"Do not settle for any job," says Yinka Horton. "Make sure that the next job you pick is right for you, and you are right for it." Yinka followed her own advice and landed a role as senior analyst for Boston Consulting Group. This Fairygodboss's drive certainly paid off!
Fairygodboss of the Week: Yinka Horton
Senior Analyst - GAMMA (Data Science), Boston Consulting Group
Tell us a little about your career. How did you get to where you are now?
I started out working for traditional industries in analytics and engineering essentially. I realized that I was not able to get the opportunities to grow through the companies I worked for. I specifically looked for opportunities and companies that would give me the challenge that I was looking for and landed this job with BCG.
Who is YOUR Fairygodboss? and Why?
My Fairygodboss is a principal out of Sydney. He actually interviewed me for this job. He is someone that I feel connected to based off of technical work and his work experience. I ask him for advice about cases that I am on and he is always responsive. I also ask him for advice about other opportunities and network, and he always responds immediately and is willing to listen and give advice.
What do you do when you're not working?
Travel, Zumba, wine, and my beautiful dog Buddy.
What book would you bring with you on a desert island?
Any book from Steve Harvey. He is so motivational.
What is your shopping vice? What would you buy if you won the lottery?
What is the #1 career tip you'd like to share with other women who want to have successful careers like you?
Do not settle for any job. Make sure that the next job you pick is right for you and you are right for it. Interviews are not just about you being interviewed but you also conducting the interview.
Why do you love where you work?
I love the flexible work hours and the opportunity to work from home or another office in a city that I would be visiting at the time. It makes working for BCG more enjoyable. I also like the fact that you are responsible for your own success and progress. If you see an opportunity that you want to seize, you will get the support that you need.
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