We’re excited to introduce you to the always interesting and insightful Jenny Araiza. We hope you’ll enjoy our conversation with Jenny below.
Jenny, so good to have you with us today. We’ve got so much planned, so let’s jump right into it. We live in such a diverse world, and in many ways the world is getting better and more understanding but it’s far from perfect. There are so many times where folks find themselves in rooms or situations where they are the only ones that look like them – that might mean being the only woman of color in the room or the only person who grew up in a certain environment etc. Can you talk to us about how you’ve managed to thrive even in situations where you were the only one in the room?
Believing in myself and my abilities, remembering that I am unique and that everyone has a story. Being open about my challenges and where I come from without fear of being judged and pushing forward no matter how many setbacks I face and reminding myself that it will work out, if not today, tomorrow and that I can reach my goals as long as I am consistent, determined and patient.