A little more than week ago, AT&T's Laura Merling took part in the Fifth Annual Women in the World Summit in New York.  This amazing event celebrates the impact women are having on the world, while providing insights to global issues and opportunities for everyone to make a difference. 

She says inspiration is to have an impact on the lives of others—whether that is inspiring women to join the tech field or influencing how people use technology based on her work. Here are a few points of advice from her own experiences.

CONFIDENCE IS A MUST: It is important that you first believe in yourself. If you don’t, it will be hard for others to believe in you. Embrace what makes you different and the perspective that you bring to solving problems differently.

STAY TRUE TO YOUR MISSION: Let your passion guide your work and your mission be your north star. But, remember that your passion and mission may change over time, and that is okay. 

PEOPLE FIRST: It is important that you build trusted partnerships, with both men and women, and take them with you on the journey. Learn from each other and support each other on the road to innovating the future.

Read her full blog post here.

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