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Community Manager
Community Manager

Pledge 1%'s #WomenWhoLead series celebrates female leaders who are paving the way for the next generation. While our featured leaders come from a variety of backgrounds and industries, they are united in their efforts to promote equality for all women in the workplace. We’ve asked them to share a bit about their journey to success, as well as lessons they’ve learned along the way. 

 

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Semonie Kong

Contingent Workforce Program Specialist, Atlassian

Orlando, FL

 

What is your current role? Briefly describe in 1-2 sentences. 

 

Advise, educate and support on a wide range of Contingent Workforce issues. Collaborate with cross-functional partners such as Employment Law, HR Operations, Brand & Marketing, Procurement, and Talent Acquisition on Contingent sourcing initiatives, solutions and issues.

 

What’s the best part of your job? What do you enjoy the most?

 

I enjoy working with different people and building relationships.

 

We’ve all faced personal and professional challenges these past two years - what motivates you to keep going?

 

I am motivated by my family and knowing that what I do matters and makes a difference. 

 

What’s the best piece of advice you ever received? 

 

Always be true to who you are and remember your values. 

 

What does generosity mean to you?

 

Generosity to me means being willing and available to help as needed. Just being kind.

 

How do you feel businesses can play a larger role in solving today’s biggest challenges? Do you have any specific stories or examples from your work or colleagues you can share? 

 

I think businesses can start by being more inclusive and open. By this I mean, businesses should display this in their day to day operations not just saying it. These are 2 areas in society that cause a disconnect amongst people. 

 

If you could describe yourself in one word what would that be and why?

 

Selfless - I am constantly putting others and their needs ahead of my own. Always thinking of others. 

 

If you could pick a song to guide you through 2022, which song would it be? 

 

Unbreakable by Alicia Keys

 

What are you looking forward to this year? Are there any goals (personal or professional), activities, or experiences you are excited about?

 

To finally taking a trip out of the country - having a real vacation/break.