This is a personal story.
It starts with my mom. She worked as a technician for telecommunications for 25+ years in the same workplace up to the moment she finds out her skills were not relevant anymore for the new digital era in the telecommunication industry in the year 2002. At 50 years old she downgraded her career from a technician to an elderly caretaker in Italy. It was huge a jump for her. She had to emmigrate for the first time in her life to a country where she did not know anybody and had to learn to speak a foreign language in her 50's under forced circumstances.
For people like my mom, this was a huge deep in her self-confidence at the time, reaching to a lower self-worth and feelings of not being enough, that she cannot provide to her family after so many years.
One thing has stayed with me ever since and I see it being repeated across industrial revolutions...
Living with a limited belief about yourself and working just enough so you can secure the daily needs is what makes people like my mom not having to create a lifestyle they want and a forward-thinking mindset. Visionary mindset.
A former technology consultant myself, I have seen technology changing very fast in the projects I was working and every time a new technology came up, I had to quickly learn it and always stay up-to-date so I can be able to increase my value on the job market.
But one thing about learning is key. Learning is not about gathering information, learning is about understanding the information.
What I want to achieve with Growth Mentor Academy is to help women grow into the tech professional that is a forward-looking and entrepreneurial-minded individual just like me.
From a Tech Mentor Role & Tech Knowledge Management Specialist perspective I want to enable women professionals all over the world to become visionary thought leaders with technology know-how in tech industry.