Farhana is senior vice president of talent acquisition and management at IAC brand Angi Homeservices.
Before that, she was IAC’S head of executive recruitment — a position she invented for herself.
In the months before pitching the position to management, Farhana had been connecting with coworkers in different departments to learn about their projects and the specific challenges they faced. In turn, they’d put her in touch with other people in their network who might be looking for a new role, and she’d help them find one at IAC.
When she approached her boss, she presented data that showed how she’d help the company in the new role.
“Rather than me having to walk in there and really very directly say, “I deserve this,'” Farhana said, “it was more, ‘I’m here as a colleague solving a business problem. Let’s figure this out.'”