Updated: Dec 31, 2020
As the world adapts to the new social and economic reality brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, we reached out to our BGV Birmingham Venture Board to see how they were handling this unprecedented crisis. Birmingham Change Agents Amber Curry, Jaclynn Maxwell Hudson, Carmen Mays, and Alycia Levels-Moore are keeping a positive mindset, and they shared powerful advice on navigating change.
“I pace myself by taking everything one step at a time while thinking of ways around the hurdles that I can not change.” -Amber Curry
Amber Curry, our BGV Birmingham Venture Board Lead, is a computer engineer and business consultant passionate about helping women of color entrepreneurs obtain resources so that their ideas have a chance to succeed. “When it comes to adapting to change, I like to do things similar to Nike and ‘Just Do it!’ I pace myself by taking everything one step at a time while thinking of ways around the hurdles that I can not change,” Amber shared.
“Additionally, passing the baton to take a breather is a real thing for me. So I find it most helpful to lean on my support system for wisdom, encouragement, and much needed mental breaks when the road gets rough.” In addition, a healthy dose of humor goes a long way: “At the end of the day, life is a marathon, not a spr....just kidding, stopping here with the running similes!”