Michelle Demarco – Corporate Treasurer at Genesys | Episode 30

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Today I met with Michelle Demarco from Genesys. We spoke about Michelle’s career and how she has gotten to where she is now. We also had a great chat about the different roles that are needed throughout your career to help grow you as a person and grow your experience and skills within the treasury department. 

Michelle was a delight to speak with and provided a lot of interesting and important insight and I look forward to speaking with her again.

In the episode

  • Michelle talks about how she came into treasury and how it wasn’t her first choice of position.
  • We talk about how many people fall into the treasury department and then choose to stay.
  • We talk about the Women in Treasury Event that Michelle attended and how it talked about mentorship and the importance of it. 
  • Michelle explained how many of the people at the event said that mentorships were important in the start of their careers.
  • We discuss the differences between mentorship, coaching and sponsorship.
  • Michelle talks about mentors that she has had throughout her career.
  • We talk about coaching and when it is most important during your career.
  • Michelle talks about sponsorship and when people find it is most important during your career. 
  • We talk about how it can be harder to find a sponsor in the treasury department as a female. 
  • We talk about the importance of creating long term relationships that will help you throughout your career.
  • I ask Michelle her thoughts on diversity within the treasury department and whether there are changes to coming to make it more diverse.
  • I ask Michelle what she thinks makes a successful treasurer in the eyes of a CFO
  • Michelle talks about what she looks for in a potential employee when she is hiring for her team.
  • I ask Michelle what advise she would give to those who are coming through the treasury department.
  • We talk about the culture within the treasury department and how it can affect you.
  • I ask Michelle about her biggest achievements throughout her career.

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