Cassling Female Leaders Provide Important Advice

by Kirsten Smith on Apr 25, 2018

Cassling has embraced the presence of capable leaders who just so happen to be female. We've told you before about Michelle Loewenstein, who was among the first women in the world to service Siemens linear accelerators as a Field Service Engineer for Cassling. She exemplified leadership all those years ago and continues to do so now that she is a Service Product Sales Executive.

Many other women have excelled in leadership roles, helping Cassling reach new heights. Here, some of these trailblazers highlight how they got started in their roles and how they would empower others to do the same.

carol_armitageCarol Armitage
Vice President of Operations

“When I was 30, I decided to make a career change to healthcare. Ten years later, I remain fascinated and challenged on a daily basis by the intersection of technology and data, and that drive to continue learning is crucial. As a first-born child, I have always been a leader—someone who is determined and motivated to pave my own way. What I would tell future female leaders is, if there is something you want or need, ask for it. Don’t be fearful of making mistakes—learn from them and move on.”

kim-phoxKim Phox
Regional Vice President of Sales

“To be a woman in leadership, you have to be strong, thick-skinned and very passionate about the goals you have and the direction you are headed. There is a big difference between being a leader and just being in charge and having power. Great leaders make mistakes and admit to it. Great leaders are willing to jump in the trenches with their team and fight the battle. Great leaders are humble and yet willing to address conflict and coach their team members so everyone can grow.”

elizabeth_griegerElizabeth Grieger
Vice President of Strategic & Clinical Solutions

“My healthcare career started in nursing. I have always wanted to promote and be a part of the care of individuals and families—whether that is through direct, hands-on patient care or by providing solutions to improve patient outcomes and experiences. Leadership, both in the clinical setting and professional world, is not a title or position but being a member of a team and leading with integrity and passion for what you do. My advice to future leaders is simple: learn from experience, seek help along the way and always be willing to support your teammates.”

Tonya HolteyTonya Holtey
Regional Vice President, Surgery and Urology

“As a woman in leadership, the key to developing your path is to make your management goals clear and take control of your own development. Yes, it’s important to have a company that is committed to your development and a manager who is supportive of your journey. But you are the most influential person in your success story. If you make your focus and goals known to others, you can build your support team to drive your success.”