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Lady Boss: Pivot to Survive
April 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC+8
A pivot is a turning point and this simple word can mean a whole lot in making sure that your life not just survives but also thrives. It is like an attractive proposition, were to step back, take a clean sheet of paper and reinvent yourself. Sometimes we need to pivot in order to survive to respond to rapidly changing situations. This is not an act of desperation but follow your intuition. Some pivots might succeed while others fail, however, each time we pivot we learn something that guides us when we make the next move. Tolstoy said, “True life is lived when tiny changes occur.”
So, if you’re about to pivot, take a note, make sure you join our talk, and get inspired by our three ladies Nita from Indonesia, Zara from Uzbekistan, and Noortje from the Netherlands, they will share their own personal experiences related to the topic.
About the Speakers:
1. Nita CJ
Award-winning Inspiring Change Maker of the year 2020 by Role Foundation, Nita founded an NGO called “Peek Under The Surface” which focused on ocean sustainability education for children living in coastal areas of Indonesia. The projects mainly distribute swim goggles to children and teach them about the ocean through books. National Geographic and Scuba Diver Mag UK have featured her projects in their publications. Born in Manado, North Sulawesi, and living a nomadic life ever since she was a kid, she found her love for the ocean from a very young age.
After receiving her master’s degree in Management from Massey New Zealand, she worked for a couple of multinational companies before finally deciding to quit the rat race, bought a one-way ticket to Bali to pursue things that set her soul on fire. She is a passionate diver, sailor, and ocean conservationist. Her current role as a Cruise Director aboard an Indonesian sailing ship allows her to have the flexibility to live both on land and at sea.
2. Zara Abdurshidova
Born in Uzbekistan where she was trained as a classical pianist and performed competitively until moving to California at age 12. In California, she discovered her love for engineering and decide to pursued it, She studied mechanical engineering in college and worked as a researcher at SETI and Radio Astronomy Lab at UC Berkeley before pivoting to software development. Her current work is as a software developer, startup founder, and artist. Zara is currently developing a wellness iOS app that will be used to gain insights into personal health patterns through minimalist logging and various habit trials.
3. Noor Trienekens
Noor Trienekens is the International Program Manager at Health In Harmony managing programs in Madagascar, Brazil, and Borneo. Health In Harmony is dedicated to solving global heating, understanding that rainforests are essential for the survival of humanity. Using the innovative process of radical listening, Health In Harmony collaborates with rainforest communities in Borneo and Madagascar to create the change the planet needs. She worked for the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in Oregon, and the Massachusetts General Hospital Global Health as the Deputy Country Director in Mbarara, Uganda.
Noor lived and worked in Mbarara for nearly four years, overseeing research and clinical capacity building programs as well as managing partnerships between the Uganda Ministries of Health and Education and the Mass General Hospital.
Noor is currently based in Bali and travels to Borneo, Madagascar, and Brazil to oversee Health In Harmony’s program sites.
### Event Registration Instructions ###
This event is free and open to the public. Limited to 30 spots. If you want to join this event, please register at the Dojo Front Desk or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know if you want to join the networking dinner at The Beach Boy afterward.