RSM's Women's History Month Winners Continued
Meet Palak Singh and Murielle Bigaud
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION |
Throughout the month of March, which is Women’s History Month, we’re introducing a few of RSM’s Women’s STAR (Stewardship. Teamwork. Advancement. Retention.) employee network group (ENG) women leaders.
Today, we’re pleased to introduce Palak Singh, one of our Rising STAR winners, and Murielle Bigaud, who was named our Internal Client Services STAR. Both were nominated by fellow STAR members, and chosen for excelling at living our firm values of respect, integrity, teamwork, excellence and stewardship. Congratulations!
In our next post, you’ll meet RSM’s Leann Collins and Evan Fullmer. In case you missed it, be sure to check out our first two winners in our previous post, Susan Martinelli, our 2018 STAR partner, and Kendall Ashe, 2018 Rising STAR.
2018 Rising STAR: Palak Singh
Tax Senior Manager
Time with RSM: 7 years
How has RSM’s STAR employee network group helped you in your career?
As a leader for the South Florida STAR ENG, I have gained exposure to RSM’s many talented female professionals and leaders. STAR has provided me with an opportunity to connect in various ways—from networking, facilitating a leadership panel discussion and creating connections in more informal settings. I’ve been able to foster relationships not only with our female leaders, but with our staff and managers—challenging them to get involved and participate in opportunities to further their career development.
2018 Internal Client Services STAR: Murielle Bigaud
Time with RSM: 14 years
What are a few of the best steps you took to get where you are today? Describe any missteps and how they helped you grow professionally.
- The best steps that I took to get me where I am today include:
- Surrounding myself with people who were smarter and ‘different’ from me because it provided me with the opportunity to learn, develop professionally and gain perspective.
- Positioning myself as a resource and subject-matter-expert in an effort to help resolve unique and/or complex issues and share best practices and insight. Doing so increased my value to my team and RSM.
- Lastly and most importantly being authentic, respectful, compassionate and a person of integrity. This has been key to developing relationships and has been “very good for business.” As an HR professional, it’s important that you make employees and management feel that you are trustworthy and give them a ‘safe’ place to come with questions and concerns; I’ve created that place.
STAR advocates for women in the workplace with a focus on stewardship, teamwork, advancement and retention opportunities.