Shelmina Abji joins Patrick to discuss the importance of having role models, speaking up when you have something smart to say, and seizing opportunities. She is the author of Show Your Worth: 8 Intentional Strategies for Women to Emerge as Leaders at Work a book that challenges readers to aim high and redefine their definitions of success.
Shelmina is a TEDx speaker, board member, former vice president at IBM, and an angel investor. She started her career as a software engineer and then moved into sales and sales leadership, leading global teams to deliver over $1B in annual revenues and serving as a key decision-maker in hiring and promoting hundreds of professionals. She received extensive leadership training at IBM, Harvard University, and UCLA. As a global empowerment speaker, Shelmina has addressed attendees at companies, conferences, and colleges that include Google, Edward Jones, National Center for Women in Technology, Black women in STEM, and Harvard.
You can learn more about Shelmina and her work at www.Shelmina.com. Watch Shelmina’s TEDx Talk at https://www.ted.com/talks/shelmina_abji_can_fear_advance_your_career