Anne Williams-Isom is the CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone, a non-profit antipoverty initiative.
In an interview for the Business Section of the New York Times, Williams-Isom was asked for advice for college students. Her response applies to everyone working, waiting for a promotion, job hunting or living.
Q. What advice do you give to graduating college students?
A. “People can get so caught up in what they think they’re supposed to do and what’s going to be right for them. But you should just want to get better at whatever you’re doing and always be volunteering for that next thing.
Be the go-getter.
Be authentic and a person of integrity
Then you’re going to meet people, and opportunities will come to you.
And keep the noise around you to a minimum so that you can hear the right opportunity when it comes to you.”
Words of wisdom from a woman managing a huge agency and who is making a difference in the world.