Becky Pinkard's ANSWERS TO THRIVING INTERVIEW

Updated: Jan 24, 2019


Answers to Thriving with Becky Pinkard
Answers to Thriving with Becky Pinkard

VP, IT and Intelligence at Digital Shadows - published author and professional speaker - 2016 Security Champion of the Year, Women in IT Awards


 

The ‘Answers to Thriving' is an ongoing interview series that takes a look at the women who have created a life of success. We uncover key moments, lessons and habits that have influenced the life they lead today.


 


YOU can’t start the day without:

A latté! I'm thinking about enrolling in a barista course this year - it's a little out of control!



A favourite quote is:

You don't know, until you hear "no", so ask!



One wellness ritual you do regularly:

Try to get a full night's sleep, but the 1-year old isn't getting in on the plan yet!



A PODCAST you love:

I've recently found; Women and the Art of "How to Own the Room" by Viv Groskop. I have loved the first few episodes for the variety of women that Viv has interviewed. There are a lot of different voices, with a lot of different experiences to listen across.



A recommended read for personal growth:

I had a close friend recommend "Turn the Ship Around!" by L. David Marquet and despite my initial hesitation to dig into what I perceived to be a "military book", I found it very relatable for myself, as well as my team.




How do you go about self development?

At a snail's pace! I always seem to have to take the longest way, across the worst planes of self-doubt and pothole-ridden routes. I am my own worst critic.




Which business or person inspires you right now and why?

I met an amazing CISO almost a year ago who told me it was ok to be myself and that I should seek out the places and roles where I can be myself - I think about her advice often and it has most definitely inspired my decisions since.


I met an amazing CISO almost a year ago who told me it was ok to be myself and that I should seek out the places and roles where I can be myself