MoForever Alumni News Fall 2021

MoForever Fall 2021 | 8 manageable. That’s something I’ve tried to emulate throughout the inhouse experiences I’ve had because I remember how steadying that presence was for me.” As significant as mentorship is for Sai, she feels that other workplace relationships can be even more critical. “I don’t think mentors are the most important relationship that you have in the workplace,” she said. “It’s important to focus on having lots of different kinds of relationships that feed you holistically. Good bosses who will hold you to a quality standard and model strong professional skills. Colleagues whom you can bounce ideas off and vent to in a safe space. It’s also essential to have people outside of your profession—whether that’s parents, other family members, or colleagues from other fields—who can give you a broader sense of the world and your place in it so that you can avoid getting too tunnel-visioned into your path.” For Sai, fulfillment comes by first acknowledging reality. “Sometimes it’s important for someone to just acknowledge another person’s experience. That doesn’t mean you’re going to be able to change the world in that one moment, and you don’t always have to,” she said. “Sometimes you just need to do the thing that’s best for you at that time. You don’t have to be constantly hammering at the glass ceiling. You can simply live your life.” Sai says her personal and professional goals are the same. “I want to be a good person. Sometimes it’s because of my job I can do that, and sometimes it’s despite my job. But the goal is to be the same person at your work that you are in your life. Those two things need to be pretty consistent.”