Often as women of color, we don’t always have the benefit of being advanced and retained in the workforce like some of our counterparts. When you have checked all the boxes and still don’t get that corner office — it can really take a toll on your emotional well-being. Depending on how long you have been in a certain environment, you begin to question if you’re good enough or if there’s something wrong with you.
Believe in yourself! There will be people who won’t believe in you or have negative things to say, like Taylor Swift says, “Shake it off.” Each day remind yourself…what the creator has for you is for you. Keep the faith no matter what your current situation looks like. I still believe that hard work pays off. I am living proof of that. And no matter what--stay humble and continue to pay it forward.