True life: I'm a devoted mama and an ambitious career woman. After having two kids, I wanted to feel like myself again. I started my business Beauty by Brikea LLC and I transitioned to a new role at LSU to advance my business analysis and project management skillset. My experience has now made me a huge advocate of breaking old paradigms and mindsets around women who have careers and a family. If I am going to tell my daughters that they can be anything they want to be, then we should have infrastructure, systems, and policies to support them so they can thrive in their careers and beyond. Women play multiple roles: mothers, partners, daughters, sisters, career professionals and more...and we should all hold these titles with integrity, resilience and purpose.