Ishy Shah is a Strategic Procurement leader in Hi Tech Fortune 500 Company with 15+ years’ experience including Finance. She has a proven track record in driving enterprise-wide Initiatives including digital transformation of procurement. Her key strengths are Strategic Thinker, Relationship Builder, Influencer, Connector, Maximizer. Ishy is also a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion and big supporter of empowering minority women.
Ishy shares how taking a leap of faith on herself has helped her gain confidence and be the woman that she is today. She also shares tips that can help you in your own journey to self-confidence. Ishy is also part of the USPAACC WiSE, a program intended for AAPI Women that would strategically address core issues and create lasting impact in their professional and personal lives, thus empowering and uplifting them in creating and choosing their own personal choices.
Ishy Shah is a Strategic Procurement leader in Hi Tech Fortune 500 Company
Ishy is of South Asian descent.
Favorite Self Confidence Quote
Someone’s got to do it, why not you?
Definition of Self Confidence
Self-confidence is being able to stand your ground and being true to yourself.
Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence
Ishy had no confidence. She felt that she was not good enough, she was not capable of doing anything outside of her comfort zone. She felt not heard or seen, and she wasn’t invited to the room where all the important decisions were being made. Also, she was conscious of her height since she was 4 foot 9.
The “AHA” Moment
Ishy decided to take a chance and move to the US in 2014 from the UK all by herself with just 2 suitcases, leaving her family. It took courage, confidence and she took a leap of faith in herself that she was going to make a difference here!
Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence
Ishy is very confident and is able to find her voice. She has a seat at the table, even top of the table and want to build this for other women to join. She is more self-aware and shows up differently every day focusing on herself and her growth. She also surrounds herself with people who will lift her up.
The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener
When you have a seat at the table, you build that room and you bring others into the room. Seize the opportunity.