Spinning plates, juggling, managing all the moving pieces…call it what you like but this multi-tasking is a skill that women dominate and excel in, including entrepreneur and supermodel, Karlie Kloss.
“Every day is different for me,” explains Karlie. “I try to juggle everything and balance it all out but it’s something I’ve been doing my entire career, from modelling in high school to now being a student and working full time. Since I started in fashion almost ten years ago, my journey has been multi-faceted. I’m not just one thing. I’m not just what I do. I have a lot of things that I’m simultaneously working on, and focusing on, and that list of things has just gotten longer through the years.”
Included in her list is her ‘Kode With Klossy’ program, offering classes and scholarships to young girls interested in computer science.
It’s this passion and creativity she now wants to share with the girls who attend ‘Kode With Klossy’ coding camps. “I think that with drive and discipline you can accomplish anything. That’s why industries like tech and science, now more than ever, need to encourage the next generation of young women to get involved. It’s important for them to see role models who are already there. It’s up to the tech community to put a bigger spotlight on the incredible women working in a range of fields.”
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Supporting women in positions of leadership is something Karlie is vocal about. “I grew up in a very female house, with my three sisters and mom.I very much believe that women are great leaders because of our ability to problem-solve in creative ways. I think that’s part of the reason why, for me, I am so adamant about more women and girls in computer science because it’s essentially creative problem solving with logic-based language. Different approaches to solving the same problem leads to better results and solutions.”
“I’m attempting to multi-task the best I can but I’m far from perfect. Some days things drop off, but that’s life. I try not to be hard on myself when that happens — self-forgiveness is important…I think that’s part of living a modern life and all women can relate to that.”