I Am Woman
Tell us about Yourself
I am an engineer, yoga teacher, blogger, speaker, and diversity and inclusion champion. I use my experiences in the work place and the yoga space to empower women with tools to thrive in work and in life.
When Life Gives You Lemons
How would you turn a negative situation into something positive?
It's all about perspective. Some days it's easier than others, but I try to pivot my thinking (and my language) away from the bad towards the opportunity of a situation. If I'm totally overwhelmed at work, it's an opportunity to learn to prioritize better; if I'm sad or lonely, it's an opportunity to spend time with myself and explore my independence. Yoga and meditation help provide the space to make that pivot.
What and/or Who inspired you to follow your dream?
When life gives you lemons this is what you should do:
I grew up reading a lot about women like Marie Curie who were rocked it in male-dominated industries; I was inspired by the challenge, and driven to pave a path for the women to come after me. Closer to home, my mum was a big inspiration; she was successful at work, had her hobbies (she competed in Karate for team GB in her earlier years), and still was a loving and caring mother and friend. She showed by example that I could be anything that I wanted to be.
Keeping Up With the Bosses
Tell us about Your Business
I am a full-time engineer with a major engineering, procurement and construction company. I absolutely love the challenge of engineering, technical work, and getting my hands dirty in the field - and even more than that I'm hugely motivated that I'm doing my part to pave the way for women to come.
What advice would you give to an upcoming Entrepreneur?
Start with your "why" - Why do you do what you do? Why do you get out of bed in the morning? When you know your WHY, the Who, What, and How will fall into place.
TogetHER WE WIN
What's your definition of Women Empowerment?
Freedom of choice without fear of consequence.
Seeds of Sisterhood
What's your ingredients to a long-lasting sisterhood?
You must nourish your relationships - nothing grows without the right nourishment, and for me that is time, dialogue, and fun.
Ready. Set. Goal
What is your Goal in life?
I have lots of goals over the next few years and my goals evolve, ultimately, I just want to be happy, and do my part to help others feel the same.
Keep Encouraging Yourself
What advice can you give yourself?
Remember to have fun.
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