Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.
I am very thankful for the success I have achieved in my career and life. I get to work with amazing people and do things that I never thought possible. Looking at my life and career, one might think that I grew up with all of the privileges and all the best advisors. The assumption is that I am someone from a nice town with good schools, my family had money and connections, and I thrived in the life I was supposed to live. None of that is the case.
I grew up a daughter of immigrant families who had tough lives, and I had personal and family challenges. We ...