I worked on Beth’s team for just under a year. Although I didn’t directly report into her, she was instrumental in shaping the way I viewed how the people team can positively impact a company’s culture through thought leadership, empathy, and career development. I often sought out Beth’s time to gain her perspective on a troubling issue related to recruiting or even internal politics, given her vast experience in HR and people operations. Even with a busy schedule, Beth set aside time to listen and provide me with direct feedback. Her candor and transparency resonated well with me, and I continue to seek out her mentorship when it comes to important decisions involving my career, the company I’m working for, and even personally.