Career Queens Podcast is a business podcast that spotlights career conversations with millennial women making moves in tech
On this episode, I speak to my good friend, Lauren Jutai (a Partner Manager at Facebook) talks about her experience leading an international career. Lauren was born in Toronto, and raised in various other cities across Canada, namely Ottawa, Woodstock and Hamilton. Since her first move abroad, Lauren has lived and worked in 5 other countries across 4 continents!
Perhaps it was her multiple relocations during childhood, that influenced Lauren’s current globe trotting lifestyle. Or perhaps it was the influence that many of us watched growing up, “13 Going on 30”. In the episode, Lauren explains that she identified with the main character: An awkward teenager who would grow up to lead a high powered and glamorous career. Despite becoming the woman she wanted to be, Lauren has had to face imposter syndrome from time to time. Particularly after she joined Facebook and found herself as a non-technical, Canadian; on a team of mainly technical, French people.
Listen to Lauren’s story about leading an international career
Quotes from the episode
You learn so much every time you step outside of your comfort zone. And I think that moving to a new country, taking a job in a new country… is one of the biggest steps outside of your comfort zone that you can possibly take.
All of my moves were about becoming the woman I wanted to be… which is, someone who not only worldly, and all those more superficial things. But someone who has had a lot of experience… whose life is rich with experience and who really understands herself.
If you love this episode, be sure to check out Episode 5 (Moving Abroad for Work) as well!
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