“Mindfulness increases our brain’s ability to change and adapt which is necessary for resilience,” says Laura Nigro, MS. “It helps to boost our self-worth and self-efficacy.”
A strong and important concept that came from my recent interview of Ms. Nigro, see the entire interview below.
Laura J. Nigro (SciEnspire! LLC) helps high-tech professionals evolve into who they aspire to be — and succeed as leaders, partners, creators and change agents. Since 2009, hundreds of business people have worked with her to build more effective teams, get on with their ventures, get done with their projects, get ahead in their careers, get healthy in their relationships, or get satisfying rewards. And do so mindfully, with positive influence and impact.
“Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Laura began her own career in environmental process regulation and modeling, after earning degrees in physics from Wellesley College and CU-Boulder. Her practice is grounded in evidence from emerging neuroscience, and inspired by our shared humanity.
In our interview, Laura speaks directly to women of STEM about the importance of mindfulness, not only for our own perception of the value we bring to the table but also how we are perceived by others.
Laura tells us that mindfulness is the perfect tool to counteract Impostor Syndrome – a phenomena many women in STEM deal with each day; that fear that you will be “found out” and deemed not worthy.
Laura also says that when we practice mindfulness to the point of it becoming our way of life, we are better able to deal with stress and conflict without resorting to an emotional response.
These are all critical ideas for help women seeking leadership and advancement. Check out our entire interview below:
JJ DiGeronimo — the president of Tech Savvy Women — is a speaker, author, and thought leader for women in tech and girls and STEM. Through her work, JJ empowers professional women and consults with senior executives on strategies to retain and attract women in technology to increase thought and leadership diversity within organizations.
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