Power of Women: Olena Volyk-Buryakov
Assistant Vice President
March honors Women’s History Month and we are excited to highlight all of the dynamic women in our Power of Women Employee Resource Group to draw attention to the deliberate action that we are taking as a group & as an institution to empower & uplift the women in our community. Our goal is to be leaders & mentors at Berkshire Bank, and to also model a system of uplift & support for our entire Berkshire Bank community & the banking world at large.
How do you define a leader?
Knowledgeable, honest, confident, creative person with a sense of humor who can educate and inspire
Who is your “Shero” one of the biggest influencers/mentor in your life and career? Why?
Betsy Salinetti, the VP of my department, because she possesses the above-listed qualities and inspires me to follow her lead
Can you recall a defining moment when you were mentored by your Shero or another woman? What did that experience teach you?
It is not a defining moment for me, but rather a day-to-day learning experience, seeing how she deals with various situations
How do you celebrate the women in your life?
By supporting, encouraging and empowering them
Where do you find your power?
Successfully completed projects at work, watching employees learn and grow and precious time with my family.
The Power of Women (POW) employee resource group is a safe space for all people who identify as female and their allies. The goal of this ERG is to support women in the workplace by suggesting programming including mentoring and coaching, reviewing corporate communication efforts, elevating important topics to management and organizing celebratory events.
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