No one is perfect, everyone makes mistakes. Heart to heart experiences were brought up on stage with a panel of three incredible women – Saleenah Ismail, Penny Burt and our dear Co-Founder of Angels of Impact, Liana Green, during one of the sessions during the first Women@facebook for South East Asia.
One of the questions raised by the host of this session – What is one of the biggest mistake you have made as an entrepreneur?
Everything happened for a purpose, and people come into your life either as a lesson or a blessing. These ladies transformed difficult circumstances into positive motivation, and we were privileged to be able to learn from their experiences. Never be ashamed of past mistakes and strive to be better by learning from those mistakes.
Many other issues were raised by the ladies during the panel, sharing of some of the challenges faced by them in the work place before. For example, when a woman raises an idea, it doesn’t create as much resonance with the team as compared to when a man raises up the same idea. A Whitehouse post recently shared how women used, "amplification" to reinforce and reiterate fellow women's voices around a male dominated meeting.
What's important to keep in mind, is that do not be restricted by the labels that the society has placed on women. If you know you are doing it right, you go girl!
Be strong, be courageous, and women stick together to create an inclusive community to help one another with all these seemingly difficult hurdles to overcome.
Many times women face challenges at work place due to conscious or unconscious biasness. All these sharing reminded us how important it is to empower women in every aspect of life, not just in the work place, and this is what Angels of Impact aims to bring to greater consciousness if #genderequality.
We are truly grateful for this opportunity to take part in Women@Facebook, to witness these women’s faith and dedication in the empowerment of women. Ladies, now go forth and kick ass!