This Month’s Growth MVP At Polar Leads By Example

June 05, 2017

GROWTH MVP is an initiative to recognize specific people on my team who have shown leadership to invest in their own professional or personal growth. Growth is one of our core values at Polar and 91% of our team is here because Growth & Development is important to them. Here is what my team values and how I found out.

Meet Jackie Figueroa, our GROWTH MVP

Jackie is a Quality Assurance Analyst at Polar, part of our Engineering team and the Polar family since 2014. I’m recognizing her this month as our Growth MVP, for her amazing leadership.

She is constantly seeking new opportunities to grow and help those around her grow. Professionally, Jackie recently completed a new QA certification (ISTQB Certified Foundation Level in Software Testing Certificate), had demonstrated a desire to strengthen her technical skills (by way of learning JavaScript development), is looking to make an impact on our overall platform (by increasing test coverage and introducing more test automation) and has taken a keen interest in understanding how our platform is being adopted and used by our partners.

All of that is not enough for Jackie though, she has stepped up to participate in our team’s monthly Lightning Talks, has run numerous internal technical, product and training workshops and the team appreciates her efforts. She is also volunteering outside of work to help kids learn code.

When new team members join Polar, they go through an on-boarding program called Polar On. Jackie has shown leadership in this initiative from day one and continues to support the broader culture at Polar.

Jackie, thank you for your leadership and setting a great example of how one can grow at Polar. Keep setting a great example for all of us!


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