To Health2047’s Lúcia Soares, the political climate has increased awareness around challenges facing women and highlighted the work that remains due to unconscious bias.

“Women should actively seek out opportunities to help other women grow and get out of their comfort zones professionally,” Soares said. “I actively mentor a minimum of seven mentees (women and men). As much as I mentor to help the mentee, I also find that giving back helps me grow.”

“Every single one of us should work to create opportunities for dialogue about career aspirations and personal growth,” she added. “Dialogue is the avenue to a new journey, a new destination.”