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Stoa Digest #93:🏃🏻♀️Play The Long Game🏃🏻♀️
take it, feel it, be it and never forget it!
Hey hey folks!
With our growing community and the growth in each of you as working professionals, here’s a beautifully drafted document that illustrates taking Pride in your Craft and we hope this acts as a gentle reminder to all of you and nudge you to give your best everyday! 🤌🏼
Here’s Shweta Murali, the community manager at 91 Springboard and a proud C9 alum sharing her journey and her take on women in leadership roles.
This story is brought to you by Anugya Jha from Cohort 11. 🌈
What role do you see women playing in the future of the industry and what steps can be taken to ensure that women are well represented in leadership roles?
I've noticed an amazing trend of women being in prominent positions, particularly as community managers. It's fantastic to see that more women are stepping up and thriving in this space. I believe empathy, understanding, creativity, and industry knowledge are key qualities that allow women to excel in leadership roles. While there may be doubts and biases against women in leadership positions, I have faith that skill sets can be learned by anyone regardless of gender.
However, there is still a misogynistic culture that exists in some corporate settings, which can hinder women's success. The responsibility to combat this culture lies in the hands of the management, who must create processes and procedures that are gender-neutral and support all employees, regardless of gender.
I believe the industry can do better by continuing to support and elevate women in leadership positions, as their contribution is invaluable to the industry's growth and progress.
Why did you choose Stoa ?
When I first began my career in operations, I was enthusiastic to learn and grow in my role. However, as time went on, I found myself wanting more challenging opportunities to develop my skill set. I sought to upskill myself, step out of my comfort zone, and reignite my passion for learning, and Stoa presented a solution.
Although transitioning from a science background to management has had its challenges, I have found it to be incredibly fulfilling. Thanks to Stoa, I am able to pursue my educational goals and improve my career prospects without compromising my financial stability. The program has equipped me with the tools and knowledge necessary to tackle any obstacle that comes my way, and I am excited about the possibilities that lie ahead.
Have you had any particular challenging or rewarding experience during your time at Stoa and what have you learned from these experiences?
The most difficult thing was probably giving up my social life for six whole months. I'm a naturally outgoing person and I'm used to going out and having fun every other weekend. But I made the decision to prioritize my education and work hard, which meant sacrificing my weekends for a while. It wasn't always easy, but the most rewarding part of it all was being part of an amazing community of supportive and encouraging people.
One of the biggest things I've learned from my time at Stoa is that you don't have to be the smartest person in the room to be successful. There were so many amazing minds in my cohort, and I learned so much from each and every one of them. It was inspiring to see how confident they were, how they showed up every day, and how they just did their thing.
I'm so grateful for the experiences I had there and the people I met, and I know that those lessons will stay with me for a lifetime.
People of Stoa
We launched a new YouTube series called Merit Matters that features Stoa Charter holders taking us through their process and experience of working on their Charter projects! 👑
Here’s the pilot episode featuring Jahnavy Gaggar from Cohort 8.
🐝 Community Buzz 🐝
We had a new event launch within the community called The Musician’s Collective last week by Pranay Sharma from Cohort 10.
A session revolving around listening to unique songs while breaking them down to analyse different elements and styles of various artists! Stay tuned for the next session and until then listen to Radio Ga Ga 🎶
We also welcomed a new batch of 15 fellows to Cohort 12 this week! Catch them in the #introductions channel on Discord to say hello 🚀
🔥 Community Sneak Peak 🔥
Wednesday, 12th April, 9PM onwards.
until next time fam! 🤟🏼