Int’l Women’s Week Spotlight – Angie Martin

Angie Martin

Vice President

When did you start at Heritage (or previously acquired companies) and what was your first position?

1988, Co-Op Education (intern).

Define a great leader—what are some traits you think great leaders possess?

Altruism, passion, common sense, empathy.


What is one of the biggest challenges you’ve faced in your career?

I want to say work-life balance, but I want it all. I want a full family life, and a full work life. I think I have adjusted over the years to have as much of both as I could. I tried to show my girls that they could have what they wanted through hard work and dedication. I believe I am a better mother and grandmother because I do work.


Do you have any tips, strategies you’ve employed, or lessons learned throughout your career that you would like to share with aspiring female leaders?

Embrace who you are. All people are different and should use their differences, perspectives, experiences, and intuitions to solve problems and move an organization forward. I don’t think it should matter if you are a woman or a man or a martian. Use your strengths to move the ball.