Until you see someone like you doing something, it is not a social norm. This is why representation in STEM matters.
Lucy Quist is the first Ghanaian woman to lead a multi-national telecommunications company, Airtel Ghana. She is also an Electrical and Electronics Engineer with outstanding credentials. She is dedicated to mentoring young professionals in Africa through science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with initiatives like #EvolveWithSTEM and the Executive Women’s Network. Here is her letter to her 10 year old self.**
It is definitely not your job to make people believe in you, but it is your job to believe in yourself and be bold to go after what you want in this life. If you succeed, you will be an inspiration to other little girls who aspire to be just like you.