10. Cecile Blilious

Head of Impact & Sustainability, Pitango Venture Capital Co-founder & chairperson, GITA (Global Impact Tech Alliance)

Sense of purpose

Cecile Blilious
Photo credit: Yoram Reshef
What it means?

Having a sense of purpose drives people to be “all in” and raises engagement and success.

People who feel a sense of purpose will experience alignment in their work, their family life, and any activity they’re involved in.

As women, we are used to being responsible for handling a multitude of tasks. This is why we have to make sure we focus our time and attention on what really matters to us.

Why it matters?

When women benefit – society benefits.  A sense of purpose helps us do our best and improve continuously by learning from success and failure.

People with a strong sense of purpose are happier, more productive and creative, and they inspire others to follow them, multiplying their impact on others.

Especially in these difficult times, we all need to feel that we’re serving our purpose and draw others to focus on what matters.

How can we promote it?

Expose people to opportunities and inspire others to take action on what really matters to them. Find purpose in small and large things every day.

Identify and reduce anything that is an energy drainer. Focus on what makes you happy.

I recommend actively searching for alignment in whatever you do by asking yourself: Do I feel that this activity helps me serve my purpose?