I came across forbes today (click on the first link in "forbes 100 minds" in google search). I saw some quotes there and my favorite one is the one by Sheryl Sandberg focused on empathy!
This picture of master minds is powerful and says a lot about players in today's world. I love numbers so I started counting the women and there were only 9. I believe men and women are NOT the same yet we all deserve to be treated equally so I wonder what this very small ratio 9 to 91 has to say about difficulty of my job as a professional woman who values working hard, collective growth and honesty the most. How much masculine energy (ego based) interactions and resistance I need to push to get through the obstacles to convince the leaders collaboration is the winner not isolation and secrecy. I know I'm not the only human being experiencing these motions. To all women out there, we need both strong men and women on one side to help make this shift from 9 to 50. That's my goal and what I call equality.
I spent 7 years in Salesforce, a company by Marc Benioff, who happens to be one of the faces and I never understood what's going on internally and how things are being run until I left and went to hell, called Hallmark, yes the big greeting card company, which was a lot lot worse than Salesforce and taught me so much about where I'm being positioned in the industry as an immigrant woman and where my expectations are of myself. I'm still realizing every day how I was being discriminated, and abused and I wasn't understanding it back then when it was happening because I was trusting and usually said yes to whatever colleagues asked me to do. I assumed that the system is fair yet it wasn't and I finally gave up after 7 years of delivering successfully on every project I owned. Sharing this brings so many sad emotions back and I knew I had to share this publicly one day and the day has come.
My story didn't end there and I'm glad I'm out now. It's more challenging yet I feel free, open and I'm learning every day! #modernslavery #techindustry #bestrong #women #men #womenempowerment #beconcious #marcbenioff #salesforce #bereal #professionalwomen #sherylsandberg #truthtobetold