Alumni Spotlight: Brilliance in Action
Meet Hazel Quiatchon.
Hazel is one of hundreds of Inside Out alumni making a BIG impact in her world.
What professional win are you celebrating since attending Inside Out's weekend event?
I received the Professional Businesswomen of California’s Industry Leader Award in April of this year. I was recognized by my company for building a successful women’s leadership program for women in my organization (in partnership with Inside Out). 70% of the women in the first cohort have since been promoted. The 2nd cohort launches in July!
What recent challenge did you overcome?
A challenge I had to overcome was advocating internally for the merits of a women’s leadership program. I solicited support from allies who helped me influence the organization to fund the program.
What is important to you now?
Allies, mentors, and partners. I learned that I already have what it takes to make the impossible happen and having this added support will help make my ideas come to fruition.
What are your top 3 values right now?
Strong women that come together make the impossible things happen.
What is one piece of advice you want to give to other women?
I would encourage women to start with a strong and clear understanding of their strengths. Then find others who can help amplify these strengths. People who will provide feedback - positive and constructive - that will help your strengths be visible and recognized.