In celebration of International Women’s Day, we asked a few leaders within our community to share with us their proudest moments of their careers. Today, we recognize these incredible women along with those all over the world who make a difference in their field every day.
Stephanie Cartin, CEO of Entreprenista Media and Co-Founder of Socialfly
“If there’s one thing I have learned in business over the years, it has been to celebrate all of our milestones, no matter how small or big. For the first few years, we were moving so fast it was rare we took a moment to reflect and take notice of all we were accomplishing. A few of my proudest moments since starting Socialfly and Entreprenista Media have been the launch of our podcast, Entreprenista, getting recognized on the Inc. 5000 list for fastest growing private companies and being celebrated for the incredible work our team accomplished when we won several awards for the Girl Scouts campaign our Socialfly team produced. However, at the end of the day, some of the proudest moments for me have been watching our team learn and grow over the years and develop friendships within the company.”
Denise Roy-Desrosiers, Co-Managing Director at Girls in Tech NYC
“The proudest moment of my career happened during a time when I was not “working” in the traditional sense. I learned French as an adult in Nice, France while waiting for my visa to Canada to be accepted. When I moved to France I could count to 5 in French and even buying a train ticket was a stressful activity. The day that I learned that I had to memorize whether each word was masculine or feminine, I nearly had a meltdown. But I made it through, thanks to a few very special people. I learned that through perseverance, little by little, I could do things that felt impossible. I have channeled my French-learning experience again and again throughout my career, using it to give me strength to make big changes or take risks.”
Svetla Marinova, Partner Development Manager at Amazon Web Services
“One of the proudest moments in my career was the day I wrote the Business Requirements Document for a natural language processing solution. I do not come from a technical background as I studied Economics in college. I feared that I may not be good at communicating business requirements to data scientists and engineers, especially given that NLP was a rather novel topic of research back then. Overcoming this fear of mine allowed me and my team to succeed and create a product that far surpassed our expectations. I want to encourage all women in tech to believe in their abilities and take a leap — you can learn anything at any point in time!”
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