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Challenge yourself this International Women’s Day

Published:Monday | March 8, 2021 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam:

As chair for the IEEE women in engineering affinity group in Jamaica, I join the global celebration of women on this special International Women’s Day. I salute all women in Jamaica and globally. Through the International Women’s Day theme ‘Choose To Challenge’, I would like to reach out to professionals, parents and students to choose to challenge yourselves on this very special day.

As a professional:

• To take on high-level leadership roles within your organisation without fear.

• To remove negative labels that have been placed on your leadership. Ride above the odds and grow professionally.

• As a professional, to motivate and coach young professionals to grow professionally.

As a parent:

• To speak positively to your children.

• To always challenge your children to not be afraid to take on challenges.

• To always your children to work hard at every task.

As a student:

• To choose careers within the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field of study without fear.

• To prove those wrong who speak negative about your worth.

• To work hard at any task and you will receive excellent results.

• To stay positive each day.

Happy International Women’s Day.

SHARLENE BROWN

Chair, Women in Engineering (WIE) Jamaica

sharlenenbrown@ieee.org