Women’s History Month: Pam SachsPDF
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Robinson Bradshaw is highlighting women from the firm throughout March. Meet Pam Sachs, director of human resources.
Describe what you do at Robinson Bradshaw.
I am the director of human resources at the firm, and my team and I handle staff recruiting, compensation and benefits, employee relations, professional development, performance management and the HR information system. In addition, I oversee daily operational and facilities activities.
What do you most enjoy about your job?
The atmosphere and culture of our firm. It has been so rewarding over the last 13 years to work with so many smart, kind people and to enjoy the growth and continued success of the firm. I’ve been part of several very good firms in my career, but I have been extremely fortunate to work with this group of people.
What advice do you have for other women in the workplace?
Be someone people want to work with. Bring integrity, patience and kindness every day. Be the go-to person; you’ll get noticed for consistent, quality work and a positive attitude. Seek out and take advantage of mentoring and training any chance you get. Always do more than asked when you have the opportunity.
Who is a historical female figure you admire, and why?
Since reading “No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt” about 10 years ago, I have admired Eleanor Roosevelt for her tireless social activism for civil rights, women’s rights, human rights and voting rights. She was 36 years old before women could vote, and she transformed the role of the first lady. She has too many accomplishments to list, and she was ahead of her time.
What is one lesson you’ve learned during the COVID-19 pandemic?
After a year, I’ve learned to expect not everything can or will go back to what it was before. We won’t all be doing the same things we were doing before. Not everyone is amenable to change and ready to embrace that, and much of it will be difficult.
Tell us something about yourself that we wouldn’t learn from your website bio.
I’ve been able to travel extensively with my husband – airports and passports are my happy place. The frustration of not going anywhere this past year has been eased by seeing much more of our two precious granddaughters who live close by.