#MakeYourMark: Q&A with Alisha Ramos

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s International Women’s Day Forum on March 5, we’re highlighting 10 inspiring leaders who have made their mark in advancing opportunities for women and girls. One of these leaders is Alisha Ramos, Founder and CEO of Girls' Night In (GNI), a company helping people unwind, take care, and cultivate community through offline gatherings and a Friday newsletter that reaches over 150,000+ readers across the globe.

1. How can we best engage the next generation to continue the momentum in women’s empowerment?

Leading with practical optimism. We can help the next generation see that their voice does matter and that their actions can have an impact, no matter how bad things are or may seem.

2. What is the most important lesson you learned in your career?

It's a small world and relationships matter the most out of everything. You never know when you'll cross paths again with someone down the line, so it's best to be kind, do your best as a teammate, and seek out ways to connect on a deeper level with those around you. I've had past managers become my mentors, and even formal advisors and investors in my company.

3. What advice would you give young women today?

Always negotiate for more and ask for what you want.

Alisha Ramos will be speaking at the 10th Annual International Women’s Day Forum: Marking a Milestone, Continuing the Momentum on March 5 in New York City. Explore the full agenda and register now to save your spot.