“We are expected to bring our whole selves to work, yet for a long time it felt like I was being asked to change who I was to progress. In order to fit into the stereotypical definition of a leader, I felt I had to change the fundamental things that were core to my being, the part of me that makes me who I am, that makes me good at what I do.
“And then, with the support of friends, co-workers and great leaders who accepted the unfiltered me, I was pushed to excel, to be my authentic self, which led to my many breakthrough moments and career progression, for which I am grateful.”
When Keisha is not implementing digital solutions for bp, she is an ambassador for bp recruiting and mentoring the next generation of women technologists and is involved in promoting diversity and inclusion across communities in Houston.
“You can’t control other people’s perceptions – so don’t try to.”