I couldn’t have achieved my career milestones without having a solid support structure in place at home. To this end, I am very grateful to Beauty, my nanny, as the surrogate mother to my children, as well as my supportive husband for his patience and encouragement.
While I should have been happy with all my corporate success, I started feeling numb over the years. I felt empty and unfulfilled, asking myself daily: “Is this it? Is this what life is all about?”
I was addicted to my work, but it was no longer making me happy.
In 2008, I jumped off the corporate ladder. I had no plan. I just knew I wanted to live a more meaningful life where I could make a difference in the world. Inspired by Beauty in learning about the challenges she faced as a single parent, I knew I wanted to help poor women become financially secure.