Relationship building is one of the most complicated skills to master. I have continued to ensure my strong relationships are maintained while building new ones. Our needs change, so always treat people with respect and kindness. You never know what the future partnerships will be forged.
My relationships are my most valuable resources. When you can build a strong network of allies and supporters, nothing is impossible. I have been very fortunate to have great mentors who have taught me these skills. Each day, and in every aspect of my life, I try to incorporate a sense of faith, friendship, and respect in all my relationships.
I am also very blessed to have two amazing children who keep me going day after day. They provide me the greatest joy and love a mother could want or need.
As women, we often are our own most severe critics. Be kind to yourself and allow yourself to shine the way we all deserve to shine. And be kind to other women—I still believe in sisterhood and girl power!
On Finding Success and Staying Competitive
Succeeding, and staying competitive, requires a strong ability to stay connected to the world around you and learn the needs of others.
On the Importance of Role Models and Mentors
I have been very fortunate to have many mentors. They all provided encouragement to succeed regardless of potential obstacles. I learned the skill to stay driven, focused and determined-all with a smile!
My Most Difficult Challenge
Amal’s Advice to Young Women Starting Careers
Trust your instincts. No one knows you better than you know yourself. If you fall—no matter how hard or how far—pick yourself back up. Others have fallen before you. But more important, they have stood up.