This past weekend I had the pleasure of being on a panel of women who addressed a group of smart high school women. My goal was to show them that understanding money would empower them to thrive in life – that it was a critical life skill. Below are the questions they asked us to prepare to answer, and my brief responses to each.
SheStrong Summit: Tell us about your career journey – where have you found support and where have you found obstacles?
Beacham: Support – I was lucky to have found some people who were patient with me when I acted as if I knew everything. They helped me learn. Obstacles occurred when I would shoot for the stars – there was more encouragement for mediocrity than to excel. I think mediocrity felt safer to many in the workplace. To me it was impossible to live with. That’s why I started my own company.
SheStrong Summit: What surprised you most about the challenges or lack thereof?