Our women in the spotlight: Shilpa Ajit

Shilpa Ajit joined BMMI in August 2005. Now, she is the Executive Assistant to the CEO & Information Analyst. Below, Shilpa shares some great insights.

"I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better." - Maya Angelou

Someone once said we're raising our girls to be perfect, and we're raising our boys to be brave. I was inspired by a TED talk by Reshma Saujani about teaching girl’s bravery, not perfection and how to truly innovate. I couldn’t agree more with her, most of us avoid risk for the fear of failure.

We're taught to smile pretty, play it safe and get all A's. We gravitate towards careers and professions that we know we're going to be great in, that we know we’re going to be perfect in, and it's no wonder why. But life always begins with one step outside of your comfort zone. I can speak for myself, it wasn’t until I was brave enough to take the challenge of a new role that my career transformed, though I credit it all to my boss who played the catalyst in the transformation.

Be brave enough to speak your mind. Pursue your dreams, go beyond what you think you are capable of and don’t worry about being perfect – often it takes many, many tries until that magical moment when what you're trying to build comes to life. It requires perseverance. Just believe in yourself, be brave and do your best.