Chantal Martineau-Kirse is a project manager for HP Enterprise Services. She was one of the founding team members of the HP Women's Network in Munich (one of four in Germany) in 2007, and currently serves as the coordinator. The network promotes the professional development, visibility, and retention of women at HP.
Through the network, Chantal encourages women to take control of their careers and to support each other, and she assists them in numerous ways. She ensures that the network's members are aware of the many resources available to them through HP's professional development programs. Chantal promotes networking opportunities, such as HP's Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), diversity conferences, and events like the HP German Women's Summit. She also facilitates career development events including speakers, lunch-and-learns, and workshops, in addition to mentoring new hires and students. And she supports HP women as they strive to achieve work-life balance, by organizing events, such as yoga classes.
"I have a very positive outlook on life, and I'm good at bringing people together to collaborate. Even though the work I do is not a part of my daily job, I love it," says Chantal.
Over the years, the HP Women's Network in Munich has grown to more than 260 members. The success of the group in part reflects Chantal's dedication to creating a work environment where women are heard, feel supported, and can thrive.