They came to realize that the Land of Opportunity is more than a place. It’s a state of mind. The Land of Opportunity is an attitude.
- An openness to new ideas
- A willingness to listen
- An eagerness to learn
- A desire to grow
- And the flexibility to change
A quote from the book: “A Peacock in the Land of Penguins: A Tale of Diversity and Discovery”
Author : BJ Gallagher
I read this book over 25 years ago and absolutely loved this quote. At the time, it was the inspiration I needed, specifically in my work environment. I was working at Pfizer Inc. as a Clinical Research Associate trying to find where I belonged. Working in a large corporation has its advantages and disadvantages, and this quote helped me to reframe the way I looked at things. Throughout the decades of working for two large pharmaceutical companies, I hung this quote on my bulletin board as a reminder. Fast forward decades later, this quote still rings true for me. As I tackle the gender inequity issues that I personally faced and observed as a bystander, this quote still remains relevant today. There are many opportunities to make the workplace, community, local government, etc. a fair and more equitable place to be.