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It becomes apparent you’re in the right place when you feel you can genuinely be yourself.

Yinn Ewe Yinn Ewe
Head of HR Partners, APAC, Singapore

Part two of a two-part profile, read part one here.

Importance of Champions

I consider myself fortunate to have had the support of leaders. Throughout my career, I’ve always been eager to volunteer and extend a helping hand. This attitude has naturally drawn individuals who share my enthusiasm and want to collaborate and succeed together.

The presence of a sponsor can saignificantly streamline the process of achieving goals. Once trust has been established, getting support becomes straightforward. Similarly, having a mentor provides invaluable perspectives, shedding light on areas that might not have been previously considered. I’ve intentionally surrounded myself with a diverse network of friends, managers, and mentors, from whom I’ve gleaned valuable wisdom and insights that have enriched my growth.

“Hitachi's values align with mine. This gives me a sense of fulfilment, being in a community of like-minded people.”

Yinn Ewe, Head of HR Partners, APAC, Singapore

Power of Alignment

Hand to heart, Hitachi stands as a truly remarkable company. While every organization has room for improvement, it becomes apparent that you're in the right place when you feel you can genuinely be yourself. I’ve had various roles across different Hitachi subsidiaries, and I’m constantly inspired by those who embody our core values through both their words and actions.

For me, Hitachi’s purpose and values align with my own personal principles. This gives me a sense of fulfilment, knowing that I'm part of a community of like-minded individuals. Over the years, I’ve forged genuine friendships, cultivated a robust professional network, and found joy in the journey. I wholeheartedly believe that people are the adhesive that holds our culture together. Culture is what makes Hitachi distinct and transforms it into an incredible place for personal and professional growth.

Advice To My Younger Self

In my earlier years, I possessed an unwavering “action” bias. Those who’ve collaborated with me might recall my propensity to dive headfirst into numerous tasks. I got feedback about the need for pacing. While enthusiasm for a multitude of endeavours is great, it's equally crucial to ensure that others are on the same page and to remain attuned to the team's mental and emotional needs as well as available resources.

If I could offer one piece of advice to my younger self, it would be to temper the action bias and allocate more time for reflecting and connecting before charging ahead.

I would also impart this wisdom: “You are the captain of your own journey. Find your tribe and your champions. And stay attuned to what energizes you”.