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Mindset for success: Marina Mansour
Marina Mansour started running at university. Since pacing her first tentative loops around her house, she’s made running a part of her ritual. As a woman of colour, she’s also battled tougher odds than most to build a successful career in an industry where men still dominate the top jobs.
At 31, Marina is now the Head of Beauty Partnerships at a creative agency, helping brands tell stories across social media. She’s also a leading force for change in the beauty community. Pushing through a different pain barrier to inspire generations to come.
“I've unfortunately been the only woman in the room many, many times,” says Marina. “And I think every woman in any industry would say they’ve had to work harder. I would definitely say my experience and something my female colleagues and friends agree on.”
“You could get really annoyed at the world and feel really defeated. Or you could be the change you want to see in the world and take it upon yourself to be visible, to be the change maker, to be challenging things. To be an example to the generations after.”
For Marina, tapping into the mindset that made her successful in the business world helps her running and vice-versa.
“Running helps you to persevere and go beyond your limits. To know that you are more than you think you are. To reach the edge and push yourself to go beyond it,”
“I think you do need to be determined, I think you do need to be very clear on what it is you want to achieve in both running and in work. And I think that clarity really helps to drive you and drive your success.”
Marina uses the mindset that made her successful in business and running, to foster a community of women who come together to challenge the limitations set on them. Hit play on the video below to hear her story.