10 life lessons from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The issue of diversity and inclusion in the workforce is becoming rightly more prominent.

And luckily for our daughters, there are an increasing number of powerful female role models paving the way with grit and determination. One woman who stands out is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

At just 29 years old, Alexandria is the youngest woman to be elected in Congress, and is one of the most talked-about figures in American politics.

Her rise to prominence isn’t exactly conventional. She had a humble start, waitressing while campaigning to become the US Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district. As a millennial politician, she’s shared much of her journey on social media and there’s a lot we can learn from her.

One of the reasons why so many people look up to Alexandria is because she’s authentic and honest, and hasn’t forgotten where she’s come from.

Alexandria believes that being a strong woman doesn’t mean putting yourself first: “My job is to put other people’s needs before my own, not the other way around.” She also strives to leave the world a better place: “Our goal is to leave no person behind as we venture into a secure and better future.”

For more inspiration and motivation from this strong woman, check out these 10 life lessons from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, as put together by Hola.