Where do you currently work, and what is your job description?
Argus Media. I am a Client Engagement Manager in which I work to build relationships with our current customers in the energy industry.
Does your current role align with your career goals?
Yes and no. On one hand, I am extremely competitive and driven by financial success and the ability to travel in which my current role aligns. On the other hand, while I am happy with what my career does for me, I aspire to be happy and passionate in what I do for my career. I am passionate about helping people, specifically women and children in which my current role does not align.
What is your ultimate vision, or long term goal?
I would like to find a balance between fulfilling my passion and being financially sound.
Do you have any special projects you are working on to accomplish your goals? If so, can you tell us a little bit about what that is?
I am working on the financial part of my goal by taking on the responsibilities of the role I aspire to have in addition to my actual responsibilities in hopes of the promotion that I was told I did not yet have enough years of experience for. For the passion part of my goal, I am serving on the board of Women Exceeding and volunteering at Boys and Girls clubs in hopes of making a positive impact in the lives of women and children.
How do you define success? How are you currently visualizing your success?
As cliche as it sounds, I define success by happiness. I think that like success, happiness is different for different people. As I grow, the things that make me happy are constantly evolving and thus my idea of success is constantly evolving. For me, happiness is peace, love, stability, and drive.
What is some advice you would give to a young lady with a similar dream as yours?
You can do anything. In today’s world of information at our fingertips, there is no reason you can’t teach yourself how to do any job you want. Don’t be afraid to apply for that job that you don’t think you’re qualified for, you are qualified.
Describe, from your perspective, what Women Exceeding represents.
For me, Women Exceeding represents women supporting women. We all have our stories professionally and personally that have brought us to where we are now and where we aspire to be. We come from different upbringings, share different experiences, and even have different beliefs. While we as women may all be in different places in our lives, we all have a story to tell and if we share our stories, share our tips and advice, share our resources, we can help each other and literally change the world