This week on Women STaRs, we are speaking with Maria Sullivan. Born to a lower working-class immigrant family, Maria modeled herself after the hard-working life she observed in her parents. Wanting to make her parents proud, Maria devised a plan that would allow her to go to school and work full time to pay for her schooling.
As a former pilot of single-engine aircraft, Maria’s hard work and perseverance paid off as she now owns her own company, working with international IT companies, trade associations and government agencies.
Join us as she shares her struggles of working her way through school, having the courage to persevere through life’s ups-and-downs, and learning that business executives are regular people, too.
Join us as Maria shares how she juggles personal and professional life, what she does to ensure she makes time for herself, and the importance of finding your confidence.
To learn more about Maria, you can email her at: email@example.com or call her at 603-952-1246.
Thank you to our sponsor, On Technology Partners for their support, guidance, and ongoing encouragement.
“I've always remembered that everyone that I've ever looked up to has failed more than they have succeeded because they tried when others wouldn't.”
“I feel that larger successes or an accomplishment, are an accumulation of the smaller successes. It's working up to that larger success.”
“It's all right to admire people for their achievements, but it doesn't mean you have to put them on a pedestal.”
“It's just as important to take notice of your failures and pick them apart and say, ‘What could I have done differently and better?’ and giving yourself some constructive criticism.”
“I love lists. I love crossing things off the list. I like to tangibly see what I'm doing, and I feel really good about crossing them off.”