Leadership Insights from Women at Oracle

Leadership Development thru Philanthropic Efforts

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Last Friday, Sun was presented with a Tech Citizenship Award by Mass High Tech.  This award recognizes Sun's philanthropic activites around the world, including across the New England area. 

You can read about Sun's work in this area (which is predominantly led by its employees) in Mass High Tech this week: Sun Takes Volunteerism Global with Local Giving

I was interviewed for this article to talk about Sun's work from an employee perspective.

There is one thing that the article didn't cover, that I think is very important.  While giving back to our local communities is just a good thing to do (and often considered a responsibility), doing this work allows Sun's employees to also build on their own leadership skills.    The more enlighted managers at the company embrace this and realize that leading a volunteer project is a great way for employees, especially those with an interest in management, to learn how to lead and manage a team in a real world situation that requires results.

During this season of giving, many women across Sun are leading local drives in their communities.   We'll highlight that work in this group blog over the next few weeks. 

Maybe some of the work that we do at Sun wil inspire you to take on some similar projects in your own community?

If so, let us know via the comments section of this blog.

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Comments ( 1 )
  • Ann Friday, December 8, 2006
    If you did not have time to participate in gift drives this holiday season, many local food pantries find that their shelves are getting bare in February. Think about doing something after the holiday rush. I would like to hear what others are doing as we did a last minute holiday drive in Burlington and I would like to be more pro-active in Feb.
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