The magic of the misfit: how I went from the social media intern to the Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in 2 yearsFeatured

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Thank you so much for sharing your story with us, Mariah! If you have a good story to tell, or know someone who does, let me know via DM.
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From one misfit to another, I love your story! A friend of mine recently interviewed at Webflow, and I was super impressed that one of the top 3 things they mentioned as a main driver of accepting the offer was Webflow's clear and authentic focus on D&I. It's not something I hear often about companies, even today in SF. You're clearly doing an amazing job there.
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Loved reading your story, Mariah!" I harnessed my sensitivities, my differences, and my too-many-shits-given attitude about things that were so-not-in-my-job-description — and as a result? I expanded my potential and created a new job that allowed me to give too many shits about the things I genuinely cared about."You really capitalized on this and I absolutely love it!
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Loved your story! I especially loved how leaning in to the part of your internship that you felt mattered most (instead of relying on outside expectations) is what helped you stand out and landed you the full-time offer. Sometimes believing that our own instincts are valid is the hardest part of trying to do valuable and meaningful work. Congrats!I'm especially inspired by the fact that hands-on exploration in your internship and your first few years of work are what lead you to this new role where you've finally feel "fit" and inspired. My org believes in the power of hands-on experiences to bridge the college to career gap, and we do work in the D&I space. I'd love to connect and learn more about your story to continue to inform our work! Let me know if you'd be interested. :)
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I love this SO much. I've also spent so much time (to the detriment of my mental health) stressing myself out to fit in, when I could have been excelling by just being me and standing out!