What’s your Ikigai?

What’s your Ikigai?

Is your current job aligned with your passions? Do you have clarity on a career path that will get you to your desired level at your company?

According to the Working Mother Research Institute, 77% of women say a top barrier to gender equity is a lack of information on how to advance in their careers. And only 15% of women say that they have clarity on career paths that lead to C-suite roles. Having clarity on your passions and career goals is critical for success. If you don't know where you're going, how can you expect to get where you want to be?

In this episode, Monica discusses the focus on professional women during Women’s History Month, shares how to find your Ikigai, and why it’s important to career success.

Highlights:

[00:40] The focus on professional women during Women’s History Month
[02:08] Is your career trajectory moving you towards the top?
[02:34] Research findings from Working Mother Media
[03:46] What is your Ikigai?
[10:28] Gaining clarity on our career path 

Quotes:

“Your Ikigai can be translated simply as a reason to get up in the morning.” – Monica Marquez

“Your passion is at the intersection of what you love and what you are good at.”  – Monica Marquez

About Nikki Barua:

Nikki Barua is a digital innovator, serial entrepreneur, author & speaker. Learn more at nikkibarua.com.

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About Monica Marquez:

Monica Marquez is a senior corporate leader, ex-Googler, and diversity expert. Learn more at themonicamarquez.com.

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