As part of our Leading Women series, we want to highlight the professional challenges and career aspirations of the women we work with here in Asia.  

In this story, we speak to Farra Siregar, Managing Director of ASEAN at Corteva Agriscience, on the importance of self-care, leading in a time of uncertainty, as well as the biggest sacrifice she’s had to make thus far: precious time with her son. 

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Q: If you could give just one leadership lesson that you’ve learnt over the years, what’d it be?  

One of the key things for me is that IQ alone will not cut it. I think really good leaders don’t actually believe that they have all the answers. It’s really about having the humility to know yourself and what you can and cannot do. Personally, being a leader is about finding the vision of what winning looks like, the steps needed to get there and who do I need on my team to make it happen.  

This is an abridged version of the full interview with Farra Siregar. For the full version of the interview, click here 

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