Are you crushing it? Are you a woman that does it all, takes care of your family, work and everything in between? Then you are crushing it! I gathered with a great group of women who are crushing it and received great tools of wisdom to add to my life and career journey.
The speakers were phenomenal, Jodie Patterson, Kelly Lynn Adams & Lola Ogunnaike. The focus of the discussion was following your passion.
Lola talked about wanting to be a journalist, although it was not necesarily the path her parents wanted. But, she went for it and it has paid off.
Kelly spent 10 years in corporate finance. Her mission is to help women and their businesses realize they can be and do anything. She also made an important point about our health. Stating that women have to keep their bodies in mind when we are busy doing it all, so often we run down ourselves. Our bodies and mind must come first.
Jodie discussed shifting careers, reinvention. Her father opened up first black brokerage firm on Wall Street so naturally she was a entrepreneur. She followed the things that were of interest to her, from music to being an acrobat in the big apple circus. She stated that you must push through tge fear. Her advice was to step back and look, sit back and watch form an opinion use your intuition as a women to find your path.
The women gave three points of advice to use in life and your career:
-Networking, after five networking in NY is a must “mind your life” find what moves you in your particular area of interest and hone in on that.
-Follow-up, so the work that comes after making that connection
-Women have a great way of going after there passion, but if should be about “Progress not perfection”
-Keep your body in mind, health is key
-Be aggressive, often we don’t want to be perceived as over bearung, but find a way to have your voice heard, ask for what you want
-Find what makes you happy touch them everyday, your happiness is very important
Best question of the evening was,
how do you deal with mean girls? Because Lord knows, they exist. They don’t stop when they grow up, they continue. The ladies had this to say: Actively disengage with those women, be cordial but don’t engage. If the mean girl is your boss sometimes you have to stup to conquer, be the grasshopper. Surround yourself with like-minded people where you work, in your life and move away from the mean girls. Sometimes you have to ride out the situation you are in, you will not always be on top all the time.
Cheers to all the Women Who Crush It!!