How you can be a spark of change?

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Here's a talk I gave to approx. 250 students from the ninth grade. This was at the HerWorld STEM event organized at the Museum of Science & Industry by DeVry University.

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How you can be a spark of change?

  1. 1. HOW CAN YOU BE THE SPARK OF CHANGE? Sonal Mane, Startup Evangelist, Microsoft Corp
  2. 2. Five things to balance Finances Career Personal Health Growth Family & friends
  3. 3. Four things that I have learned 1. Continuing learning 2. Challenge the status quo 3. Believe in your dreams 4. Build a support system
  4. 4. Continuing learning
  5. 5. Challenge the status quo
  6. 6. Believe in your dreams
  7. 7. Build asupportsystem
  8. 8. Three things that I have achieved 1. Education - Masters degree 2. Experience - Office, Windows & Bing 3. Essence - Diverse skills and networks
  9. 9. Education - STEM
  10. 10. Experience
  11. 11. Essence
  12. 12. Two things you can do today1. Find a support system that works for you! • Become an active part of HerWorld • Microsoft DigiGirlz Program2. Find your role model, someone who you can relate to! • Julie Larson Green, Sheryl Sandberg, Marissa Mayer • Someone you met today 
  13. 13. Find a support system
  14. 14. Find your role model
  15. 15. Resources• Mind Tools• Microsoft YouthSpark• Why we have too few women leaders – Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook)• Career Forward Guide - DigiGirlz• Microsoft executives share secrets of success

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