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In Honor Of National Women’s History Month: Meet Gina, Regional Business Leader At GetGo!
Name: Virginia (Gina) Sierra
What is your role and how long have you worked for Giant Eagle?
Regional Business Leader for GetGo East Division. I have worked for GE for 13.5 years.
What do you like most about working at Giant Eagle?
The advancement opportunities and the family style culture are what I like most. I have a lot of coworkers, past and present, that I call my friend. These relationships last a lifetime and are irreplaceable.
Who has helped you develop personally and in your career as a mentor or advisor?
I have had many mentors within this Company, but a few have made a huge impact on me. Zee Ahmed was my direct supervisor for many years and always challenged me to go above and beyond, guiding me to find answers on my own, and challenging me to speak up and offer my thoughts and ideas. Polly Flinn has been the most recent mentor. She has given me the opportunity and confidence to excel in a senior role, which makes me fell invaluable to the organization.
Is there an accomplishment you are most proud of?
I am most proud of the Team Members that I have watched grow and succeed during my time here. Helping others see their potential and guiding them to push themselves towards success is my most favorite aspect of my position.
What is your favorite business or leadership book?
“Leaders Eat Last” by Simon Sinek
In one word how would you describe your leadership style?
What advice would you give your younger self?
Stay Confident. At times I felt myself feeling defeated and that may have held me back a bit.
How do you manage your work-life balance?
Family comes first. If I can arrange work around family that is ideal. Sometimes there are situations when that is difficult, but it is manageable.
People would be surprised to know …
I play multiple instruments and sing A LOT to relieve stress!