Thais Pulliam: How it’s Like to be a Solutions Architect and UX Consultant | WOMEN OF INSPIRATION

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Thais Pulliam is based in Miami as a solutions architect, product designer, and technology consultant at Glidefast Consulting! She was a fashion model before she went through General Assembly’s coding bootcamp and now pivoted to her career today! What exactly does a solutions architect do? Let’s dive in!

Thais Pulliam: How it’s Like to be a Solutions Architect and UX Consultant | WOMEN OF INSPIRATION

Thais Pulliam is based in Miami as a solutions architect, product designer, and technology consultant at Glidefast Consulting! She was a fashion model before she went through General Assembly’s coding bootcamp and now pivoted to her career today! What exactly does a solutions architect do? Let’s dive in!

AN HONEST CONVERSATION: Being a Woman in Consulting ft. @Kajol Phadnis, management consulting

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In honor of International Women’s Day, Kajol and I wanted to make this podcast episode to have a very honest conversation about how it’s like being a woman in consulting. Kajol is currently a London-based Big 4 senior consultant specializing in venture building and innovation, specifically at Deloitte Consulting.

AN HONEST CONVERSATION: Being a Woman in Consulting ft. @Kajol Phadnis, management consulting

In honor of International Women’s Day, management.consultant and I wanted to make this video to have a very honest conversation about how it’s like being a woman in consulting. Kajol is currently a London-based Big 4 senior consultant specializing in venture building and innovation, specifically at Deloitte Consulting. We think change starts at having conversations and empowering others. We hope this video inspires you to have conversations with women around you. Comment down below what are steps you would take and share your experiences about being a woman in consulting or in the workplace!

It’s okay to have emotions.

Something I struggled for the longest time is actually being okay with having emotions. It may have been the way I was raised, but I always associated women as being overly emotional, so I tried to detach myself from that to protect myself and also be respected more.

I remember in college when I was trying to put up a strong front, but when my two friends were just randomly talking to me about life, I had to “excuse myself” because a panic attack was triggered from something we were talking about. They saw through that bullshit and said it was okay to let it out and have emotions.

Now I cry openly when watching movies or when life happens, so I actually EMBRACE it by announcing it (kind of)! Thankfully I have cats this time to comfort me and lick my tears!

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Caitlin Jones: Personal Trainer, Entrepreneur, Real Estate Investor | WOMEN OF INSPIRATION

I met Caitlin Jones a year ago when I was apprehensive towards group fitness classes. Especially when I never did spin classes before! Caitlin was my very first spin instructor at Flywheel, and I was HOOKED! I loved her energy and has been following her ever since! Due to the pandemic, the fitness industry changed a lot, and I caught up with her on what she’s been up to. I didn’t even know about half of what she’s done until I sat down with her for this episode! There is also a huge focus on mental & emotional health and happiness on this episode, so you don’t want to miss this!

Caitlin graduated with a degree in business from Carnegie Mellon University, became a dancer for the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA to pursue her passion in dance, and while doing so also worked at Flywheel and WillyB Crossfit! She also invests in real estate as well which I found was incredibly interesting! During the pandemic, she became her own boss with her own online fitness program and personal training!

Erika LaCasse: Inventor, Entrepreneur, Consultant | WOMEN OF INSPIRATION

New podcast episode out interviewing Erika LaCasse!
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Erika graduated from Cornell at the start of the COVID19 pandemic and returned home to live with family in hopes to start a new entrepreneurial venture! While working alongside with her father, CassCaps was born! The best inventions are the ones that solve problems you didn’t know you had, and CassCaps was definitely one of them. They raised around $90,000 on Kickstarter and Backerkit with 650% of their goal during the COVID19 pandemic! In October of 2020, she will also start her job as a consultant at McKinsey in New York City. McKinsey is lucky to have her!

Check it out and make sure to also pre-order some CassCaps while you’re at it! I know I will. 😏

Erika LaCasse: Inventor, Entrepreneur, Consultant | WOMEN OF INSPIRATION

New video interviewing Erika LaCasse! As part of my Women of Inspiration segment, I’m very excited to share this because she cofounded a business and invented a product with her father!

Erika graduated from Cornell at the start of the COVID19 pandemic and returned home to live with family in hopes to start a new entrepreneurial venture! While working alongside with her father, CassCaps was born! The best inventions are the ones that solve problems you didn’t know you had, and CassCaps was definitely one of them. They raised around $90,000 on Kickstarter and Backerkit with 650% of their goal during the COVID19 pandemic! In October of 2020, she will also start her job as a consultant at McKinsey in New York City. McKinsey is lucky to have her!

Check it out and make sure to also pre-order some CassCaps while you’re at it!

“I can, because I do.”

I was raised in a very sexist and masculine-focused environment, but that didn’t stop me.

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I’m trying to share tips and stories that can can help motivate or inspire you to be your better self! 💁🏻‍♀️

📣 I also have a YouTube channel focusing on the tech consulting career, professional and personal development, and money! Link in bio.

👇🏻 Comment down below on a time you faced sexist comments (even from your own family!) but persevered!