I started this blog to help women overcome the obstacles they face in the pursuit of independence and to encourage women to pursue career success in the workplace with a strong work ethic. I hope this blog has inspired women to be their best selves and to work hard no matter the industry.
In a recent speech I delivered at the Women in Business conference, I mentioned that many of the things I’ve mentioned here are exactly how I’d like to be treated. I would like to have the same opportunities women have. Sadly, there are many things we still have to do to reach that goal.
As a woman in the workplace, I would like to be treated as equally as a man. I don’t want to be looked down on for my accomplishments. I want to be recognized for my work, not the type of work I want to do.
One of the things I find most frustrating about this issue is that many women who are doing their best are expected to perform at a level that men arent even up to. We don’t want to be expected to be better than our male colleagues. We want to be treated the same way. As it is, women are still not even considered for the same titles as men.
I think there is a disconnect between what we should be expected to do and what we actually do. It’s a very difficult thing to change. For example, I was told recently that I was going to be a manager at a hospital in Africa. I thought that was a huge step up and I was very proud. But I’ve been told that its not going to happen. I don’t think I can even get a promotion to a manager in my hospital.
Its a very hard thing to do, and its a very difficult thing to get someone to believe you. So its even harder to convince someone to do something that they might not be able to do.
The fact is, we all make mistakes. Some big, some small. Some small, some big. For example, you didnt know how to do something and you made a mistake, so you got on your ass and did it again. Or you did something and you didnt know you were wrong about it and you got on your face and did it again. And you did it over and over again. The fact is, most of us have made mistakes.
That’s why we use the name Pro Sierra Blue, which means “We all make mistakes.” These mistakes don’t have to be big ones either, as you can make little ones that seem to be big by doing something wrong but only make a really big mistake by doing something really wrong. I myself have made a lot of mistakes, but I also have learned from them. Because even the biggest of mistakes is a small mistake.
You have to learn from your mistakes. The biggest mistake you can do is not take them to heart. This is why we make it a point to do things differently. The reasons we use Pro Sierra Blue are because when we make mistakes, it’s not always our fault. In fact, the bigger the mistake the more you can learn from it. We use the Pro Sierra Blue name because its easy to remember.
Pro Sierra Blue is a product of an idea that should have come from the top and is a product designed to help you learn from your mistakes. Its main feature is its ability to make your mistakes easier to remember. We call this feature the “memory stick.” When you take a moment to think back on your mistakes, you can see and hear your actions on the memory stick.