Deepa Iyer: The art of career course corrections and leading a national organization at a young age
How do you build movements that elevate immigrant and racial justice? Award-Winning Writer, Lawyer, Activist, and Trainer, Deepa's personal life and career have always been about groundbreaking work, especially surrounding South Asian American communities. But Deepa’s path to purpose wasn’t simple-- after jumping into the nonprofit space, pivoting to law, and then back to the nonprofit sector, on top of starting her own activist organization, Deepa has tons of life lessons about how to create lasting, impactful social change in a variety of different ways. She reflects on her drive behind her work as a response to her own struggles with race growing up, and she shares tips for other women who find themselves in a similar position on how she shifted her mindset to overcome those challenges and how she relied on her existing communities. Listen in to hear how you can harness the power of your purpose and discover the tips ceiling breakers have used to find success.Follow Deepa on Twitter: @dviyerInstagram: @deepaviyerQuotes We Keep In Mind“Having that core community that you can trust, that you can go to when you're feeling lonely, overwhelmed, or unsure of yourself, and that can reaffirm who you are is so important.”“I learned what it meant to have a goal and stick with it, even when a lot of times, things were going wrong or things were crumbling or would crumble and to pick myself back up.”“I could rise above this, and that you know it did not have to define me.”MIND THE CEILING LINKEDIN COMMUNITY: https://www.linkedin.com/company/mindtheceilingMIND THE CEILINGINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/mindtheceilingMIND THE CEILINGSHOWNOTES: http://mindtheceiling.comSeason 2 of Mind the Ceiling!This season features incredibly candid conversations on making hard choices that lead to a more equitable workplace, building the world you want to live in, and jumping out of planes for justice.I am honored to have had the chance to chat with these fearless womxn on how they are charting new paths, leading organizations, and fearlessly doing it with passion and purpose.If you need to catch up on season 1, you can listen now!