A woman’s guide to becoming an indelible titan by Crystal Davids, Associate

At the outset of my legal career, I realised that I need to establish myself into a valuable product in order to become an asset not only to my firm, but to any organisation in which I may find myself in future.

As a legal practitioner in the corporate space, I cannot over emphasise enough the power of knowledge. It is essential to continuously enhance your skill set and range of expertise in order to thrive in this sort of environment. I therefore swear by the principle that every day before I leave work, I must have learned something new but more specifically, I must have learned something that will either improve my skill set or increase my expertise in mergers and acquisitions. A failure to do so means that I am failing my firm and more importantly, I am failing myself, conduct for which I have no excuse considering that I have only scratched the surface of the body of knowledge available out there.

I believe that if you adopt the above mentality, you are well on your way to becoming a valuable product. As Hilary Clinton so eloquently advised, “women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world”. During this month of commemorating women, may we remember to always be dauntless in our pursuit of success and may we continue to strive to become titans in our respective industries.

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