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iProspect Perspectives: What We Wish We Knew When We Were Younger

blogMarch 8, 2024

This International Women's Day, we're shining a spotlight on the incredible women of iProspect. We've been chatting with some of our fantastic ladies and asking them some thought-provoking questions. 

In this edition, we're delving into Question 2: What do you wish you'd known when you were younger? 

Stay tuned for our next instalment, where we'll delve into their proudest career achievements and revisit our first feature, exploring our hopes for women in the next 5 years.

Join us at iProspect as we celebrate the strength, resilience, and achievements of women everywhere this International Women's Day!

What do you wish you'd known when you were younger?

“I wish I had greater self-confidence and knew that with perseverance, I could accomplish everything I set my mind to.” Henrietta Akolgo, Media Compliance Officer, iProspect Ghana

“Don't worry about the things you cannot control or change, and don't worry what people think of you. Looking back, I spent too much of my younger years trying to please other people and carrying their burdens.” Kelly James, Senior HR Business Partner, Global Media Practice, dentsu

“I wish I had realized sooner the importance of self-care and prioritizing my mental and emotional well-being. In my youth, I often pushed myself to the limit, neglecting my own needs in pursuit of external validation or success. Now, I understand that taking care of myself is essential for both my personal happiness and professional success.” Gillian Chan, Client Leadership Director, iProspect Malaysia

“When you are young - be as bold as you can and don't be afraid to take more calculated risks in life.” Astrid Staegemann, Media Director, iProspect South Africa. 

“You don't need to have 20 years of experience to have a point of view.” Kaja Sekse, Strategy Director, iProspect Norway.