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Manager’s rise to success
Telstra ACT Business Women’s award winner Janine Yokom.
Picture: Elesa Lee
A FORMER nail technician
turned bank manager has won a
Telstra ACT Business Women’s
Over the past five years, Janine
Yokom has led Westpac’s Bel-
connen branch to be ranked first in
the ACT and in the top seven
‘‘It blew me out of the water,’’
Ms Yokom said. ‘‘I was so
astounded to be at the same level
the other women were at.’’
Ms Yokom left school when
she was 15, trained as a hair-
dresser, and worked in the indus-
try for four years. She then went
on to own a nail technician
business and start a family. Back
problems 14 years ago forced her
to consider a new career.
She started a new job as a bank
teller with Westpac in Sydney and
discovered a culture that provided
her an opportunity to grow as an
individual and become a business
Ms Yokom now leads 13 staff
and is responsible for a billion-
dollar portfolio at her branch.
She credits her staff and the
relationship she has with them as
part of their success.
‘‘I get to know them individu-
ally,’’ Ms Yokom said.
‘‘I get to know their families.
‘‘I find their best qualities and
‘‘It’s a great environment
around here – it’s making sure I
can still relate to whatever level
they’re at and get them to care
‘‘Staff engagement is the big-
gest factor in this business. You
need to listen to your staff because
if they’re telling you something
they’re usually right.’’
Ms Yokom is committed to her
local community and is heavily
involved in a number of charities,
including the Salvation Army,
YMCA and Karinya House.
‘‘My mother was raised by the
Salvos,’’ Ms Yokom said. ‘‘They
will help whoever needs help.”
She is also a youth mentor at
the YMCA to show young people
they can be successful, whatever
their circumstances may be.
Ms Yokom and her staff con-
duct a bake sale every two months
to raise money for Karinya House.
‘‘My staff are as supportive of
these organisations just as much
as I am,’’ Ms Yokom said.
Two years ago she and a friend
established a women in business
program through the ACT
Chamber of Commerce.
“We wanted real women telling
real stories and getting support,”
Ms Yokom said. The program
now has 60 members and gives
women the opportunity to net-
work, share and grow.
Ms Yokom said she was incred-
ibly appreciative and thankful of
her award last week.
‘‘I never thought from a
15-year-old leaving school I’d be
in this position,’’ she said.
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