Ep 57 – Overcoming Adversity
Ep 57 - Overcoming Adversity
With the consistent invasion of social media, it can feel like people are living a life of more gloss than grit. In this episode, we get candid about both with Kim Patel, the Director of Global Corporate Strategy at VICE Media. Kim is recognised as one of the youngest corporate directors in VICE’s history and is on the 2019 Forbes 30 under 30 list.
Here’s the truth, every man, woman and dog experiences their fair share of adversity. Even the girl on you just stalked on Instagram, who looks like she has is all put together with a cherry on top. Today’s guest Kim Patel is one of the girls, yet refreshingly unafraid to demystify on the gloss, and speak up about the tough things in life.
From dealing with mortality at a young age to juggling three jobs to pay for college, she had to roll up her sleeves and find a way to solve her own problems. This mentality served her resplendently, particularly as one of the few women of colour in the media industry. While others looked down at her circumstances and questioned her potential, Kim defied the odds and soared to the very top. Now, Kim is the Director of Global Corporate Strategy at VICE Media and is recognised as one of the youngest corporate directors in VICE’s history. We are excited to bring her wisdom straight to your ears.
Kim Patel is the Director of Global Corporate Strategy at VICE Media. She is the youngest corporate director in VICE’s history and has received industry recognition for her work, including being honoured on the 2019 Forbes 30 under 30 list. She is also considered an Indian-American trailblazer for her work within the Asian American community in media.
How we can allow ourselves to open up [19:49]
Kim’s advice on building empathy [34:53]
How we can embrace pain [38:40]