Growing up, I had no idea there was something called Human Resources – the options for me were to be a doctor, banker, engineer and pilot (my mother’s choice). When I took a Personnel Management course whilst in university (majoring in Insurance, by the way), I was convinced that it was an area I wanted to explore.
Starting my career in HR, here are the tips that I swear by:
Working in Kora as the lead for people operations has been almost magical. I remember when I joined Kora, I was seven months pregnant. I was so scared at first and didn’t think I would get the job, but the response was phenomenal. They were all so excited to welcome a Kora baby! Everyone else around me told me I didn’t need to work and that getting a job would be impossible, but Kora gave me the perfect work-life balance.
Sometimes, I deal with imposter syndrome, but every day, I learn to trust myself and my abilities and not compare myself to others. I’m so proud of the progress I’ve made.
I believe everyone should observe International Women’s Day. The day is especially significant for me because it is essential to recognise that women like my mum, sister, friends, colleagues, and other amazing women have enriched and inspired me.
For International Women’s Day, women of Kora are sharing their stories on working in tech as a woman and what it means to #EmbraceEquity, read the rest of series here.
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