“Believe in Yourself and Your Abilities” - Laura Pareja-Restrepo, Investment Associate, New York, USA
Laura has been focused on managing existing investments and originating new investment opportunities for New Fortress Energy since she joined us in 2022. It’s a natural step in her career, which has been built on the investments she has put into herself, and the investments of others who believed in her.
“I admire women I’ve worked with who have paved the way for other women to pursue their own careers and ambitions,” she says, “and who have supported me to achieve my dreams professionally and personally.”
She appreciates how Women’s History Month acknowledges and honors the contributions and achievements of women throughout history.
“It is a reminder of women’s effort towards gender equality and the work that still needs to be done to achieve it,” she says. “Additionally, it fosters the sharing and learning of perspectives.”
Laura advises other women to invest in themselves as well.
“Believe in yourself and your abilities, surround yourself with supportive people, and be open to seeking out mentors and role models who can provide guidance and advice,” she says. “Be intentional about the career you want, seek out opportunities for growth and development, and don’t hold yourself back!”