“It isn’t my formal education that has led me in my career path; it’s my love for reading and spending time with children. I keep telling parents who tend not to want to let children engage in extracurricular activities that a lot happens outside the classroom.”
“Promoting more women of color that are already in the field would help to bring more girls into the STEM field More career talks with successful women would also be very helpful so that these ladies can serve as mentors for the women behind them.”
“Self-awareness is crucial. If you don’t understand what you do best that others need most – your unique value contribution – you can’t know where you’re going to have the most impact and where to place your career ladder, so to speak”
“Recognise that every one of us has strengths and weaknesses and be comfortable with that. The key question to ask yourself is: How can I leverage my strengths and weaknesses to be most useful in the context I am in?”
“We must develop our capacity to show up and speak up even with knees knocking. Be the Influencer of the change you want to see in the world because the transformation we are talking about here is bigger than any one of us”.
“If you are a positive person, educated and multi-talented, should fear itself not be afraid of you? I believe we are given many talents by our Maker and hence if you have more than one capability, use it”
“So much of what we learn comes from what we see from others; so robust, generous mentoring to guide and coach people is helpful. Feedback, collaboration, enhancing performance are all ways of developing leadership and careers.”
“I’ve come to the realization that one thing women can do to grow in their careers is being mentored by other ‘grown’ women, women with experience. Mentorship has proven again and again to be a key factor in women’s career advancement”.
“Time is a resource, and can be invested in achieving the life we want. One practical way to do this is to figure out what is your best, highest energy time, and then use this time for something important for you’’
“There is a benefit to clearly asking for what you desire. You attract more of what you truly value as well as support to help you obtain it. Once you start requesting on behalf of yourself, others start supporting your efforts”.