2020 MWM Leaders to Learn From
The 2020 Million Women Mentors Leaders to Learn From series showcases ‘Stories in Mentoring’, these profiles will celebrate individuals who have powerful mentoring stories to share. See below for the 2020 Leaders.
If you are still interested in the 2019 Million Women Mentors Leaders to Learn From which showcased the career paths of STEM leaders who have followed unique pathways to attain their current status you can find it here. These profiles celebrated individuals who persevere against convention and remind young people and seasoned veterans alike that there is no longer a “traditional” means to career success.
“At age 12, I knew I wanted to be a mother, and I knew I wanted to be a leader who was involved in big things. For the latter objective, I couldn’t envision what those specific leadership opportunities would be. However, the leadership opportunities and platforms I’ve had the privilege to be a part of are far beyond what my 12 year old self could imagine. When I graduated college, it felt like the start of one of those Choose Your Own Adventure books. I majored in French Civilization and Journalism, and I loved issues and politics, but I didn’t have a specific career path in front of me like my friends who were nurses or business majors. Quickly I decided the best solution was to take an entrepreneurial approach with my career. The best entrepreneurs are innovative, proactive people who embrace change. They have an ability to recognize new opportunities and capitalize on them and I wanted all of that for my career.”