Good Morning IG followers, I woke up this morning wanting to share this post.
Wake up because you can do anything regardless of gender!
I started my career in my late teens working in the high tech computer industry. I remember feeling a sense of accomplishment when I landed my first job, I was 17, and I knew one day I wanted to run a company. As I started to move up the corporate ladder I knew I didn’t want to jeopardize who I was, I wanted to move up with integrity and knowing I put in the time and hard work. Did I have to work harder because I was a woman trying to climb the corporate ladder? YES I did! Did I have to tell myself many many times to Wake because I can do anything, many times. YES I did! Did I have to break down stereotypes and kick down doors to be heard? YES I did! But after 20+ years in the corporate industry I made it to where I wanted to be. Do we live in a perfect world, NO but the more we stand up for ourselves and follow our truth, the more we force change to happen. People always ask me why I enjoy mentoring the young and I always have the same response, because I get to see careers unfold and greatness unravel and you are part of making that journey happen for them. As leaders we need to set the right example for the younger generations and push them out of their comfort zones.
To all my followers who want to become leaders, I empower you today to remember my words that it is possible. When I hire for my teams, I was always look for two things, Drive and Integrity. Are you willing to work hard & learn & take no short cuts?