Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. - Marianne Williamson
What does Women's History Month mean to you?
This month means celebrating the contributions women have made to society, by persevering through challenges, barriers and obstacles, persisting against all odds. This day means promoting equality for all, and challenging stereotypes and expectations, allowing all people to stand out on merit and not superficial bias. It means uplifting women and inspiring them to reach new goals they never thought would be imaginable.
My name is Mercedes Hill. I am an industry engineer, and have been in manufacturing and operations for the last 8 years. I currently work for BASF as a Senior Asset and Reliability Engineer, while attending the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as a part-time MBA candidate. I have held several roles in my career from Production Engineer to Operations Manager, and I am fueled by inspiring and mentoring others, especially minorities and women to pursue and reach their goals.