On Success, Failure, Resilience & Pushing the Limits
Shawna Pandya shares her stories of success and failure, and how that’s helped her build resilience. There’s so much to be learned from the times that things didn’t go your way. She knows you can be hard on yourself in a way that is destructive… or a way that is constructive. You can learn to reframe your experiences and have gratitude to help you move forward. She shares the value of setting goals, taking steps to reach them, positive self talk and mental rehearsal, and self control. Pandya encourages – It’s never too late to reach higher.
Being a leader doesn’t mean being at the head of the pack barking out orders. It means stepping back and seeing how things play out and really knowing your team inside out. Because reaching goals includes enlisting others in a variety of roles, in addition to focus, organization, decision-making ability and commitment.
Education & STEM/STEAM
Dr. Pandya’s role as mentor with CyberMentor, a program that seeks to encourage grade-school girls to explore STEM careers, along with her own personal experiences in STEAM, informs this inspiring presentation for teachers, youth, and audiences interested in the power of science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
Brain Science & Emotional Intelligence
Drawing from her experiences in medicine, space, Silicon Valley and martial arts, Dr. Shawna Pandya explores emotional intelligence as the mortar between the bricks; a key facet of nuanced leadership, crucial for building and leading effective teams and creating successful outcomes.
Technology & Entrepreneurship
The world we live in is changing at an exponential pace. Drawing off her experiences as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and from her time at Singularity University, Dr. Pandya explores emerging trends and technologies, offering up tools and exercises fostering innovation, disruption, and ‘big-picture’ thinking.
Global Women of Vision award