" First let’s face it, sometimes being a woman of color can present itself as a “double negative” - woman and a person of color. But it’s important that you don’t narrate your story from that vantage point alone. As a matter of fact, I’m learning it can be quite a powerful blessing if approached from a place of contentment and self awareness. And you often don’t get to that place until you’ve faced your fair share of “you don’t belong here” and “you don’t deserve as much as x, y, or z”. Those moments only make you stronger - cliche but trust me, it does. And then you come to find that the people who don’t think your contribution is worth much are actually a very small % of the population"
"Don’t be ashamed to showcase your talents clearly and never dim your light for anybody. I find that many women downplay their talents while men overstate theirs and still manage to fail upwards"
"Don’t do too many things at the same time. The most successful people/businesses take their time to develop and build one thing before deciding to introduce new features/new products and services etc. Take time to work and develop and build your core focus to the point where its sustainable before you decide do another thing"
"Being an executive woman means knowing and recognizing your ability to impact others and let them know that they can make it and be successful! It is all about IMPACT"
"You have to speak your dreams into existence and have faith until they manifest. It doesn’t matter how hard or insane it may seem. For me, whenever I have a dream I know that I have to go after it. So never let anyone tell you that you can’t switch industries, or cities, or that you aren’t qualified for a job. You are. And you really can make any dream you have for yourself a reality if you’re willing to work for it. I am living proof"
"An executive woman of color for me means staying true to who you are no matter what, remembering where you came from, and not forgetting to reach back for those aspiring to reach where you are."
"I think there has never been a more exciting time to be a young woman"