Amy Hood, CFO of Microsoft. She is the first woman to hold this title at Microsoft.
“You’re kind of a survivor … you kind of grit it out. Someone asked me what the most successful quality I think I have is. I’m pretty gritty. You can work through most things and come out on the other side feeling like you’ve learned a good lesson and you’ll get better.”
“I continually took jobs I really wasn’t really qualified for… Every job I took, I was deeply uncomfortable in terms of feeling unqualified. Every step, every risk I took, built confidence.”
“On the way to work, I say to myself everyday, ‘today is a good day for a good day. You have to start every day feeling like that is the day you’re going to continue to make progress. Some days I don’t. But I wake up the next day deeply believing on my drive in that I will make a difference that day. It is super empowering, frankly, to have that world view. It doesn’t come overnight, but nothing really good does.”
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