Empowering Women in Our Local Communities
March is a month for us to celebrate women, as we honor both Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.
As a Vaulter and member of our Women in Technology Employee Resource Group (ERG), I recently had the great honor and privilege to lead a group of students at San Diego City College for the City Women Rock Conference to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th. The conference is designed to ignite, inspire, empower, and uplift students – many of whom face significant adversity, such as overcoming challenges of poverty, domestic and gang-related violence, and personal hardships. During the conference, our local community came together to share stories of triumph, reflecting on the many achievements of women throughout history and providing a blueprint for not only achieving goals, but lifting up others along the way. City Women Rock focuses on the following key strategies to empower women to achieve their goals:
- Gratitude practice
- Prioritizing self-care
- Voicing your dreams
- Goal setting
- Positive affirmations
- Asking for help
- Transforming fear into fuel
- Overcoming self-limiting beliefs
These strategies truly resonate with me, and I was honored to speak at the conference to share more on this and my personal story of overcoming an eating disorder, addiction, and low self-esteem in my early adolescence years. These challenges ultimately led me to a 15-year path of healing, transformation, and growth. I can proudly say that I came out on the other side with unshakeable self-love and inner confidence. Implementing positive changes has resulted in becoming the woman, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and leader that I always wanted to be.
I’m so thankful for my local community and the opportunities that organizations like City Women Rock provide to women to allow us to be our best selves. I’m also grateful for my Vaulter community and our Women in Technology ERG. This ERG brings together both women and allies to elevate and advance gender equality in technology and celebrate the inspiring women of Commvault who are driving our innovation and growth every day.
We all have personal stories to share of strength, stability and overcoming adversity. As we continue to celebrate women throughout March, let’s remember the importance of empowering ourselves and others to uplift, inspire and encourage each other to achieve GREATNESS.
To learn more about Commvault’s culture and ERGs, click here.