When I stepped into my first engineering graduate school class, I quickly noticed I was the only female in the room. In my male-dominated courses, I butted heads with the boys in my group and literally felt like I had to scream to make my voice be heard. But, since then, I've learned a few things. Here's a few tips on how women can make their voices heard.
Being one of the few women studying engineering at Florida International University proved to be an experience that further fueled my drive and passion for the field. It also quickly made me realize that I had to make a name for my capabilities before people made conclusions about me because of my gender.
Some people hold the mindset of "failure isn't an option," and others lean towards the idea that "the only way to fail is by not trying." I strongly hold to the latter mindset, and believe that that's the best way to flourish in both your professional and personal life. Here are my four ways to overcome the fear of failure, and why doing so is so important.