When getting your startup off the ground, it’s best to start local and branch out. By building brand awareness in your immediate community, you automatically generate credibility that can then be leveraged as you move into other markets.
The mentee must be willing to learn and grow for the mentor to be able to provide effective guidance, but the mentor can glean a lot from mentorship, too.
Perfection is a curse and success is a moving target: startup advice from Syed Balkhi.
What sort of things (parties, white elephant exchanges, etc.) does your office do during the holidays?
There is still much work to be done in the area of inclusion, but it’s comforting to know that we have a strong community of women of color in tech – in the trenches, together.
Who you have on your team can, and often will, determine your success.