Holly Grey is the Chief Financial Officer at Exabeam. Holly has over 25 years of experience in high growth technology companies. Prior to Exabeam, she was SVP Finance at Forescout Technologies where she was responsible for all financial and accounting operations and led Forescout through its successful initial public offering.
“This year, let’s make an effort to be more understanding of all that working moms do. As a working mother myself in an executive role, it can be a daily struggle to find a balance between work and my family. For myself and many others, the lines between work and personal life have blurred during the new work from home reality, and it can be harder than ever to give work and family the attention they each deserve.. The new types of demands brought on by COVID-19 drove working mothers to leave their jobs or be forced out in droves. In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau determined that 10 million mothers living with school-age children were not actively working in January 2021 – 1.4 million more than during January 2020, pre-pandemic.
I want to remind everyone on International Women’s Day that it’s important for organizations to be mindful of the women in their teams who may also be grappling with parenting duties, which so often fall squarely on their shoulders. In my career, I’ve learned to look at all I’m juggling and think to myself, ‘What are the glass balls, and what are the rubber balls?’ and use that to prioritize and push back on things that we can be a little more flexible on.
Leadership can use the same thought process when managing employees so they, regardless of gender, can strike a healthy balance between family and work life. Everyone has stressors, and having a team that supports each and every member and their individual challenges goes a long way in being better coworkers, leaders and parents.”1 September 2022
Exabeam is an exceptional company and the first to apply advanced behavior analytics and automation to modernize today’s security operations centers (SOCs). I look forward to continuing to build out a world-class finance organization to support Exabeam’s leadership in product innovation. Together we will move the business to even greater heights.3 December 2021