Q&A: Fearless Leader and Senior Vice President, Danyele Davis

Q: Being a woman in this industry, was there ever a situation where you felt that you needed to prove yourself or where your knowledge was questioned?

A: Not directly or openly, but there are always subtleties that come through. I was taught at an early age to be your very best and that means knowing your craft and operating in excellence. So, I’m never worried or concerned with it. I just focus on what needs to be done.

Q: Why is being a woman of color in this industry powerful?

A: We’re powerful because we have so many layers and a real depth. We’re able to embrace our work with a passion, determination and fierceness that is unmatched. We really do have a superpower!

Q: If you were to give advice to young women in the industry today, what would it be?

A: Stay focused on what is important to you, over prepare and make sure that you are doing the things that bring you pure joy. And lastly, always maintain your integrity and be your authentic self.

Q: What is one quote that you live by?

A: “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” -Oprah Winfrey

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