Stay True to Yourself with Marina Gavito

Marina Gavito is the Executive Director at SA Digital Connects. It’s a non-profit organization that helps communities get connected to the internet. It’s a wonderful cause because it helps them get opportunities that they would otherwise miss.

Highlights from the interview:

  • We start with career pivots and how Marina made the leap to a non-profit.
  • Why purposeful work is so important to her.
  • How she went from the private sector to a non-profit and how she weighed the pros and cons before she made the leap.
  • Focusing back on her passions, so she was happier at work.
  • How she dealt with bad internet connection during an important interview.
  • How she works with her inner voice to help her when she stumbles.
  • What happened when she was about to give an important presentation and her daughter hurt herself before she went on stage.
  • Why being vulnerable can help us be a better leader.
  • Learning from a situation when she lost a funder to her non-profit.
  • She had to turn to her team to help her process the lost funder.
  • What she does at the end of the day to help her wrap of her day and be present with her family.
  • Why she doesn’t like working from home.
  • How she deals with her stress by exercising each morning.
  • She keeps a family gratitude journal to help her little girls focus on gratitude.
  • How she uses notebooks to track the joy in her life.
  • The struggles of being a leader of a non-profit.
  • How she utilizes the strengths of her team.
  • How her self-awareness has helped her be a better leader.
  • The part of her work that lights her up.
  • Getting people signed up to get free internet.
  • The importance of checking in with our hearts.
  • Being your authentic self at work.
  • How she built a team that was confident and had strengths that she didn’t have, so they could round out the team.
  • The importance of asking for help when you need it.
  • Most impactful book.

You can learn more about Marina and what she does over at SA Digital Connects. You can also connect with her on LinkedIn. Send her a note and tell her what you thought of the interview.

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