Woman of the Week – Garima Karia

Introducing this week’s Woman of the Week, Garima Karia!

When asked what leadership means to her, she says:

“To me, a great leader is synchronously a great mentor. My time at McGill has taught me the indispensible value of being personable and approachable as a leader. University is a place where so many diverse women (and students in general) are seeking opportunities to get involved, express themselves, and reach their full potential. However, it can be incredibly daunting to take the steps to achieve these outcomes, especially when one is thrown into such a fast-paced, competitive, and exciting environment. It takes a great leader to reach out to those experiencing Imposter Syndrome or lacking confidence in such an environment. Leadership means empowering others to pursue their goals and become leaders in their own ways.”

Garima is U2 student, pursuing a joint honours degree in Political Science and History with a minor in Cultural Studies. She is currently the VP Communications for the McGill Political Science Students’ Association, and the Director of Outreach for McGill’s Model UN delegation. She loves participating in Model UN, which she is excited to do as a Chair at SSUNS and Vice-Chair at McMUN, and as a coach at an all-girls high school in Montréal. Equally passionate about journalism, Garima is an opinion writer for the Bull & Bear and an editor for the McGill Students’ Business Review. This summer, Garima did compliance research with the G7 Research Group and volunteer work with her MP’s office in Toronto. She is also a Sponsorship Director in MWIL’s Sponsorship portfolio!

PC: Chloe Lim

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