Kimberly Eul currently serves as leadership and teammate experience leader and a member of the Human Resource Leadership team at SunTrust Banks, Inc. In her role, Eul provides governance and oversight of the Leadership Development, Teammate Experience, Learning and Enterprise Inclusion teams.
Eul’s colleagues describe her as a dynamic leader whose influence, and leadership style have helped to shape a highly engaged, inclusive and purpose-driven culture. In just two and a half years, she has held four increasingly responsible leadership positions at Sun Trust, and now leads a team of 117 employees across four centers of expertise.
While Eul held leadership roles in the financial services and healthcare industries for much of her career, she smoothly transferred her strong consultative and critical-thinking skills to the human resources arena. According to her peers, she has succeeded in driving collaborative outcomes, building and engaging high-performing teams, enhancing teammate performance and implementing sustainable organizational changes – all with a keen eye toward the bottom line.
Regarding the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, Eul has this to say, “Every person is important and needed to win. In order for every teammate to play, there must be a work environment that embraces, treasures and rewards inclusive behaviors.” She goes on to explain, “Clients, teammates, communities and shareholders thrive when we bring the best thinking and ideas to bear. Diversity drives innovation, different perspectives, connectivity and stellar performance.”
Early in Eul’s career, she says that she was often the outlier at executive tables because of her relative youth and gender. However, she concludes, “When I shifted my mindset from being an outlier to owning my seat, I unlocked renewed confidence in my abilities.”
Eul offers other women on their own career paths the following advice: “Be open to career experiences that expand you in new, different and, sometimes, unconventional ways. Also, be willing to share and mold your career interests; don’t wait for someone to tell you how your career will unfold.”