional”

An Interview With Chaya Weiner

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Sep 12, 2019 · 6 min read
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Don’t try to be perfect!! In the past, I’ve tried to be the perfect wife, the perfect mother, the perfect professional — but of course it’s impossible to do it all. I suffered a lot because I wanted to be everywhere and to do everything, but eventually I realized that it’s ok to break plates — just choose small ones! In other words, I decide what events in my life are non negotiable, like my husband and children’s birthdays, and I just make sure that my schedule works around it. It was really important for me to decide what is nonnegotiable, because in a very large company like ours, if I don’t stand for this as head of the global people function, who will? For young female leaders, it’s really hard to build that balance. I’m still working on it!

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