#iumienwomenmoversandshakers: Naisin Saeteurn

What do you think is the most significant barrier to female leadership?

The most significant barrier to female leadership is sisterhood. Often times, we forget to be humble. We should start by uniting and empowering.

What is one event that helped shape your life?

Becoming a mother, a single mother was the most significant event that has shaped my life. Suddenly, this world was no longer about just me. There was no saying as to what I was or wasn’t capable of doing. My son has shown & taught me to do things I never knew I was capable of doing.

What’s one of the toughest decisions you’ve had to make and how did it impact your life?

The toughest decision I had to make was moving to Sacramento. At the time, I was only 17 turning 18 years old. I did not know how to drive nor did I have a car. But, I knew that it was something that had to be done in order to become more independent. I’ve adapted to living on my own, learning to drive, purchasing my own car, graduating sac state, and etc.

What is an accomplishment you are proud of?

The biggest accomplishment that I am proud of would have to be entering the mien pageant. Although there were three contestants, coming in 3rd place, it was something that was out of my comfort zone. My family and friends knows me as a shy, often soft spoken individual. But, entering has helped me get over the fear of public speaking and has made me more confident.

If there was a young girl out there who wanted to do what you did, what would you tell her?

If there was a young girl out there who was struggle to finding herself, my best advice is to do things that she is afraid of. A fear shouldn’t limit your possibilities. #theskyisthelimit

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