On Success, Failure, Resilience & Pushing the Limits
Shawna Pandya shares her stories of success and failure, and how that’s helped her build resilience. There’s so much to be learned from the times that things didn’t go your way. She knows you can be hard on yourself in a way that is destructive… or a way that is constructive. You can learn to reframe your experiences and have gratitude to help you move forward. She shares the value of setting goals, taking steps to reach them, positive self talk and mental rehearsal, and self control. Pandya encourages – It’s never too late to reach higher.
Being a leader doesn’t mean being at the head of the pack barking out orders. It means stepping back and seeing how things play out and really knowing your team inside out. Because reaching goals includes enlisting others in a variety of roles, in addition to focus, organization, decision-making ability and commitment.
Education & STEM
From flying cars to 3D printers, the world is a fascinating place, and there is a role for everything and everyone who wants to contribute! In this talk, Pandya shares her experiences in the STEM fields, from space to medicine to technology, including her time at the International Space University, training as a physician in neurosurgery and general practice, to founding a company based on a challenge to positively impact 1 billion people in 10 years using accelerating technologies, and training as a citizen-scientist astronaut. She delves into the programs and platforms that helped her get to where she is today, sharing insights and lessons learned along the way.
Brain Science & Emotional Intelligence
Drawing from her experiences in medicine, space, Silicon Valley and martial arts, Dr. Shawna Pandya explores emotional intelligence as the mortar between the bricks; a key facet of nuanced leadership, crucial for building and leading effective teams and creating successful outcomes.
Technology & Entrepreneurship
The world we live in is changing at an exponential pace. Drawing off her experiences as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and from her time at Singularity University, Dr. Pandya explores emerging trends and technologies, offering up tools and exercises fostering innovation, disruption, and ‘big-picture’ thinking.
Global Women of Vision award