Students attending universities are in the prime of their lives to learn about issues and choices that have lasting effects on their careers and their personal lives. We are not invincible and there are real consequences to our actions. The future lawyers, doctors, scientists, athletes, and business men/women in our country should be equipped with an arsenal of tools to make good decisions, especially in the areas of ethics and legality. Rashmi is an university speaker on a mission to change how students view decision-making. She travels the country delivering game-changing speeches to inspire growth in this critical area and to teach students costly lessons learned.
Children in immigrant cultures are raised with high expectations to achieve, be the best, and be perfect; yet there is a hidden secret. Our culture will embrace and provide unconditional love even when we fail, which we all will in our human experience. We are all driven to succeed and prove ourselves. The fear of failure and fear of losing our image controls us. Our power emerges when we can release our fears. Rashmi, university speaker, shares that redefining success and love and recognizing our imperfections will lead us to a path of breaking the mold that immigrant children place on themselves.
One moment: a prominent and successful lawyer. The next moment: A one way ticket to federal prison. It can happen to you. Students and young professionals have a sense of invincibility and a desire to achieve at the highest level. Rashmi, university speaker, shares that no matter how intelligent you are, walking the line between right and wrong must be highlighted and given thought daily. Learn how to make intelligent ethical decisions and safety checks to ensure that you are on the right side of the ethical line.
Above me was a prostitute heroin addict, to the left of me was a homeless woman, and above her was a 24 year old meth dealer. Never before in my life had I been exposed to women who had experienced so much. I ate, slept, worked out with, watched movies, cooked, and lived with these women for six months. I was honored to learn from and humbled to get to know these women. Rashmi, university speaker, shares that not passing judgment on others, no matter their circumstances, is vital for the next generation of leaders.
Our failure is our success. On June 16, 2015, Rashmi was sentenced to federal prison. On what might be one’s worst day, why does Rashmi consider this moment one of her most successful? Supported by her entire community, Rashmi, university speaker, learned that developing strong relationships with an authentic desire to learn, grow, and share love has the most defining impact on our lives. The greatest gift you can give yourself is the time to learn from others’ experiences.
As immigrants in United States, we face internal and external pressures to succeed for our families and ourselves. As a first generation woman from India, Rashmi knows all too well the cultural, familial, and self-induced pressures inherent for individuals from an immigrant background. The drive to achieve the American dream led Rashmi to seek perfection to please her family and friends but it blinded her from making good ethical choices and kept her from asking for help. Rashmi shares her personal story to inspire hope and to teach you how to make exceptional ethical choices despite our cultural barriers.
We are taught that success is perfectionism and receiving accolades and status is the pinnacle of that perfection. But at what cost? As students, we cheat on tests to get higher grades; as professionals, we skirt laws to make more money. Our world continues to emerge without asking questions or reviewing the ethics of decisions made. Rashmi is a university speaker on a mission to promote a culture of conversation around ethics and compliance starting at home, in academia, in our places of work, and in our communities. Ethics must permeate ALL aspects of our lives and it starts with conversation.
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