#MobilizeWomen Action Guide: How to Shoot for the Moon
Dreaming about the future is a given in your career. Taking your vision and transforming it into a reality gives you something to work towards. But have you tried coming up with your Moonshot?
A moonshot is bold, it’s about conquering challenges that no one else wants to touch. Moonshots are about dreaming big, and creating solutions that are game changers.
Go ahead, share your Moonshot with colleagues and collaborate with anyone who wants to help you develop a radical solution. You only fail by never taking the first step to making the impossible, possible.
“I don’t have female role models that are pathfinders in an industry like mine, who can give me an example of what it looks like to be a successful woman in this industry. The best thing I can do is try to be that for someone else.”
- Kellie Gerardi, Aerospace and Defense Professional; STEM Communicator; Defense Council Member, Truman National Security Project
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Take it from our speakers:
“When someone tells you something cannot be done - it is a reflection of their limitations, not yours. They just haven’t seen somebody do it YET.” - Adrianne Haslet, Boston Marathon Survivor, Ballroom Dancer, Blade Runner, Global Advocate for Amputee Rights
“Write down that little voice in your head that says ‘you’re not ready!’ on a piece of paper and then THROW IT OUT.” - Margaret Keane, CEO and President, Synchrony
“If someone else has already done it, then don’t do it. Be doing something different.” Sarah LaFleur, Founder and CEO, MM LaFleur
“Have faith in the unseen - know that your children will know they are loved, even when they feel hated. Hold that same faith in what we don’t yet see clearly, but what there is whisperings of; have faith in the unseen ways that we will achieve justice.”
- Malika Saada Saar, Public Policy and Government Relations Senior Counsel-Civil and Human Rights, Google
“Stop apologizing! It’s ok if your ideas are different, your goals are big - don’t be afraid of what others would say. You are skilled, capable, talented - you deserve to be a leader, and you are enough. Leaning in can be uncomfortable, so don’t be afraid to own your seat, lean back, and kick your feet up.” - Joy Fitzgerald, CDO, Eli Lilly and Company
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