Galicia | Founder of Leading Learners | Entrepreneur | Student | Reading on Quora, working with startups, passionate about new/ emerging technology | Vancouver, Canada
Instagram: @galiciagordon and @leadlearners
1) THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS? I would consider the confidence built through speaking engagements with students. I would never had thought I would be able to speak with coveted schools and institutions, but this virtual era has shown the capabilities of community cohesion. It has been amazing to speak up about things that really matter to me — tech, women empowerment, and launching ideas into the real world.
2) THE WORST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS? I have got to say recognition of true interpersonal relationships with friends, family, and more. I think the past 12 months gave us time to reflect on who and what matter most, and with whom they would like to stay close in the future. It has been a bit challenging to see some friendships go different ways because of distance and new career paths. 3) YOUR BIGGEST WISH FOR THE NEAR FUTURE? Now that I have gathered great experiences for the future of adulthood, I hope to leverage them for the real world - whether in business, tech, or continuing my entrepreneurial pursuits.
4) YOUR BIGGEST WORRY FOR THE NEAR FUTURE? Frankly, I am worried about what the near future will look like exactly. It is a bit tough to recognize how all my and my peers' dreams dna desires will map out. Visualizing an uncertain future, however, has allowed me to live much more in the present moment.
5) A CONTEMPORARY WOMAN YOU CURRENTLY ADMIRE? Though I am unable pin point all 30 I currently think of, I spend a good 1/4 of my average day working alongside inspiring women in entrepreneurship and technology. I am amazed by female-led ventures every day. I am very fortunate to be immersed in the startup world, it is refreshing to see so many women turn their wonderful ideas into realities. 6) A ONE-SENTENCE MESSAGE TO OTHER WOMEN? If passion and dedication are in your driver seat, slowly watch success take the wheel.
THE WORLD HAS BEEN CHANGING DRAMATICALLY IN RECENT MONTHS. 7) HOW ARE YOU COPING? In recent months, I have dedicated time in my day and week specifically for my "me" time. I do everything I love for my wellbeing. It refreshes me to put my best foot forward. 8) WHICH CHANGE/ EVENT HAS AFFECTED YOU THE MOST / HAD THE BIGGEST IMPACT ON YOU PERSONALLY? The change in schedules -work and school- has limited the more interpersonal connections I am having with those I am closest to. Because of so, virtual collaborations and community bonding has been a priority over the course of the past year. 9) WHAT ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT THE MOST? I am most concerned with the mental health of society in recent months, with the repeated exposure to information overload in the media.