When that girl made fun of me, I thought, I’m a ballroom dancer, I know I’m beautiful. My response, I think, reflected an attitude that’s helpful for women in STEM: know your inner value and do what you love.
As a little girl, I was around animals a lot. I liked their presence, their love, and the way they needed care. Because I wanted to be around animals all day, I thought I might want to be a veterinarian.
Even though I love what I do, I think it’s wrong to glorify startup life. Entrepreneurship is not for everyone and it is ok to come to the conclusion for yourself and career that you are not an entrepreneur.