The social injustices in our society inspired me to pursue law. At the start of my career, I did not have any mentors. This is understandable since the majority of my senior bosses were busy in courts, etc. My biggest strength was using the strategy of self-learning or doing my own research. Eventually, this helped me not only in being able to learn and develop my research skills but also in assisting my colleagues. This strength also proved to be fruitful in completing my work well on time. Another lesson I learned from my experience would be to be very resilient since there can be moments in a legal career where one can get emotionally overwhelmed by work. However, through a time management strategy one can handle it well.
I remember receiving an award of recognition for outstanding performance from the CEO of Ignite (Ministry of IT) in 2015. This was truly special since it gave me a lot of motivation to work harder. Recently, I received a professional excellence award from the University of London. This recognition felt great since I got this recognition after nearly 8-10 years of hard work and persistence in both the field of academia and the corporate sector.
Since the legal profession is primarily perceived as male-dominated, few women might feel hesitant to pursue it. However, it is a very rewarding profession like other professions of doctors, etc where one can effectively contribute towards the greater good of society. I encourage women to pursue it with a lot of confidence and zeal.