I learned about the engineering design process – rapidly prototyping, testing, and continuously improving designs – through my work in the aerospace industry and with STEM education non-profits.

But I learned from the engineering design process how to be a more authentic, balanced leader. As someone who strives for excellence in all facets of my life, I can be prone to analysis paralysis. However, the engineering design process has helped me develop a growth rather than fixed mindset in pursuing new challenges and opportunities—from developing go-to-market strategies for innovative brands or learning a new analytical skill in my MBA program.