claudia ON Letting go
“Live your truth and passion now and don’t wait to be true to yourself and your beliefs until later in life. It may be risky to live your truth….but when we are passionate about what we do, we will bring success to it simply because we are living our truth and our passion.” – Zainab READ MORE »
President, Echoing Green
Q: Can you share an example of how letting go enabled you to reach something new?
A: I spent my twenties convinced that I had to be really good at everything. My self-worth was incredibly tied to this vision of excellence and it was simply exhausting and unrealistic. As I got older and wiser, I finally released this unrealistic vision of myself and instead focused on strengthening the few things at which I excelled and building a ... READ MORE »
Director & CEO, ArtéQuesta
Q: Women often spend so much time judging their decisions and obsessing over the “what-ifs.” How do you let go of that doubt and focus on what is ahead?
A: Personally, I have a great group of soul sisters who support me. There are a few things I do to help me let go of doubt and maintain focus. Forgive yourself. However you do it—through prayer, meditation, yoga, or running—stop and create silence within yourself and forgive yourself. You did your best with what you had and now it’s time to ... READ MORE »
claudia ON Letting go
I confess I was Miss Cliff Notes in school and usually took the easy way out, charming teachers by echoing their own lectures. Could I help it that I preferred spending time with people rather than paper? That I relished in real life experiences more than reading books? It wasn’t until my late-quarter life crisis READ MORE »
Executive Vice President & General Manager, IFC
Q: What do you do to unwind or disconnect?
A: It’s difficult to disconnect completely. As a mother of two young boys and with a lot of responsibility at work, my time is divided between family and business leaving very little time for my personal interests. Lucky for me I love what I do for a living. Although I’ve recently made a conscious decisions to carve out time for myself ... READ MORE »