Rags-to-riches stories never fail to inspire people. That is why Singapore Management University recently invited Sherie Ng, Vice President of Marketing at Invensys Process Systems to share her life experiences with some undergrads as part of the school’s mentoring program.
A person who has “been there, done that”, the immaculately-dressed Sherie had many of her listeners spellbound as she recalled her difficult childhood.
Coming from a dysfunctional family, Sherie started working at an early age to support her family. Her first job was that of a personal assistant; she then joined Lucent Techonologies and subsequently, rose through the ranks to become a brand director at Singtel.
Sherie’s current vocation as vice-president of marketing at Invensys Process Systems is the fruit of many years of labour, fuelled by determination and hard work.
During the seminar, the effervescent speaker emphasized the need to find time for one’s family. Work-life balance is the key to success, Sherie believes. Despite the challenges of juggling work and family, the accomplished executive still manages to set aside hours each week to counsel married couples voluntarily.
“Having a vision for your own life is crucial,” she reminded the young audience. One of the event attendees, Lim Chew Yan from SMU’s School of Social Sciences learned much from the session.
“Through this conference, I learned that marketing is about knowing one’s strategic position and it’s not just fluff,” Chew Yan said. “I’m also very impacted by Sherie’s humility and quest to continually upgrade herself. I’m inspired by her desire to constantly be at the forefront of her industry and influence society with her values and spirit of excellence.”