VP, Consulting Services Delivery Operations, SAP
My parents are my greatest inspiration. They have been amazing role models—loving and motivating. When I was younger, they were constantly reminding me that I could achieve anything.
OUR GREATEST CHALLENGE
I think the breakdown of the family unit and deficiencies in education are the two greatest issues facing the African-American community today.
I give back to the African-American community through community service activities, including the North Texas Food Bank and Attitudes and Attire (an organization dedicated to women seeking self-sufficiency). I serve on SAP’s Corporate Social Responsibility grant committee which makes decisions regarding the company’s charitable contributions. I also enjoy mentoring others.
The most important lesson I have learned in the course of my career is that I need to continue to seek opportunities and experiences that will allow me to grow and make a positive impact on other people and on business success.
I have made choices to spend my time doing the things I enjoy—both in my career and my personal life. I place a strong focus on personally rewarding experiences, including maintaining a healthy lifestyle and spending quality time with my family and close friends.
The advice I give young professionals is this: Find a profession that you enjoy and then be extraordinary—striving for success in everything you do. It is important to always do your best, build your network, get out of your comfort zone, and learn as much as you can.