Introducing this week’s Woman of the Week, Udita Samuel!
When asked what leadership means to her, she said:
“Leadership is about being passionate about what you do and the team that works with you. A good leader is someone who is able to bring together a team of people with different perspectives, skills and experiences to work together. To lead, one has to understand the key strengths and weaknesses across the team and bring together viewpoints for a greater cause. Whether it is bolstering a team’s strengths or working striving through downfalls, a good leader is able to translate passion into great outcomes. A passionate leader is able to engage their team, compel new ideas and guide them towards a goal or outcome. This means a leader is able to trust others with an idea and make it their own. Leadership is also being a part of something bigger than just you. As Hillary Clinton says, “Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as you ever can.”
Udita is a U3 student, double majoring in Political Science and Sociology. She is from Mississauga, Ontario and Bangalore, India. During her second year at McGill, she worked as the Community Engagement Facilitator for the Rez Life Office, where she created programming for first year students around anti-oppression and equity and pioneered What the Feminism(s) (WTF) Week at McGill. She has continued her involvement in community building as a Floor Fellow in New Resident Hall for the last two years. Outside of the Resident Community, she has been involved in IRSAM, the International Relations Students’ Association at McGill where she served as Deputy GA’s and ECOSOC’s of McMun 2016, before becoming Undersecretary-General, Committee Affairs for McMun 2017. She is also the Speaker for SSMU. She sits as the Chair for Legislative Council. For the past two summers, she has entered for the Hillary Clinton campaign in Iowa and Virginia, respectively as a field organizer talking to prospective voters and building the grassroots campaign