My daughter likes to say that I “help people find jobs”—and she’s not wrong.
Hiring people is my passion. As vice president of talent acquisition, I lead a dynamic group of professionals dedicated to placing candidates in roles that meet their personal and professional goals. We come together to connect passionate individuals with jobs worthy of their talents and enable our firm to drive growth for clients. I love what we do because it allows us to help shape people’s careers.
When I first started my career, I wanted to change the world. Now, I’m focused on making a difference one person at a time. When I think about my career journey, this is what comes to mind.
Be part of an inclusive culture
I’ve been so fortunate to have leaders, advocates, and ally support at Booz Allen. My knowledge is valued, and I’m able to be who I am in my own way, which is what our firm promotes in our values. Our environment embraces individuals and encourages belonging. It’s a place where I can be in a room of people who are all so different yet still feel connected to one another. I’m committed to making sure our culture continues to be inclusive and provides people with both a sense of belonging and a safe space to be themselves.
Bring your whole self to work
As a woman of color, I can truly say that I bring my whole self to work at Booz Allen. This is an environment that embraces individuals and belonging. When you bring your whole, unique self to work, you inspire others to confidently ask questions and think differently about solving a challenge. You influence someone else to do the same. By showing up every day as yourself, you invite those who look like you to come on your journey and to do the same for others.
Use your voice to learn along the way
Wherever you are in your career, I encourage you to use your voice and be curious. Always remember that you have something to contribute to every conversation no matter how much or little experience you may have. Don’t shy away from the hard roles because you'll always learn something new. I put my name in the hat for some of the hardest assignments, sought out travel with international opportunities, and relocated to gain new experiences. Finally, always keep pushing forward so that you can serve as an example for others—much as I still do for my daughter, nieces, and so many others.