Q and A with Diana from Kenya, Africa
“If you stay in the same circle, repeating the same cycle…day in and day out…how do you expect anything to change?”
Q: What are you passionate about?
A: I am Diana Maiyo, a top-rated virtual assistant in Kenya, Africa, who is also passionate about educating women on healthy hair care routines. I have explored careers in a variety of industries and realized that my purpose in life is to add value to women’s lives on a daily basis. Being a virtual assistant has enabled me to achieve this as I get to work with so many amazing women from all over the world. I absolutely love what I do as I also get to learn a lot from the women I assist virtually. My virtual work has enabled me to learn different business practices from across the world and also get to learn of the many cultures out there. I can confidently say I have found where I belong and that is with the leading ladies in business worldwide.
[Regarding what I do as a virtual assistant], I help with calendar management, social media maintenance, email management, running social accounts for businesses, scheduling appointments, running group chats for businesses, and data entry. Those are just some of the services I offer and have been providing.
Q: What were your younger years like?
A: I come from a family of six and growing up, my older brother was my best friend. He would let me tag along whenever he went out playing with his friends, and this kept me active and resilient all through my life. My mum was a businesswoman, and I guess that’s where I got my entrepreneurial spirit from. My community didn’t believe much in educating the girl children, but my mum ensured that the four of us went to school no matter the obstacles she encountered. She taught me that I can be just as good as my two brothers and excel in whatever I set my mind on as long as I stay focused. She’s been supportive to date and still champions equal rights for both genders.
Q: What is something valuable you’d like others to know?
A: Living is all about experiencing new things, going out of your comfort zone, and pushing the boundaries. If you stay in the same circle, repeating the same cycle…day in and day out…how do you expect anything to change? How do you expect to grow? To learn new skills? To meet new people? Great things happen outside of your comfort zone.
Q: What does feminism mean to you?
A: Feminism means supporting and empowering other women and not degrading men while at it.
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