“Just Go for It” - Shakira Mosquera, Operations and Health, Safety, and Environmental Management Supervisor, Puerto Rico
For Shakira Mosquera, a typical day at NFE could include anything from environmental compliance, health and safety implementation, logistics, vessel receipt, and distribution, to supervising and leading diverse teams.
“I feel empowered when I help coworkers succeed or improve themselves,” Shakira says. “I often try to recognize work well done, even when it is a colleague that I do not supervise.”
That’s the kind of barrier-free thinking that drives Shakira’s approach to business, and also to women’s issues.
“I don’t like special treatment, especially if it is because I’m a woman,” she says. “I like to be treated and considered as equal among colleagues. And I don’t want young girls to perceive the idea that our fight is a competition of gender, on who is better or stronger. My advice for young girls is to understand that every person is valuable, and that each one of us has unique qualities and capabilities that we can use to thrive on every task. We must always aim to improve ourselves each day. Don’t let others make you think differently.”